Osteochondrosis most often affects the intervertebral discs. Sensations are not at all pleasant. Movements are constrained, you have to take a forced position, the spine is pierced with unbearable pain, and the limbs lose sensitivity. But the most annoying symptom is headaches with osteochondrosis of the cervical region.
Causes of headaches during osteochondrosis
Nerve blockage in osteochondrosis
Cervical osteochondrosis is very diverse, but not all of them manifest. A headache can be the only symptom that a patient complains of. Of course, this makes it difficult to establish a diagnosis. But it is important at the initial stage to know that the headache is a symptom of a malfunction in the body and, taking painkillers, you muffle the symptom, but do not get rid of the cause.
During the development of osteochondrosis, the headache grows and becomes more frequent as the disease progresses. First, pathological changes occur in the cartilaginous part of the intervertebral discs. At first, the patient can not disturb anything.
Then the core inside the disk dries, which makes it inelastic. Under the weight of the vertebrae, the cartilage is cracked and flattened, part of it begins to bulge outward, which results in hernias. Displacement of vertebrae increases the load even more, and the body includes an adaptive process that activates the formation of bone growths on the vertebrae.
Inside the vertebrae there are many vessels, nerves. In the cervical region, this hole is especially small in diameter, so that even the slightest displacement of the vertebrae squeezes these formations. They become inflamed, swell and cause headaches due to damage to nerve fibers.
In addition, the pain syndrome can persist after getting rid of the disease. This is facilitated by a psychological factor. Andrei Kurpatov described this problem in more detail.
Distinctive features of headache in osteochondrosis
Headache with osteochondrosis can be distinguished from that caused by pressure fluctuations, nervous disorders, etc., due to its etiology. Cranialgia is caused by a violation of nerve conduction and is distinguished by:
- sharp appearances, attacking, lasting about ten hours;
- pain is associated with the movement of the head and eyes and can become sharper at the same time;
- localization of pain in the occipital and temporal areas, covers the entire head in later stages;
- character of pain shooting, accompanied by nausea, which does not facilitate vomiting, arms, face and neck become dumb, dizziness is observed;
- persecute the patient in the morning, because of the motionless position all night;
- not always anesthetics can cope with seizures;
Vomiting does not correspond to these pains, after which there comes relief, an increase in temperature of more than 37.5 degrees.
With nerve damage, there is a special pain called a cervical migraine syndrome. Although the mechanism of appearance is completely different, the nature of the pain is really similar to a migraine. A foci arises in the back of the head, quickly flowing over the area of the crown and temples on one side of the head. Pain is gaining momentum with the movement of the eyes, it is accompanied by nausea and vomiting. The duration of such a painful condition can reach several days.
A slight relief comes from the pose, lying on the not sore side of the head.
Disturbance of blood supply to the brain
Vessel transplantation can cause problems with blood filling of the brain. Call this phenomenon diencephalic syndrome.
In this case, headaches have a short-term manifestation - from 20 to 30 minutes. But they have special differences - a person begins to feel an insurmountable sense of panic and fear, heartbeat increases. This is due to the compensatory processes, which are aimed at restoring the blood supply to the brain.
Rid of headaches with osteochondrosis
The first step is to confirm the dependence of the headaches on the spine. After that, treatment is prescribed. The method must relieve both the symptom and the cause. Only this way it will be possible to return to the usual life.
The most popular remedy for osteochondrosis and headache is medical gymnastics. Supplement it with medicines that relieve spasm from blood vessels and muscles, and also remove pain syndrome.
Gymnastics, healing from headache
Gymnastics for osteochondrosis
All exercises are aimed at the cervical spine. Each movement must be done smoothly and accurately. A clamped nerve can collapse more strongly, cause spasm of muscles and respond with severe pain. So listen to the sensations.
- You need to start training with the rotation of the shoulders. Place your feet shoulder-width apart, relax your arms and rotate your shoulder girdle. One way, then another 10 times.
- Next go directly to the neck. Head lower down, bringing your chin to your chest, tilt back.
- Lower head to the left - to the right, trying to bring the ear to the shoulder.
- Rotate your head clockwise 10 times, as much against it.
- Complete the gymnastics, tightly embracing your shoulders. You should feel how the muscles of the back stretch, relieving tension.
Survival rules for osteochondrosis
Cervical osteochondrosis keeps its "captive" under constant control. Man constantly begins to follow his movements. He is afraid, once again, to lead his eyes and turn his head. To ease the condition a little, use the following rules:
- Sleep on special orthopedic pillows. They will ensure the correct position of the neck, and morning pain will become less aggressive.
- Begin and end the day with gymnastic exercises, if they do not cause pain.
- Do not load the spine. Try not to lift weights, do not overdo it with physical exertion.
- Follow all doctor's instructions.
As soon as you notice the systematic occurrence of headaches, do not lean on painkillers. Address to the expert. The doctor prescribes medicines that will remove symptoms, massage and manual therapy to get rid of osteochondrosis.
How to relieve an attack of a headache with osteochondrosis
The standard method - to take an analgesic, in this case is not relevant. To relieve pain, it is necessary to take analgesics in combination with antispasmodics. But this option will cause many side effects, in addition the cause of headaches will not be eliminated.
At the moment, the medicine offers the withdrawal of the pain syndrome with the help of Nanoplast. The plaster is glued behind the neck and soon the pain goes away. In addition, this tool not only eliminates symptoms, but acts on the affected area, activating blood circulation and metabolic processes.
After consultation with a doctor, an osteochondrosis patient will be selected the most productive treatment, in a specific case. The main thing is not to try to cure the disease on its own. This can lead to even more damage to the spine.
Psychological factor - this is the reason
The best remedy for any disease is psycho-emotional stability, it is not cure for one only for drug therapy osteochondrosis.
Our spine is wrapped in a strong muscular, ligament corset, thus maintaining its vertical position. In the spine is located the spinal cord, from which through small holes the nerve endings that innervate all organs and systems of the human body depart.
When a person is overwhelmed with depression, he is in constant anxiety, fear for himself or others, the brain sends defensive impulses to the muscle fibers, as a result of which our muscles become strained, become firm as if preparing to repel the approaching danger. All this leads to the development of osteochondrosis, to the onset of headache and other concomitant pain.
Constantly strained muscles, squeezing the nerve endings, leaving from the spinal canal - hence the pain. Spasmodic muscle fibers shorten the distance between the vertebral discs, attracting them to each other, thereby increasing friction. The muscles squeeze the blood vessels - the blood flow worsens, the intervertebral disc nutrition.
The longer you are overwhelmed by anxiety, and the deeper the more degenerative processes occur in the vertebrae, the more pain and the means that can help one get rid of this - the normalization of the psychoemotional state( this is the book written by Kurpatov "Means for headache and osteochondrosis")..
Pain syndrome is a consequence of psychiatric disorders
Headache, arising in the background of cervical osteochondrosis, as Andrey Kurpatov says about it, develops as a result of an unstable psycho-emotional state, which is accompanied by muscle spasms. Chronic depression or stress leads the muscles into hypertonia, they squeeze the vessels, the arteries supply blood to the brain, hence painful sensations arise. The overexerted muscular tissue of the back of the neck gives pain to the occipital region of the head( a constant phenomenon in cervical osteochondrosis).
Psychoemotional disorders, anxiety and depression are reflected in the human nervous system. Being in a state of neurosis, our body incorrectly recognizes the nerve impulses that go to the vessels of the brain. As a result, the nervous system fails - instead of expanding the vessels it narrows them and vice versa. On the background of this appear dizziness, nausea, heaviness, headache.
Pain syndrome that does not subside after taking analgesics, as such is not - it is psychoemotional instability, which literally suffers headache. The only means that can help is taking antidepressants and visiting a therapist's doctor.
Andrei Kurpatov claims - headaches are the main witnesses of the psychological instability of man and the first thing he recommends doing is to normalize his psycho-emotional state.
The remedy that Dr. Kurpatov recommends is not a pill or medicine - these are simple exercises designed to eliminate the causes of a headache.
- Relieve tension from the muscles - pull the neck to the right, and then to the left( stretch the muscles);lower your head back, then forward;Lower it and lift your shoulders.
- Mimic exercises - lift the brow ridges and close your eyes;first close the jaw tightly, and then open your mouth, as if wide yawn.
- Self-massage - do it one by one, bottom-up and top-down, grasping shoulders.
- Breathing exercises will help to enrich the oxygen vessels - place your hands on one breast and the other on the navel and take a deep breath in your belly( hand, lying visa must move in time to breathe, and the top to be fixed).Exhalation slow, longer than inspiration.
It can be concluded that Dr. Kurpatov sees the main means against osteochondrosis is not drug therapy, but the elimination of psychological problems and the stabilization of the psychoemotional state of a person.
Kurpatov, a remedy for headache
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Means for headache and osteochondrosis of the Kurpatites Headache and osteochondrosis
Headache: Migraine;Osteochondrosis;Neuralgia;The advice of a neurologist is 128 s.
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