Something the head does not turn or signs of osteochondrosis of the cervical spine

neck pain with osteochondrosis

The first signs of cervical osteochondrosis often appear at a young age. Well, tell me, who has not had a neck pain at least once in their life? And we don’t pay attention to this symptom, but find logical explanations: maybe it’s blown, I didn’t sleep properly on the pillow, I spent the whole day at the computer and a lot of others. And since we know the reason that affected the vertebrae, then there is no need to show the doctor - after all, it will pass by itself. Most often, people after forty years of age turn to a doctor for help with osteochondrosis of the cervical spine, and then because of the presence of concomitant pathologies.

Listen to your body

The first signs of cervical osteochondrosis are the occurrence of pain in this part of the spine. Its character can be both constant aching and sharp shooting when turning the head, when the vertebra moves relative to the other along the axis.

If a person ignores the emerging syndrome in osteochondrosis of the spine for a long time, then the process of degeneration in osteochondrosis of the vertebrae progresses.

There comes such a symptom as the restriction of mobility of the vertebrae in the affected section - in this way the body is protected from unpleasant sensations. And then the unpleasant symptoms subside, and the person thinks that he got rid of the problem, and this is actually an aggravation of osteochondrosis.

The inability to turn the head left and right to the full extent, as before, does not even bother many. Meanwhile, the pathology can move into the stage of irreversible changes in the tissues that make up the vertebrae. With each exacerbation of osteochondrosis, the symptoms return. As a result, a hernia of the spine is formed, which puts pressure on the nerve roots and blood vessels passing through each vertebra. As a result, there are such signs of high blood pressure: dizziness, headache, flashing "flies" before the eyes.

headache with cervical osteochondrosis

Signs of osteochondrosis of the cervical spine do not have any features characteristic of this pathology. Therefore, with an exacerbation of osteochondrosis of the vertebrae, it is sometimes difficult to guess for what reason the malaise occurred. There may be severe headaches in the occipital region, sometimes turning into a migraine, an increase in blood pressure to significant numbers. When coughing, turning the head and sneezing, the symptoms are more pronounced. With an exacerbation of osteochondrosis of the spine, shootings in the arm or chest may also occur. If osteochondrosis of the spine is running, and the tissues of the vertebrae have changed significantly, then spinal or cerebral circulation insufficiency may occur.

If the lower segments of the cervical spine are affected, symptoms that mimic heart problems may appear. Is it possible to independently determine whether it is a heart or not? The peculiarity is that the pain in the chest with osteochondrosis increases with the rotation of the body and does not go away after taking nitroglycerin. Sometimes there may be discomfort in the throat area as a result of osteochondrosis of the spine, but the occurrence of problems with the throat is extremely rare. It is worth noting that discomfort in the throat may be due to the presence of problems with the thyroid gland. Sometimes discomfort in the throat can occur with an emotional and nervous shock. And, of course, the most common cause of sore throat and sore throat is inflammation (ARVI, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, and so on).

Do you get very scared?

Often, an increase in blood pressure, vegetative-vascular dystonia (VVD) and cervical osteochondrosis of the spine are best friends.

As a result of compression of the vessels of the spine, blood pressure rises, which is manifested by headache, visual impairment and coordination. The extreme symptoms of this pathology of the spine result in the occurrence of a panic attack - this is an excruciating feeling of fear, anxiety, depression.

How can you tell if you're having an attack? A panic attack usually occurs suddenly and is accompanied by the following symptoms:

  • cardiopalmus;
  • increase in blood pressure indicators;
  • sweating, chills, trembling in the body;
  • dizziness and headache;
  • feeling of lack of air;
  • an attack of fear.

Other symptoms of a panic attack include:

  • pain and discomfort in the abdomen;
  • liquid stool;
  • frequent urination;
  • may have a sore throat
  • trembling in the limbs;
  • impaired coordination of movements.
panic attacks with cervical osteochondrosis

A panic attack usually lasts no more than half an hour. If the patient first felt all these symptoms of an attack, then there is a fear of death, a fear of the presence of any incurable pathology. Numerous examinations of the pathologies of organs and systems do not reveal, except perhaps the pathology of the vertebrae, which they may not particularly pay attention to, so the person begins to think that his case is severe and unique. However, this condition should be properly treated. The patient should understand that nothing threatens life.

What to do

If you feel discomfort in the cervical spine, panic attacks occur, blood pressure rises, if the symptoms are already disturbing and do not go away for a long time, consult a doctor! Perhaps you have osteochondrosis of the cervical vertebrae. Especially if the pain in the affected spine is sharp, it will be difficult to ignore it. The pathologies themselves do not go away, and many patients tend to think that "everything can go away on its own", but in reality everything is only progressing. Temporary remission turns into another exacerbation of signs of osteochondrosis of the spine. At an early stage, it is easier to identify and overcome the problem than to deal with complications!