Treatment of symptoms of cervical osteochondrosis

causes of cervical osteochondrosis

When a doctor diagnoses cervical osteochondrosis, the symptoms of treatment are inextricably linked. This is because this disease is considered complex and multilevel, this or that symptom will tell you not only about the stage of the disease, but also to what exactly it extends, which vital areas of the body have been affected.

Symptoms of osteochondrosis of the cervical spine

  1. When the nerve endings of the spine are compressed, the symptoms take on their characteristic features. Pain in the neck, arms and throat occurs, and this pain can be reflected immediately in other areas, such as the back. Breathing and swallowing can be difficult and the tongue appears numb or "swollen". Noise is heard in the ears and sharp pain is possible, the vision is "blurred" and "dark" in the eyes. A person begins to feel a severe malaise, which affects several organs, perhaps a feeling of extreme fatigue and apathy, there is a desire to lie down and rest. There is usually no relief after rest.
  2. The vertebral artery loses its ability to fully feed the brain. This threatens with the appearance of a headache (constant or periodic), loss of coordination when walking, dizziness and loss of consciousness. In addition, disturbances in the form of confusion, hallucinations and mental disorders are possible. A person at any given time can feel good and, having made some physical effort, experience any of these symptoms.
  3. With circulatory disorders, hypertension, tachycardia and spinal effusion may occur. Vegeto-vascular dystonia with clamped vessels and arrhythmia will be observed until osteochondrosis is completely cured.
  4. The level of intracranial pressure increases and symptoms such as a feeling of "swelling" of the head caused by severe pain, weakness and vomiting, dizziness and a severe collapse occur.

Treatment of cervical osteochondrosis

A person who has symptoms of osteochondrosis of the neck in the form of pain and stiffness of movement can quickly relieve his condition. Painkillers should be taken. Ointments have an effective effect, they are economical in spending. When taking painkillers, the dosage and contraindications must be observed.

After relieving the patient's condition, he should see a doctor. We must not forget that painkillers can only mask symptoms, but they cannot eliminate the disease. Separately, it should be noted that for pain that is reflected from the neck to the back, arms and legs, the ointments are applied exclusively on the neck. But despite the fact that a person has not gone to the doctor, he cannot know the exact diagnosis. And he tries to "treat" everything at once, achieving only an allergic effect.

Treatment is prescribed only after a thorough examination and diagnosis. It aims to improve blood circulation in the affected areas, relieve swelling and tension and get rid of pain. For this, analgesics are used in the form of ointments or injections (antispasmodics).

Important!It is necessary to take non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, chondroprotectors and vitamins B 6 and B 12.

Vasodilator drugs work in different ways. They are neurotropic drugs that act in the reduction of nervous impulse and myotropic, acting on the muscles themselves. Due to its action, the tone of the blood vessel walls decreases and its lumen increases, which increases blood flow to the brain.

Physiotherapy procedures help to relieve the patient's pain and condition. In this disease, electrophoresis, paraffin and water procedures, magnetotherapy, ultrasound and ultraviolet irradiation are used successfully. Massage (not strong) and corrective gymnastics (regular) have been doing well. The use of special medical collars helps to support the head and neck.

An alternative, and in other cases a complement to the treatment, is special gymnastics.

Folk remedies to alleviate illnesses

treatment of cervical osteochondrosis with massage
  1. Gentle massage with hot honey. It is necessary to rub it very carefully, then wrap it around the neck and heat the honey.
  2. Rubbing with compounds that heat the wound. They can be alcohol-based - infusions of pepper, garlic, you can use the application of fresh parts of these plants (horseradish, onion, radish are also suitable).
  3. Warm pine baths. A decoction of 0. 5 kg is being prepared. needles and 2 liters. Water. This bath is taken in half an hour.

It is necessary to closely monitor the body's allergic reactions to the ingredients used and remember that these remedies alleviate, but do not cure, the disease.

Disease prevention

A person with cervical spine problems will have to devote time regularly to that area in order to start moving completely again and not face this problem in the future.

Talking about the prevention of cervical osteochondrosis, it should be noted:

  • the importance of diet - foods should be rich in calcium and magnesium (dairy products and fish products, vegetables and grains) and vitamins.
  • The need to dedicate time to maintain the physical shape of the body (swimming is very useful), so the muscular neck corset will be strong enough and will reduce the load on the spine.
  • The importance of excluding (or reducing the influence) from your life the factors that cause cervical osteochondrosis. Symptoms and treatment are unpleasant and time-consuming, and prevention is quite simple and easy.