The nine major symptoms of cervical spondylosis
The main symptoms of cervical spondylosis include almost all types of cervical disease clinical symptoms, some symptoms such as neck pain, numbness in the hand, it seems very easy it reminds us of cervical disease, but some symptoms such as headache, dizziness, palpitation, chest tightness and various diseases of Otorhinolaryngology, we were alone, is due to the clinicians. Professional limitations and clinicians some inherent bias, but in any case can not think of cervical spondylosis patients to the above, the light waste a lot of energy and money, disease but not the slightest improvement, such as most of the young patients with headache and dizziness are caused by cervical spondylosis, but when patients, the vast most of the doctors often let patients underwent CT or MRI examination, the result is all normal, but still headache and dizziness still, they are at a loss what to do The cervical, simply can not think up, this is the typical "piecemeal" thinking. If only the patient's condition is delayed, the most frightening thing is that if the diagnosis is wrong, the treatment will follow the wrong way. If we can misdiagnose the cervical esophagus type of esophagus as esophageal cancer and do extensive cleaning operation, it will really hurt the patient. So it is very important that the patient can judge a certain disease roughly according to his own symptoms, and it is also very important to see the doctor in the relative department.
1, neck shoulder pain:
The basic symptoms of pain of cervical spondylosis, almost all cervical spondylosis have significant pain symptoms in the early or course, pain can occur in the neck and shoulder and back, a study found that in patients complained of neck pain of cervical vertebra is 92%, shoulder pain was 71%, arm pain was 44%. The forearm pain was 31%, headache was 37%.
The neck pain is the most common symptom of all cervical spondylosis, a dull pain or tingling, pain, morning to see, with neck stiffness, mechanical sense. On the back is often easy to be misdiagnosed thoracic diseases, mainly in patients with shoulder pain on the back, with the angle of the medial margin of the most significant, can have apparent cords tendons knot, others are from the cervical vertebra down fanned out on the back of widespread pain, is actually a typical distribution of the trapezius muscle range. There are many patients with shoulder pain as the main symptom, easily misdiagnosed as periarthritis of shoulder periarthritis, but in fact even typical, and also closely related to cervical spondylosis, shoulder pain in the early stage for severe pain, burning, tingling, pain, pain in chronic phase.
2, restricted activity: the cervical range than normal or decreased before the neck, shoulder and back muscles, consciously stiff, stiff, acid bilges feeling, not backward flexion and neck rotation, sometimes slightly turning neck, there will be severe pain, and radiation to the limbs, not less obvious dizziness symptoms occur in patients with neck rotation, and even cataplexy.
3. Pain in the upper limb
For upper limb pain, tingling pain, burning pain, serious when from the back of the neck radiation to the arm (lateral upper arm, forearm, elbow and lateral and lateral), radiation pain cough, sneezing, deep breathing can cause unbearable, the vast majority of patients with nocturnal symptoms, sleep, or night can not sleep, oral analgesic effect is not obvious, the duration from a few days to a few months.
Limb numbness is mainly manifested in the lateral of the upper arm, the deltoid area near the shoulder, one or some numbness of a certain number of fingers. Nerve root type cervical spondylosis and cervical spondylotic myelopathy can cause, the former caused numbness in the upper limb is the most common, the latter from the bilateral lower extremity or unilateral lower limb numbness, hair began to sink, then gradually increase, unilateral or bilateral upper extremity numbness, pain, weakness and other symptoms holding.
4, cervix headache
Nerve root type, spinal cord type, sympathetic nerve type, vertebral artery type and other type of cervical spondylosis can cause headache, almost all sympathetic cervical spondylosis patients almost without exception are headache, vertebral artery type of cervical spondylosis patients up to 60~80% were headache, a considerable part of the nerve root type cervical spondylosis patients have symptoms of headache. Headache and vertigo can exist at the same time, but there are often primary and secondary, or headache is mainly accompanied by vertigo, or vertigo is mainly accompanied by headache. Most patients often have headache and dizziness alternately. In general, headache is the main cause in the early stage, and vertigo is the main factor in the later stage. The location of pain can be located in the posterior occipital part, the occipital part, the top of the head, the temporomandibular part of the head, around the orbit, or on one side, such as migraine, posterior headache or head numbness, but most of them still suffer from neck occipital and occipital parietal pain. The nature of pain is pain, dull pain, tingling, pain, burning or pain. Often with vertigo, eye bloating, eye blackening, heartbeat, sweating, nausea and vomiting, tinnitus and other symptoms, stiff neck and contraction of the head and face are very common. We should remember that cervical spondylosis is the primary cause of cervical headache, of which migraine can be as high as 70%, most seen in women. The upper cervical spine lesions cause direct stimulation of the spinal nerves, excessive stress and nerve fibers in the neck muscles, the stimulation of the sympathetic nerves on the side of the cervical spine, the vertebral artery being narrowed or spasmodic due to the osteophyte pressure, which can lead to cervical headache.
5, dizziness and dizziness
Dizziness, patients have their own or surrounding objects to a direction of the illusion of rotation, body standing unstable, feel the object tilt, depression and so on. It is often induced by changing the body position and the excessive flexion or rotation of the head. The time of the attack can be very short, and it can also last for hours or longer. Vertigo can be accompanied by tinnitus, nausea and vomiting, cold sweat, palpitation of heart palpitations, cold limbs, cold and so on.