Saturday, October 23, 2010

What are the symptoms of cervical spondylosis

The clinical symptoms of cervical spondylosis is a general performance of dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, numbness in the hand, tachycardia, chest pain and a series of sympathetic symptoms. Also accompanied by hand shoulder and arm pain, paresthesia (skin allergies, formication fingers fever, chills, etc.) finger weakness. With spinal stenosis can cause systemic sudden numbness down, or have had a feeling like electricity, or even paraplegia. Also due to insufficient blood supply can cause brain behind the head of ischemia and the performance of a range of symptoms such as migraine headaches, visual disturbances, tinnitus, hearing loss and so on.
Because of chronic neck soft tissue injury, strain, and imbalance caused by cervical disc mechanics and its secondary changes adjacent tissue irritation or compression caused by a variety of symptoms and signs referred to as cervical spondylosis.
Because chronic neck soft tissue injury, strain, and mechanical imbalance gradual cervical neck soft tissue adhesions, scar contracture, jam, and then lead to disc degeneration, dehydration, hematomas and capillaries tear, bone spurs and degeneration of joints and ligaments and spinal canal stenosis, and a corresponding clinical manifestations. According to the clinical symptoms of involvement of different organizational structure and will correspond to cervical disease were divided into 6 types, ie type neck, nerve root, spinal cord, vertebral artery, sympathetic type and mixed type.

Variety of clinical manifestations of cervical spondylosis, cervical disc degeneration due prominence, vertebral bone hyperplasia, proliferation of Luschka joints, facet joints hyperplasia, yellow ligament hypertrophy or ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament, leading to cervical spinal canal, vertebral deformation between the holes or narrow transverse foramen, and cervical instability, spinal cord, nerve roots, vertebral artery and the sympathetic nerve stimulation or oppression by the performance of a series of related clinical symptoms.
Among them, the nerve root compression can occur after stimulation or nerve root type cervical spondylosis, the typical clinical symptoms mainly as follows: occipital or neck pain or numbness, was continuous or intermittent radiation to the upper limbs and fingers conduction, can be associated with needle-like or too power-like string of numbness, when the neck or a cough, sneeze, or when the pain and slightly larger than the string force numbness can be serious; but also can have upper limb muscle atrophy, heavy, pain weakness, movement of the phenomena, shoulder and neck and upper limb at night may be more severe pain and can not sleep over and over again.
Because cervical spinal cord stimulation, spinal cord compression, or arterial pressure by stimulation, the lack of blood supply to the spinal cord, causing spinal cord dysfunction, myelopathy can occur, the typical clinical symptoms mainly are: the nature of the limbs numbness, weakness, stiffness, inflexibility, a sense of walking foot cotton, and even paralysis of the limbs, chest or abdomen belted feeling, difficult or urine incontinence.
By the cervical sympathetic nerve stimulation or oppression, can appear sympathetic cervical spondylosis, the typical clinical symptoms mainly as follows: headache or migraine headaches, dizziness, may be associated with nausea, vomiting, visual unclear, vague, decreased vision the pupil to expand or shrink back of the eye pain, rapid heartbeat, irregular heartbeat, chest pain, high blood pressure, head and neck and limbs, abnormal sweating, and ringing in the ears, hearing loss, dysphonia, also can be expressed as blurred vision , tears, nasal congestion, bradycardia, blood pressure, flatulence and other complex performance.
Vertebral artery by stimulation of the neck or oppression, can appear vertebral artery type of cervical disease, the typical clinical symptoms mainly as follows: paroxysmal vertigo, sudden blindness or low vision, diplopia, etc., but can be restored in the short term, you can there suddenly fell such as performance. Most of these symptoms in the head or sudden flexion and extension rotation occurs.

Thus, abnormal clinical manifestations of cervical spondylosis complicated and diverse. Cervical and lumbar disc herniation and lumbar spinal stenosis same spine degenerative disorders such changes, both easily lead to neuralgia. However, more significant differences between the two, in general, lumbar spine disease signs and symptoms than more complex, more easily overlooked by patients and doctors misdiagnosis. Signs and symptoms caused by cervical spondylosis, lumbar range than the more extensive and serious. Lumbar only affect the lower limbs, and cervical spondylosis may affect the limbs, head and internal organs; lumbar local symptoms are numerous and appear earlier, easily lead to the attention of patients and doctors; and mild local symptoms of cervical spondylosis, and some even absolutely no neck symptoms; many cervical patients showed the symptoms of other diseases, easily confused with other diseases. Compared with the lumbar, cervical disease is much worse prognosis, lumbar timely and correct treatment, most patients can be cured, and cervical disease, particularly cervical myelopathy, even to take timely and correct treatment, a few Some patients may still be life-long residual dysfunction.
Therefore, cervical disease is more clinicians and patients should arouse the attention. Conservative treatment of cervical spondylosis
Neck: the neck of the over-limit activities, alleviate the pressure within the intervertebral space. Increase in the supporting role of the neck.
Traction: can do at home, but also in hospitals, low pillow, correct posture sit back and relax. Role: limited activities of the head and neck. Conducive to the projections on the disc space is also satisfied.
Massage and massage therapy, physical therapy approach to blending operations. Only alleviate the symptoms, subject to relapse.

What is Cervical spondylosis?

Cervical spondylosis is a disorder that results from abnormal growth of the bones of the neck and degeneration and mineral deposits in the cushions between the vertebrae.Progressive neck pain is a key indication of cervical spondylosis. It may be the only symptom in many cases. Examination often shows limited ability to bend the head toward the shoulders and limited ability to rotate the head.