- Osteochondrosis of the cervical spine - a lot of symptoms of different nature
- Symptoms and consequences
- How to cope
Radicular syndrome - this is the most frequent manifestation of cervical degenerative disc disease. Osteochondrosis of the cervical spine can lead to a reduction in the size of the intervertebral holes due to lower height of the intervertebral disc and compressed nerve roots. Spinal nerve roots can also be squeezed vertebral bone growths (osteophytes), or bulging disc.
Some manifestations of radicular syndrome
Radicular syndrome: the main thing - to find the cause
characterized by motor, sensory and metabolic disorders in the zones of innervation of nerve compression. The pains are usually intense and fiery character, intensifying when moving head.
With a sharp turn of the head in patients with cervical osteochondrosis
Cervical osteochondrosis - the lot of office workers
May occur exacerbation of degenerative disc disease of the cervical - infringement of spinal nerve roots extending from the spinal cord. It is accompanied by severe pain - cervical lumbago.
Instantly appeared protective muscle spasm of the neck increases the pain. Pain in osteochondrosis of the cervical so strong that for them it is impossible to make even the slightest movement of the head. Such a condition can be maintained from a few minutes to several hours or days. Then a sharp pain runs (this can happen suddenly, but may gradually) and remain nagging chronic pain.
Movement disorders develop in the neck muscles and the muscles innervated by the nerves of the brachial plexus. Neck muscles are in a state voltage protection, creating a posture aimed at reducing irritation or compression involved in the spinal nerves.
Osteochondrosis of the cervical - vertebral artery syndrome
Vertebral arteries - the arteries that feed the base of the brain and medulla - an area where the vital centers - respiratory, cardiovascular, and others.
The two vertebral arteries run through the hole in the side spines and then connected to the basilar artery. When osteochondrosis holes in the vertebrae through which the artery can be narrowed, which will lead to a permanent shortfall in the brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Compresses the vertebral artery can also be inflamed tissue surrounding the spinal nerve roots disadvantaged.
Symptoms of degenerative disc disease of the cervical spine, which appeared at squeezing the vertebral artery, are combined in a single vertebral artery syndrome (or syndrome of the basilar artery).
The main and constant symptom of this condition is headache
Headache: Causes and Complications
. It can appear suddenly (if suddenly there was infringement of the roots), but most of the headache is chronic. Aching often one half of the head, so these headaches are called migraine neck
I have a migraine. What to do?
. Headache can be very strong, extended to the area of the orbit, temple, ear, accompanied by nausea and vomiting.
Often vertebral artery syndrome manifests itself in the form of dizziness. Vertigo may be permanent, worse when moving the head, and can occur in the form of acute attacks.
Characterized as bouts of sudden loss of coordination, when the patient falls, threw himself, but then after a few seconds or minutes stands alone as the cornfields of-factly. Often happen and sudden loss of consciousness (fainting) - after a few minutes the patient wakes up, he gets up, feeling only weakness.
The syndrome of the vertebral artery can occur different kinds of visual disturbances (blurred vision, blurred vision, double vision), hearing (noise and ringing in the ears, hearing loss), swallowing (lump in the throat, called the pharyngeal migraine) and so on. If the blood supply to the brain is disrupted in the area of the hypothalamus, then there may be a violation of thermoregulation. The temperature at an osteochondrosis of cervical department in this case can be increased or, on the contrary, decreased.