Cervical myositis: treatment, symptoms, causes
Myositis is an inflammation of both one and several striated muscles. Usually it is manifested by sharp pain and weakness in the affected area. Very common myositis of the lumbar muscles. The disease is divided into several forms:
When the disease involves several muscles, diagnosed with polymyositis.
Causes and symptoms of myositis
The development of this disease can be affected by various factors. Quite often illness occurs due to excessive stress. Myositis of the back muscles can occur after an attack of cramps while swimming.
The main reasons for the development of the disease:
- viral diseases such as influenza or rheumatism;
- parasitic infestation, for example, trichinosis;
- toxic effects due to metabolic disturbances, diabetes mellitus;
- awkward body position during sleep;
- a muscle strain.
People in certain professions the risk of developing the disease increased. This PC, drivers, musicians, i.e. people who daily many hours are in one and the same, often incorrect posture.
Cervical myositis manifests itself by a sharp pain in the neck, discomfort spreading from the nape of the neck to the shoulder. Complications when inflammation affects the nerve plexus of the shoulder, pain can involve the whole hand, it becomes sharper during movement. Myositis of the cervical muscles in the initial stages is characterized by weakness and ache. In diseased muscles felt a tingling sensation in the development of the disease, they atrophy.
Myositis of the back muscles has similar symptoms. Aching, gradually increasing pain increases sharply even with a slight movement. In some forms of the disease in the affected area palpable small dense nodules and bands, they are sources of inflammation. Touching them caused a sharp pain. If the treatment of cervical myositis initiated in a timely manner, the pain will go away within a few days. The patient should be kept warm and quiet, taking prescribed medicines. But if the influence of undesirable factors remains unchanged, the likely transition of the disease into a chronic form.
The disease does not shy away from children. Especially often suffer from neck. Myositis of the neck muscles in children has its own characteristics: fever, headache. In babies, the disease is more severe, more likely to have complications. In the absence of timely and quality care increases the likelihood of rapid disease development and destruction surrounding muscles of the back. The pain may radiate into the esophagus and respiratory tract.
When you have selected the right method of treating myositis of the neck muscles is relatively quick, it required from three days to two weeks. In case of wrong treatment or no ailment can become chronic. Pain is reduced, but the muscle damage leads to a distortion of the neck. With further development of the disease there is a shift of the intervertebral discs, hernia is formed.
Methods of treatment of the disease
If the detected myositis, treatment should begin immediately, then you don’t have to spend a lot of time and money. Therapies are directly dependent on the etiology of the disease. If the disease is caused by infectious processes, there are different anti-inflammatory, analgesic. If the disease was the result of hypothermia or increased load on the muscles, the most important is bed rest and heat.
People who have contraindications to the use of chemicals, a specialist may recommend postisometric relaxation (PIR). This technique is one of the most useful in the treatment of myositis of the neck. PIR new technology, which is based on stretching sore muscles and ligaments. Patient during a session the strain, relaxes the body, and the doctor performs stretching sore muscles. Reviews patients testify that during the procedure very quickly comes relief and the pain goes away. The number of sessions is determined by the doctor and depends on the condition of the patient.
A major role in the treatment of disease plays warm. In myositis dry heat, physiotherapy and skillful massage have a very beneficial effect. An important criterion in the treatment of patients is adherence to proper nutrition. The diet should consist of products, which allows to increase the content of easily digestible proteins in the body.
Effective treatment is the use of warming ointments. Relieve inflammation non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. To eliminate very severe pain used novocaine blockade. When complex form of myositis, treatment should be done in a hospital under the supervision of specialists.
How to treat myositis, knew even our grandmothers. Preserved many popular recipes of this disease. The advantages of these methods lie in their availability, and security, they have virtually no contraindications.
For the treatment of chronic myositis use a decoction of borage officinalis. You need 3 g of dry inflorescences or 10 g of leaves pour a glass of boiling water. Infused for 5 hours, wrapped tightly in warm cloth. Take 6 times a day for 1 tbsp After a month of continuous use pause for 10 days.
A decoction of physalis alkekengi produces a similar effect. To prepare necessary to take 20 g of dried fruit, pour 0.5 liters of water and bring to boil. Cook for about 15 minutes, then cool. Make the broth 0.25 Cup 4 times a day before meals.
In myositis of the dorsal muscles helps willow. Its powdered bark is used in infusion and drink 2 tablespoons 3 times a day. This dry powder of willow bark pour vodka or diluted rubbing alcohol in the ratio of 1:20 and heated for a few about 30 minutes. Then cooled and filtered. Use and buds of willows. Grind them and mix with the warm butter in equal proportions. Applied as a salve, gently applying it on affected region.
Treatment helps a massage with homemade oils. The principle of making they have one. You need to chop a dry medicinal plants, 20 g of the collection to take 100 g of boiling water. Boil for 5-7 minutes, then mix the resulting broth with the melted butter and the internal fat (70-80 g). To store the finished salve in a cool place.
For the manufacture of such oils several drug charges:
- anise fruit, young shoots of the nettle, birch leaves, white willow bark, peppermint, dandelion rhizome;
- birch leaves, young stems of Heather, green Hypericum, lime blossom, poplar buds, calendula flowers, shoots of meadowsweet, lemon balm, celandine, eucalyptus leaves, fruit hops, the young shoots of thuja;
- the roots of marshmallow, parsley, lavender, bark ash, twigs, yarrow and horsetail;
- lilac flowers, poplar buds, birch leaves, mint, herbs tricolor violet, pine needles.
Most simple folk remedy for inflammation and muscle pain — med. It is enough to apply on the sore spot, cover with the top piece of film and leave it for 20 minutes. Repeat the procedure for 1.5-2 weeks.