Vasoconstriction of the cervical spine
This problem of the cervical spine as a narrowing of the blood vessels, disturbs a large enough number of people. Thus people suffering from this disease may experience a variety of unpleasant sensations. The most common symptoms, which is accompanied by vasoconstriction, are well known to doctors. They manifest such phenomena:
- frequent pressing headache;
- pain in the frontal or occipital areas;
- periodic noise in the ears;
- nausea, sometimes ending in vomiting;
- frequent and strong enough dizziness.
The consequence of the same pathology be gradually increasing inattention, memory impairment and mental activity.
The causes of the disease
The appearance of unwarranted headaches localized in the frontal or occipital region, and other characteristic symptoms should not hesitate to seek medical help. If you do not start timely treatment, the consequences can be very unpleasant. Oxygen deficiency caused by vascular disease, may entail, in addition to these symptoms, and even numbness in the hands and tongue, increasing the pressure and even occasional loss of consciousness.
Vasoconstriction can be triggered by various factors, but the most common lesion of the cervical spine occur due to:
- inactivity (low physical activity);
- chronic fatigue;
- frequent stress;
- constant lack of sleep;
- regular stress (both mental and physical);
- degenerative disc disease.
The main reason leading to the reduction of vascular permeability of the cervical spine is cholesterol plaques that form on their walls. These plaques impede the passage through the cervical vessels to the brain enough blood. This leads to the first stage of headaches, which is the first signal of the disease and the need to begin treatment.
Form of pathology
Atherosclerosis of the cervical spine occurs in one of two forms and can be acute or chronic. Acute course of pathology is more dangerous and can lead to the development of brain infarction or hemorrhagic stroke. In some, and quite frequently the result of an acute attack may be the death of the patient. The development of the disease is relatively harmless, at first, appears rapid fatigue and headaches, a little later possible causeless vertigo.
Chronic constriction of the vessels of the neck is shown more clearly and is divided by physicians into three stages.
The clinical picture
|The first stage of the pathology.||There is a reduction of functional capacity, often due to the various factors. This is what in most cases is the reason that the treatment starts with a delay, because on such a «minor» reason for the doctor seems to be not worth it.|
|The second stage of the disease.||Characterized by a deterioration of General well-being, you may experience problems with the work of the urinary system and musculoskeletal system.|
|The third and most severe stage.||Manifesting itself in a noticeable way. There is a significant deterioration of brain function, causing loss of coordination and frequent changes of mood. The movements of the patient are slowed down, and in some cases there were clear failures in the functioning of the musculoskeletal system.|
Any pathology in the form of pain you should not try to stop taking analgesics. It is recommended immediately consult a doctor and start treatment.
How to treat atherosclerosis of the neck
In most cases, this pathology of the spine drug treatment will continue until the end of life of the patient. Drug therapy is prescribed only after serious examination, which necessarily involves the therapist, the cardiologist and the neurologist. Usually prescribed statins, fibrates, antidepressants and antioxidants. A properly chosen combination of drugs can not only remove the symptoms of disease, but allow to slightly improve the condition of the spine.
Treatment and prevention of the disease can be carried out with traditional methods. Among the many folk remedies recommend a decoction of the hawthorn, making the Cup of boiling water steeped two tablespoons of the berries and flowers of the plant. Ready broth is taken before each meal tablespoon. Note that the immediate effect in the treatment of folk remedies should not be expected, vasoconstriction may be reduced only after prolonged ingestion.
Very important for patients with this disease and diet. It is recommended to fully give up sweets, coffee, chocolate and black tea. But the various vegetables and fruits, dairy products, fish and seafood will help to fight with disease. Of course, that alcohol and tobacco are not conducive to improvement.
Noticeable improvement can be achieved by massage treatments and acupuncture. Posture during sleep sometimes also is important to sleep in such patients is recommended at the back, on a firm surface.