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

neck pain with osteochondrosis

The first signs of cervical osteochondrosis often appear in youth. So tell me who has not had neck pain at least once in their life? And we don't pay attention to this symptom, but we find logical explanations: maybe it was blowing, 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 the age of forty 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 appearance of pain in this part of the spine. Its character can be constant pain and sharp shooting when turning the head, when the vertebra moves in relation to the other along the axis.

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

There is such a symptom as a restriction of the mobility of the spine in the affected part - in this way the body is protected from unpleasant sensations. And then the unpleasant symptoms subside, and the person thinks they’ve gotten rid of the problem, and that’s actually a worsening of osteochondrosis.

The inability to turn his head left and right to the full extent, as before, does not even bother many. Meanwhile, the pathology may progress to a phase of irreversible changes in the tissues that make up the vertebrae. With each worsening 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 that run through each spine. As a result, such signs of high blood pressure appear: dizziness, headache, flickering "flies" in front of the eyes.

headache with cervical osteochondrosis

The signs of osteochondrosis of the cervical spine do not have any characteristics characteristic of this pathology. Therefore, with the worsening of osteochondrosis of the spine, it is sometimes difficult to guess for what reason the weakness occurred. Severe headaches in the occipital region can occur, which sometimes turn into migraines, an increase in blood pressure to a significant number. Symptoms are more pronounced when coughing, turning the head and sneezing. In addition to worsening osteochondrosis of the spine, lumbago may also occur in the arm or chest. If osteochondrosis of the spine flows, and the vertebral tissues have changed significantly, spinal or cerebral circulation insufficiency can occur.

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

Are you very scared?

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

As a result of compression of the spinal vessels, there is an increase in blood pressure, which is manifested by headache, impaired vision and coordination. Extreme symptoms of this pathology of the spine result in the appearance of a panic attack - it is a nagging feeling of fear, anxiety, depression.

How can you know if you have an attack? A panic attack usually occurs suddenly and is accompanied by the following symptoms:

  • cardiopalmus;
  • increase in blood pressure;
  • sweating, chills, trembling in the body;
  • dizziness and headache;
  • feeling short of breath;
  • attack of fear.

Other symptoms of a panic attack include:

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

A panic attack usually does not last longer 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 pathologies of organs and systems do not reveal, except perhaps the pathology of the vertebrae, to which they may not pay special attention, so the person begins to think that his case is difficult and unique. However, this condition needs to be treated properly. The patient should understand that nothing threatens life.

What to do

If you feel discomfort in the cervical spine, a panic attack occurs, blood pressure rises, if the symptoms are already disturbing and do not go away for a long time, consult a doctor! You may have osteochondrosis of the cervical vertebrae. Especially if the pain in the affected spine is sharp, it will be hard to ignore. The pathologies themselves do not disappear, and many patients tend to think that "everything can pass by itself", but in reality everything only progresses. Temporary remission turns into another exacerbation of the signs of osteochondrosis of the spine. At an early stage, it is easier to recognize and overcome a problem than to deal with complications!