Neck Pain? In medical practice commonly encountered complaints of neck pain. Most, such as neck pain disorders lasted only a few days, interspersed during recovery and then relapse. However, the neck bone abnormalities requires serious attention, given the existence of the vital role the spinal cord to the productivity of human resources.

Neck Pain

Neck Pain

The neck is not merely an organ of the body weight of the head support. The neck is the part that connects the body to the organs of the head so it is vital to maintain the continuity of life. Besides the location crossing the upper gastrointestinal tract and respiratory tract, as well as the carotid artery flow and oxygen to organs mutrien brain.

But no less important, is crossing the bone marrow which is the connecting nerves to the muscles of the arms and legs. Damage to the bone marrow at the level of the cervical (neck) or potentially tetraplegia paralysis of all four limbs. Therefore, the quality of the arms and legs need to be preserved because it is part of the body is directly related to productivity as well as the physical appearance of the human body to work and interact socially.

Segments of the cervical spine naturally has a slightly different shape and structure. The seven cervical vertebrae are smaller than other vertebrae. Thus more likely to level repetitive movements.

Although the bone marrow of the neck is perfectly protected by the cervical spine, but that does not mean the cervical spinal truly secure from the threat of damage caused by mechanical trauma, such as traffic accidents, falls and sports. Traffic accidents are the mechanical injury with a potentially massive damage to the bone marrow so that it becomes an important cause paralysis of the limbs at a young age.

Instead, at the age of 50 years, osteophytes potentially cause damage or a tear in the bone marrow. Because, osteophytes (bone spur or spurs) has a sharp surface. Osteophytes one major manifestation of the disease in the cervical spine spondylosis. Osteophytes sharp edges that may lead to the utmost potential of bone marrow with marrow bone rubbing on each neck movement, either when shook, lowered or tilted head.

Symptoms Of Neck Spondylosis

About 60 percent of the population had at least once in his life complaining of neck pain. However, the prevalence of cervical spine spondylosis is difficult to determine because the number of cases were asymptomatic. Some medical experts argue, the age of 50 years on bone abnormalities in cervical spondylosis degeneration varies from normal or physiological, not pathological.

One epidemiological study found that approximately 50 percent of the population aged 50 years and 75 per cent aged over 65 years and shows a picture of cervical spondylosis on cervical spine radiographs. Spondylosis encountered no other common cervical spondylosis (neck) and lumbar (loin). Osteoarthritis of the knee joint osteoarthritis is an example that is understood by most people.

As the disease commonly encountered in everyday life, spondylosis can interfere with daily activities due to limited range of motion of the spine as stiff joints and the relationship of pain. Although both are classified as degenerative disease found in individuals aged over 50 years, spondylosis often confused with osteoporosis of the spine.

Because osteoporosis is mainly affected vertebral body components (vertebral bodies). Whereas spondylosis is structural damage of the spine. Thus the function of the neck joints can not function optimally and so-called failed joints (joint failure). Neck movement is limited due to joint stiffness and pain on neck joint will be moved.

Pain arising from the absence of cartilage covering the surface of the joints on each side of the spine. But not infrequently, spondylosis no symptoms pain during daily activities. Cervical spondylosis easily found in office workers (white collar jobs) because the dominant position of the neck in one position while reading, writing or long hours at the computer.

Prevention Of Neck Problems

Aspects ergonomic desk and chair for the sake of reading, writing and working with computer facilities, does not provide immediate adverse effect on the health of neck bones. Similarly, always respect the car seat to help maintain a comfortable body position during driving. The prospects for personal health in the elderly, need to avoid the onset of chronic medical problems in the cervical spine (cervical vertebrae) as an adult, even as a teenager and a child’s age.

Avoid sandwiching the phone or cell phone between the neck to the shoulder. The position of the neck like this cause adverse effects to the bone structure of the neck, spinal nerves and even the neck. We recommend using a headset on activities using the phone for a long time.

Light aerobic activity to increase blood flow to the collar bone and spinal nerves, in addition to a healthy diet sufficient in calcium, magnesium and vitamin D. When necessary the least useful of glucosamine supplementation slows the process of degeneration (wear) the cartilage that lines the joints various cervical vertebrae.

Noninvasive measures such as chiropractic, physiotherapy, neck brace to use pain-suppressing medications (analgesics) may relieve neck pain in cases of cervical spondylosis. But the damage caused by the presence of osteophytes still be anticipated by surgery. Surgical removal is recommended in cases of spondylosis osteophytes with pain persists and muscle weakness in the arms.

About 60 percent of the population had at least once in his life complaining of neck pain. However, the prevalence of cervical spine spondylosis is difficult to determine because the number of cases were asymptomatic. Some medical experts argue, the age of 50 years on bone abnormalities in cervical spondylosis degeneration varies from normal or physiological, not pathological.

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