Cervical spine pain, stiff, careless twist will also rattle, pain helpless.
I am a tailor, and my cervical spine hurts when I work for a long time every day.
Cervical spine pain, numbness in both arms and hands, severe distending pain, cold feeling in both lower limbs.
Neck pain is not as easy as headache, but it is not easy at all. The following doctor clove will tell you how to deal with all kinds of neck pain.
Neck pain, what should I do?
Most neck pain is caused by neck and shoulder fasciitis or muscle tension, and daily bad sitting posture, bad sleeping posture and so on are often the main culprits. However, there are also many middle-aged and elderly friends who suffer from neck pain due to definite cervical vertebra diseases.
Let’s talk about the neck pain caused by common neck and shoulder fasciitis or muscle tension.
Step 1 Consider taking painkillers
Yes, painkillers can be considered for most pains, especially chronic pain. However, it is generally recommended to consider over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen and aspirin when pain affects mood and life.
However, it must be taken according to the dosage and usage in the instructions. For friends with gastric ulcer, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, severe liver and kidney insufficiency and other diseases, it is recommended to consult a doctor before considering whether to take it.
2. Cold or hot compress
It is not certain whether cold compress or hot compress should be applied when neck pain occurs.
Stiff neck also belongs to neck and shoulder fasciitis, but hot compress is generally recommended, and hot towel and hot water bag are used to compress the neck.
However, for neck pain caused by incorrect sitting posture, it is usually recommended to apply cold compress within 48 ~ 72 hours after the pain, followed by hot compress.
Be careful not to apply cold compress or hot compress during sleep to avoid frostbite or scalding of neck skin after falling asleep.
Step 3 Take a rest
Avoid intense neck movement during the first few days of pain, which will aggravate neck inflammation and pain. However, try some simple and gentle neck rotation and flexion and extension movements.
Step 4 Gently massage
Neck pain, gentle massage can help relieve the pain. But don’t stiff strong break or rotate the neck, more can’t force break out the sound. Especially the middle-aged and elderly friends, because cervical spine aging, stenosis, etc., more careful massage, to avoid further damage.
Step 5: Choose a good pillow
The pillow should not be too high, and the height of a fist is more appropriate after compression. At the same time, it should not be too soft, and it should have enough hardness to support the weight of the neck.
6. In these cases, go to the hospital immediately.
Neck fasciitis or muscle tension caused by poor sitting and sleeping posture is usually not serious. However, neck pain may also be caused by some serious diseases, such as meningitis, cervical vertebra fracture, and even rare myocardial infarction. Therefore, when any of the following symptoms occur, be sure to go to the hospital in time:
- Neck pain also includes fever, headache and neck rigidity. Neck pain after trauma such as falling from a height and car accident; Shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, vomiting, etc.
7. In these cases, go to the hospital as soon as possible.
- After one week of self-treatment, there is still no improvement. Pins and needles, weakness or abnormal sensation of upper limbs such as arms and palms; Neck pain is accompanied by difficulty in breathing or swallowing food. Neck pain is serious, affecting normal working life; Neck pain is accompanied by runaway defecation and urination. Neck pain accompanied by numbness of lower limbs, difficulty in walking, loss of balance, etc.
What are the possible causes of neck pain?
1. Neck muscle tension or neck and shoulder fasciitis
Injury and inflammation of neck muscles and other soft tissues are common causes of neck pain. The main cause of this kind of pain is caused by daily poor sitting posture and sleeping posture.
Therefore, its treatment is mainly the treatment mentioned above. However, if the neck pain still does not improve after improving the lifestyle such as sitting posture and sleeping posture, it is recommended to go to the hospital as soon as possible to determine whether it is caused by other diseases.
2. Cervical Spondylosis
The first thing that friends with neck pain think of is cervical spondylosis, but [cervical spondylosis] is actually divided into many situations.
For example, when nerve compression occurs in cervical spondylosis, sensory abnormalities, numbness and inflexibility in corresponding areas may occur. If the artery supplying blood to the brain is compressed, vertigo, headache, tinnitus and blurred vision may occur.
In short, if you suspect that the neck pain is not caused by neck muscle tension or fasciitis, you must go to the orthopaedic department as soon as possible. Doctors will determine the cause of neck pain through X-ray, CT, magnetic resonance and other examinations.
If it is indeed cervical spondylosis, its treatment can be divided into conservative treatment and surgical treatment. Conservative treatment includes neck brace, painkillers, physical therapy, massage, cervical traction, etc., but when these treatments are carried out, we must choose a regular hospital and do not just find a [massage place]. Conservative treatment can only relieve symptoms, and some cervical spondylosis may need surgical treatment.
In addition to the more common neck and shoulder fasciitis and cervical spondylosis, some rare diseases may also cause neck pain, such as cervical tumor, myocardial infarction, cervical bacterial infection, etc.
These diseases are very rare, but once they occur, they are very harmful. I hope everyone can also understand that if there are the above-mentioned symptoms that need to go to the hospital in time or as soon as possible, they must be on guard.
How to prevent neck pain?
Neck and shoulder fasciitis and cervical spondylosis are the main causes of neck pain. In life, attention should be paid to choosing appropriate pillows, maintaining correct sitting posture, exercising more and exercising neck and back muscles. These methods can prevent neck pain to the greatest extent possible.