The self-prevention of Cervical Spondylosis

Definition of cervical spondylosis: refers to the degeneration of cervical intervertebral disc, or secondary degeneration of intervertebral joint, and appear the corresponding signs and symptoms caused by spinal cord, nerves, blood vessels damage. Cervical spondylosis is common for office workers.

The symptoms of cervical spondylosis:
1. Neck type: The main symptoms are the abnormal feeling of head, neck and shoulder pain, accompanied by corresponding pressure points. It is characterized by neck stiffness, pain, and activity inflexible of neck, it is also the most common type.
2. Nerve root type: The patient's hand or arm is numbness, pain or bating of grip, when the disease is severe, it is so pain and difficult to fall asleep at night.
3. Spinal canal artery type: Symptom is migraine headaches, dizziness, or chest tightness and chest pain. Every attacks is associated with neck rotation.
4. Sympathetic nervous type: Characterized by dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, hand numbness, tachycardia, precordium pain and a series of sympathetic symptoms.

Preventive measures:
1. Pay attention to the correct position of head, shoulder and back, don’t wryneck or shrug, gaze right in front you and keep the spine straight. Lean back the head timing during the work and rest of the cervical vertebra; Move neck and shoulder muscle timed as far as possible.
2. Keep the neck and shoulder warm and avoid the head or neck loading heavy things. Don't sleep with high pillow and excessive fatigue.
3. Do more swimming, it is advised the head is backward and without any burden in the water when swimming. In addition, there will not be any damage to intervertebral disc in water. So, it can be said swimming is a relaxed exercise for cervical vertebra.
4. Once the symptoms of cervical spondylosis mentioned above appears, it is advised to approach doctor as soon as possible, and execute the relevant examination to obtain the best curative effect.