Ear pain in osteochondrosis of the cervical — pulsation in the ear
My ears hurt in osteochondrosis?
Ear pain is common. It is easy to «get» to take a walk without a hat in the cold or just sit in the draft. But sometimes it occurs like «out of the blue».
Address to the otolaryngologist does not clarify the situation: specialist does not find its part of the deviations. However, he may refer the patient to a neurologist, assuming that the problem is connected with diseases of the joints, cartilage and spinal discs. It turns out that it is not excluded ear pain in osteochondrosis.
Osteochondrosis: what it is and who to lose?
Today this disease is called «disease of the century», is so commonly found among many groups. Most recently it was attributed to age-related problems, but the disease recently diagnosed in young people under the age of 30 years and even in adolescents.
Osteochondrosis is wear and tear of the cartilage between the vertebrae and provides them free sliding. Perhaps the clearest manifestations will not be in old age, if a man all his life moderately involved in sports and can not complain about heredity.
Usually the first symptoms arise at the age of 50 years and older.
Now, however, the disease have become «younger». This is facilitated by:
- sedentary lifestyle;
- improper diet;
- the presence of excess weight.
The disease most often affects the lumbosacral and cervical regions of the spine. The fact that these departments are under a greater load. Particularly affected are the cervical vertebrae: discs wear out, shift, squeeze the muscles and in difficult cases, nerve endings.
Man begins to feel:
- pain and numbness in the neck, shoulders, arms;
- flashing «flies» before the eyes.
The disease is accompanied by headache, the nature of a pressure or dull. Ear pain in osteochondrosis of the cervical – also a common symptom.
What causes ear pain in osteochondrosis?
Pulsation in the ear osteochondrosis, pain or feeling that the ear is laid, arise for the following reasons.
Degeneration of the cervical vertebrae leads to an increase in the load on the bones and muscles.
The head is hard to turn during movement of the neck there are unpleasant sensations.
Gradually the muscle tissue in this location thickens to pinch small blood vessels and nerves.
The blood vessels of the head deteriorates.
All this leads to such consequences:
- pain occurs in the ears;
- hearing loss;
- the similarity of auditory hallucinations, when in the ear constantly heard noises, which are actually not.
Tinnitus creates a brain – he’s trying to compensate for the strange silence emanating from the outside world.
You can check yourself whether there is pain in the ears low back pain or any inflammatory disease (e.g., otitis media).
If when you press on the tragus of the ear there is pain, it is most likely inflammation. There is no discomfort? It is likely that you have degenerative disc disease.
Hearing impairment caused by poor circulation and can be combined with the pain. Sometimes can be confused with feeling of stuffiness, with the condition that occurs when blockage of the ear, sulfuric cork: all the time I want to clean the ear canal, but nothing happens.
How to deal with the pain
If in the ear «POPs», there is a pulsation or it is constantly whining, trying to drown out all this pain pills. When the ears hurt in osteochondrosis, you’ll need to take a range of measures aimed at achieving remission of the underlying disease.
First, you need to visit specialists:
After establishing the cause of discomfort (if it’s still low back pain), the doctor will prescribe nootropic drugs. They will improve blood circulation and when blood flow returns to normal, the soreness will be less pronounced.
It may take chondroprotectors. These drugs have the ability to restore cartilage. They contain:
- hyaluronic acid;
Penetrating directly into the tissue, these substances are compensate for the body thinning or absence of cartilage. Due to this mobility is restored, normal hearing, are in pain. Most often this drug is prescribed in the injection performed in the location of cartilage. With this method of applying it most effectively.
If the disease is not running, to eliminate the unpleasant sensations will help in exercises for the neck and regular massage of cervical-collar zone. Exercises should be done daily, several times a day.
The movement should be slow, smooth, they have to stop in case of extreme discomfort. You need to tilt your head to the side, back and forth, and also to use the technique of belly dancing: gently move your head left and right, trying to hold it without tilting that chin was parallel to the line of the shoulders.
The massage is courses of 7-10 procedures, among which there should be a holiday. Sessions are encouraged to arrange through the day.
Ear pain is a signal of trouble in the body. Even if it is not constant and not too strong, do not ignore it: the pain caused by degenerative disc disease, is well removed in the early stages of detecting disease.
In the future will be worse than the disease alone will not work. So as early as possible determine the cause of pain and begin treatment.