We heard enough already about what the worst pain in the neck and back can occur due to the fault of a herniated disc, and if there is a severe pain, go to the doctor in anticipation of the terrible sentence. However, myths about the inevitable pain when the hernia is exaggerated: hernia often is not a cause of pain in back and neck, although many older people in the picture are fixed at the same time, even a few 3-4 mm herniation. And how, then there is severe pain in the back and neck, even in young people?
Back pain and neck appear most often due to spasms in muscles and joint subluxations of the vertebrae. Unfortunately, diagnosis of muscles and joints is made well enough. The smallest hernias and protrusion immediately identified using CT and MRI, while subluxations and misalignment of the vertebrae often go unnoticed. Electromyography allows to identify explicitly the various muscle tone, often not conducted at all.
How and why you may experience abnormal muscle spasms or subluxation of the vertebrae? Maybe they are only possible in weightlifting or only occur after injuries or spinal injuries?
The fact of the matter is that it can happen to absolutely anyone, and almost imperceptibly.
Muscle spasms may increase throughout life and in themselves lead to misalignments in the spine and sprains
The impetus to spasms in the muscles can be quite humdrum things:
Symptoms of pain in the neck and back
The mechanism of muscle pain
Why pain syndrome that originated in the muscles, often treated difficult, despite the fact that the first attack is able to pass by itself? Why do muscles hurt?
The pain is so insidious phenomenon that resembles a beast that was awakened. While he's Napping, that's okay. But it is worth it to Wake up, you will have problems.
If the resulting muscle spasm in the back and neck passing through affects muscle nerves, enables the reflex mechanism of the pain reminiscent of a hell of boomerang:
The pain just could not subside due to constant reflex irritation.
Contributes to the development of chronic pain syndrome and inappropriate treatment:
Pulled muscles are very firm to the touch, and the man himself is extremely difficult to bend-stretch, rotate neck, elevate and take away the hand.
Treatment of muscle spasms and acute pain should be aimed at more rapid elimination of pain syndrome
This is assigned to a week of bed rest and held:
Trigger points and area of pain are not always the same:
The displacement (subluxation) of the joints of the vertebrae is not an uncommon phenomenon. It can provoke:
Diagnosis of displacement of the joints
If subluxation occurs after a fall or bad dynamics, to diagnose it can be sudden and long passing pain. During the displacement, you can hear a crunching or clicking
The displacement of the joints may not give a bright clinical picture, except in those cases when it occurs in transitional areas:
Each Department has its own characteristic additional characteristics of the displacement of the vertebra:
In the cervical:
In the chest:
These symptoms — frequent cause of hospitalization of patients with suspected myocardial infarction, ulcers and even appendicitis.
To establish that chest pain is not from the heart easily enough: After taking of validol or nitroglycerin pain attack fails
In the lumbar:
Optimal treatment of dislocation of a vertebra is its reduction, which is carried out using osteopathy and manual therapy. Rooting will not stop until until the vertebra snaps into its original place
Unfortunately, these sensible osteopaths and chiropractors, are able to conduct a proper reposition of the vertebra is very small.
Over time, chronic cervical myositis leads to osteochondrosis, and he, unlike hernia, a very common cause of neck pain and is quite common among very young people.
If in cervical osteochondrosis patients usually go to the doctor with a complaint that a headache, lumbar the presumed cause is already much lower, and are already starting to complain about the "paralysis of the legs".
Muscle spasm in the lumbar region leads to a spasm and narrowing of the blood vessels, which impairs blood flow to all organs located below the problem area, including legs. Hence, there is a feeling of numbness in the extremities
If the pain in the back and neck, despite treatment, has not been completed within weeks, there is reason to suspect a more serious disease: the displacement of the joints of the spine or a herniated disc.
Finally went to the intervertebral hernia - the most intense sources of pain in the cervical and lumbar, and neck and yet the most dangerous phenomenon in view of the exceptional role of the neck as the main "pipeline" for the vertebral artery.
Pain in the hernia and do the most painful and long lasting, as it is caused by a pinched spinal nerve. But this disease never occurs in a vacuum and is always secondary
As a rule of pathology is preceded by:
Thus the expression "I have unexpectedly formed a hernia" is wrong, although the output of the victim is often a complete surprise. But here we need the convergence of several external factors:
The herniation does not always lead to pain:
Danger is only a back hernia
If it hurts in the neck and back, conduct a thorough diagnosis.
Very often, when a person treat hernia, and in the picture she really is, but to be the cause of pain can not, because there is no main reason: compression of the nerve. It is the location of the hernia eliminates this possibility
But a person has back pain and it is still persistently treated "a hernia" and even operate it. And causes pain really can be subluxation and locking of the vertebrae or a muscle spasm.