Pains to no end, and a name, in technical jargon, that does not bode well neck pain. A disorder that may relate to the cervical vertebrae, but also the head, arms, back. What is it, and what we can do to fight it?
First of all the area involved: cervical means the spinal segment that includes the seven vertebrae nearest the head, and in most cases the pain is due to muscle contractions of the neck and shoulders, perhaps linked to strokes cold, bad posture or stress. Although in the most serious cases the causes can be different, such as arthritis, micro-fractures or previous trauma, such as the classic whiplash. It is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders, which according to statistics affects mainly those over 45 and who, at worst, become recurrent and disabling, because it is accompanied by headaches, nausea and dizziness
The symptoms are usually pain and stiffness, especially in the neck and head, but sometimes the thick also cover the forehead and eyes, shoulders, arms. The content ranges from simple soreness evil far stronger, which then causes nausea, dizziness and even hurt the ears. In any case, it is always good to be seen by the family doctor, who will play in the proper order the symptoms.
Depending on the severity of the situation, specialists may apply different treatments and remedies. First of all, to reduce pain, there are painkillers. In some cases, always in the acute phase, the specialist may decide to advise a soft collar, to wear a few hours a day. But very important to have a series of exercises to be done with the help of a specialist, so as to improve and prevent pain.
For cervical exercises
The exercises are simple, you can do even at your desk, or at play. For example, while sitting with your back well supported to a back or back, bending the neck slowly, first one side and then the other, and no force it without pain, up to where you can. Or, always you are sitting or standing, you can move the neck before backward, toward the back, and then forward, with fluid movements without jerking. Finally, you can resume both exercises, flexing back and forth, on the sides, and then joining the movement in a complete circling.
But you must be sure of the diagnosis and do exercises without medical advice or a specialist, to avoid causarsi alone new problems.
If approved by the doctor, finally, also yoga and Pilates may be useful to combat cervical, in particular that by stress.