Radiculitis of the cervical spine: causes and treatment
The condition of the spine is very important for human health. Any disease and damage can create serious discomfort, accompanied by pain syndrome and limitation of motion. Sciatica is one of the ailments that can affect the spine.
The symptoms and signs of disease
Radiculitis of the cervical spine is a common disease that affects the spinal nerve roots. It is quite unpleasant disease, which, like the neck-shoulder sciatica can occur even in people at a young age. The treatment of these diseases is a long process, but mostly successful.
Cervical-brachial and cervical radiculitis usually appear suddenly, the man start to disturb the very unpleasant symptoms of the disease. These include:
- a feeling of weakness;
- pain in the neck, back and shoulders;
- headache in the neck;
- numbness of the hands;
- irregularities in the heart, manifested in the rapid change of blood pressure;
- the decline in visual acuity.
- congestion or ringing in the ears.
If any of these symptoms should immediately consult a doctor. Treatment should begin immediately, as sciatica can become chronic stage.
Chronic sciatica symptoms is the same, but they are not occasional, permanent. While acute pain is usually not observed. Proper treatment will help to reduce the intensity of unpleasant sensations to a minimum.
The causes of the disease
Cervical-brachial radiculitis does not appear by itself. In many respects its development is due to the way of life of the patient. For the occurrence of this disease is a very specific reason.
Because of the vulnerability of the human body the sciatica is a fairly common disease.
Treatment of cervical radiculitis
Modern medicine has learned how to effectively deal with sciatica, including cervical. As a rule, treatment is complex, using several methods simultaneously. Drug therapy is the use of injections and pills. Drugs used to relieve pain, inflammation and improve blood circulation. To improve overall body tone prescribed vitamins. Types of drugs, their dosage and duration of administration depend on the patient’s condition. Self-treatment is unacceptable, the drugs may appoint a doctor.
If sciatica is caused by the absence of motion, therapeutic exercise can help get rid of the disease. The treatment is in the Commission of certain movements aimed to release tension in the muscles, eliminating pinching and pain. Basically it is the movement of the head and trunk bending in different directions. The physical therapy course is determined by a physician.
Manual therapy is an effective means to ease the pain and relieve tension in the muscles. The massage is carried out at all stages of the disease. Warming up not only the neck but also arms, shoulders, chest and back. If the sciatica is accompanied by headaches, facial muscles also massaging. Massage leads to improved blood supply in the inflamed organs, activating the metabolism, helps to restore tissues elasticity.
Massage — the procedure is delicate, it should be performed only by an experienced specialist. Too strong impact can cause acute pain or displacement of the vertebrae. As a rule, a course of manual therapy includes 10 sessions.
During treatment, the patient is recommended to attend work and undertake activities associated with exercise or prolonged sitting in one place. The patient needs rest and warmth.
Prevention of disease
There are a few simple rules that will prevent development of the disease or to minimize the possibility of recurrence.
With proper attention to your body rheumatism can not only prevent but also to cure successfully.