Cervical osteochondrosis and the consequences of the disease
Many people should not think that the degenerative disc disease of the cervical spine affects exclusively the elderly. Today the disease mainly affects persons of middle age. Deteriorating health status of the population as a whole, there is a tendency of diagnosis of cervical osteochondrosis in young people aged 18 to 30 years.
Few know that the eye pain in osteochondrosis is the first sign of serious visual impairment. The main causes of the disease are incorrectly formed posture, being overweight, metabolic disorders, injuries of the spine. In modern conditions the development of the disease leads a sedentary, sedentary lifestyle.
Signs, consequences and diagnosis of osteochondrosis of the cervical
Osteochondrosis of the cervical spine occurs compression processes of the spinal cord, blood vessels. This occurs if a person for a long time in one position, without changing it, or leads a sedentary lifestyle. You should know that the disease can lead to brain damage, blurred vision, hearing. Most often people suffer from osteochondrosis of the cervical, because he has poor muscular corset.
The first signs of malaise can serve as intermittent pain in the neck, shoulder, elbow joints. In some cases the pain may radiate to the chest, the human condition worsens. At first the pain is mild, quickly passing. Then, the frequency and duration of attacks increase, bringing the man not only inconvenience, but also a lot of discomfort.
Osteochondrosis of the cervical particularly strong pain syndrome is manifested in the morning, after sleep. Then during the day when the muscles are developed and come into the tonus, the patient feels a little better. However, occasionally you may experience backache. During a cold cervical degenerative disc disease is in stage of aggravation that may lead to increased pain not only in the morning, but also throughout the day. This is a very insidious disease that can be easily mistaken for something else, because self-diagnosis is impossible.
Cervical osteochondrosis often leads to chondrosis of other organs, for example, lesions of the elbow joint. In connection with the permanent lack of nourishment of brain cells begin to die. It causes patients dizziness, nausea, numbness of the tongue. Man cannot turn his head to the side, because there is severe pain is often present. Tinnitus is another symptom of the rapidly developing degenerative disc disease of the cervical spine. The development of the disease leads to impaired vision, sleep, memory, a feeling of anxiety.
Neurologist for suspected degenerative disc disease in the neck sends the patient for x-rays, magnetic resonance or computed tomography. On examination, the patient optometrist can diagnose vision impairment.
How to deal with the decline of vision in degenerative disc disease
If cervical osteochondrosis is not treated, it will affect a person’s vision. It is in the back of the head is the visual analyzer that is responsible for visual acuity. Its reduction is manifested not only in the fact that before the eyes begin to flit flies. One sees worse, there is pain in the eyes, double vision.
All this is due to poor blood supply to the brain cells and eyes. With cervical osteochondrosis often actively developing glaucoma or cataracts — severe eye diseases that lead to blindness. If them in time not to diagnose and begin to treat the probability of surgical intervention increases dramatically, because the patient’s condition may deteriorate.
To deal with cervical osteochondrosis and its consequences it is necessary. Treatment should appoint jointly a neurologist and optometrist. It usually involves the use of medications, physiotherapy, massage — anything that helps to improve circulation and normalize blood pressure. By the physician the patient can perform self-massage. With proper treatment is supposed to improve vision.
In cervical osteochondrosis patients whose activities are connected with the computer or with the documents necessary to periodically change position to all the tissues receive the necessary for the normal functioning of the blood. Even basic turns and head tilts are the prevention of the disease. With regular performing simple gymnastics improves the skin condition in the neck. Exercises can be done only if there is severe pain, otherwise you can aggravate the condition.
Cervical osteochondrosis is a serious pathology that requires medical intervention, timely diagnosis and systematic treatment.