Dizziness with cervical degenerative disc disease: symptoms, treatment
Today osteochondrosis is a very common disease. This is due to the sedentary lifestyle of most people, but this disease can strike and athletes, if they stop training. No need to load weakening of the muscles that support the spine. In such a situation, their function trying to take on the intervertebral discs, absolutely not adapted to this. One of the signals of a problem is dizziness with cervical osteochondrosis.
The disease affects the neck, chest, waist. In about a quarter of patients it is diagnosed osteochondrosis of the cervical spine. The symptoms of this type of disease has an unpleasant: nausea, headache, loss of coordination. But the dizziness occurs often other manifestations, due to violation of blood circulation in the brain. Dizziness is accompanied by disturbance of vision, hearing, noise in the ears, which often frighten the patient. Why is dizzy and how to treat such a manifestation of osteochondrosis? We will try to understand.
Signs and causes of disease
The main symptoms of cervical degenerative disc disease:
- lack of appetite;
- nausea, vomiting;
- pallor of the skin;
- problems with blood pressure;
- blurred vision (spots, circles before the eyes, darkening, and «fly» and so on);
- violation of coordination of movements;
- increasing noise in the ears;
- symptoms of Central nervous system (anxiety, irritability).
It should be noted that these symptoms cannot be removed with analgesics, as they caused a kind of trauma of the vertebrae. Dizziness with cervical degenerative disc disease occurs as a consequence of circulatory disorders of the brain. The reasons for this are.
For these reasons, cervical osteochondrosis accompanied by dizziness. If you have some or all of the above symptoms, cervical chondrosis, you should consult a doctor. He administered the survey to establish an accurate diagnosis. If the doctor suspects a cervical osteochondrosis, will have to go:
- ultrasound, especially Doppler ultrasound (study of blood vessels and blood flow);
- magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of blood vessels of the cervical spine.
In the initial phase all patients go to the GP but you can go directly to specialists, neurologist, surgeon. Note that when visiting the doctor it is necessary to accurately list and describe all the symptoms, it will help in the diagnosis.
Methods of treatment of cervical degenerative disc disease
Osteochondrosis of the cervical spine occurs the dizziness of varying intensity. But even the slightest manifestation of such symptoms need to be addressed. Prescribed treatment must act in two directions:
- to relieve the pressure of the vertebral artery and the nerve fibers;
- to restore the intervertebral disc or to normalize his condition.
How to remove with cervical osteochondrosis symptoms arising as a result of compression of the vessels? To do this, take painkillers and vitamins, drugs to relieve muscle spasms. Useful are massage and manual therapy. To relieve pain will help novocaine blockade in the damaged region of the spine.
Only removing the symptoms (vertigo, pain), to heal from degenerative disc disease of the cervical spine will fail. You need to minimize the destruction of the intervertebral disc. This will need to take a number of measures to achieve the desired effect.
Remember that dizziness osteochondrosis — a clear sign of deterioration. Don’t expect it «self-will». Timely treatment to the doctor will remove all the unpleasant symptoms, dizziness and pain.