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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

STAY HEALTHY #1:CERVICAL DISC PROBLEM

KNOW YOUR NECK:
Our neck or cervical spine is made up of 7 small vertebrae, separated by disks which help in shock resistance. 8 nerve roots,ligament,32 muscles and vertebrae give stability to spinal part and neck. Neck has to support head and it is less protected as weighed against other spinal part.Vertebrae are very thin at neck than anywhere on spine. Due to which usually disorders may produce giving pain  and restricted motion in neck.
 

In most cases soft tissue abnormalities due to wear and tear or injury causes disk degeneration.Only in odd cases, tumor or infection become the base Usually as we grow up older, disks get harden and as a result neck becomes less flexible.But in some cases due to immense wears and tears, it comes up in younger ages also.
Neck pain may be short-term disorder for some people whereas others need special treatments.

SELF HELP:
1. Activities like games, weighty lifting that intensify neck pain should be evaded.
2. If problem is in very initial state and you want to avoid doctor for next 2 or 3 days then apply some ice foundation wrapped in a towel on neck for 20 minutes. It will decrease inflammation and pain. Now apply some heat to the affected spot of neck.
3.Do some simple stretching exercises to carry on flexibilities of neck and stiffness decline. A few are:
i.)Move your head to the right, apply some stress on your chin with help of right hand so that head turns slightly more, hold on this position for 20 seconds. Do the same for left side.
ii.)Try to touch your shoulder with ear by sloping head to the left side. Do the same for right side.
iii.)Try to touch your chest with chin by bending head in frontward direction.
4. Be aware about your posture while sitting , standing or resting.
5. Keep your back straight and keep your computer to the eye level.
6. Always use a support for back.
7. acetaminophen, ibuprofen may assist for undersized time but consult your doctor or physician as earliest as possible.

CALL A DOCTOR:
If feeling any weakness, pain persists for more than a couple of weeks or pain is radiating in further parts(shoulders, arms etc) near neck then talk to your doctor immediately.  Diagnostic tests such as X-ray, MRI or CT scan may involve in determining whether it is a trouble related to cervical disk or not. Typically in physiotherapy, neck traction method is used for treatment in which head is pulled away from body in order to reduce pressure on the affected disk and nerve. Also doctor prescribes several pain killers for short period. Neck pillows or cervical pillows are designed for the relaxed sleep. There is not much study over their efficacy yet call your physician for guidance.Generally complete recovery from neck pain takes about 3 months to 1 year of time depending upon the case.

*This post is just for the purpose of general awareness. Don't forget to consult a good medical practitioner.

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14 comments:

Shalki Sharma said...

Very helpful post param...Its wonderful and beyond expexctations to get a topic related to medical line from the desk of a non-medical student...You must have worked very hard for it...And its quite different from other posts of your blog making your blog versatile...It will be a great help to readers too... Keep up the good work..May God bless you!!!

paramveer said...

@SHALKI thx.......its great to hear it all from an mbbs student.......thx a lot.

kammu said...

hey awesome work my dear ..
u really worked hard ...
may u achieve more n more ideas 4 ur success n 4 everything
god bless
n hey ur blog is luking really cool n colourfull...awesomenly awesome ....man !

paramveer said...

@ kammu........thx deary for admiring my blog's new look......

PULKIT said...

a good one dear! again very different and well researched! my dad suffers severely from this pain and at times, my eye sight being weak gets crippled in terms of pain in neck while flashing lights passing me on a night drive! thanks for the info!
regards
PULKIT
(http://19goes20.blogspot.com)

paramveer said...

@ pulkit
i m also suffering from it. in my case,i was driving my activa in some construction area at high speed n so SMASHed!!!........my right shoulder got injured near neck and frm the time problem is with me.
i cant play any gud activity like cricket,or anythin....i had to left zym(even i was in total determination of 6 pecs....)..

@all always pay attention to neck pain bcoz it would make ur life really hell if not given proper attention

Ekam said...

Oh my God!! It was my first day at office today and am feeling this pain already!!

Very informative article Param:)

Anurag said...

great use of the tool called blog to spread information about a very common ailment.. very informative and helpful buddy..

paramveer said...

@ ekam.......best of luck for training n pay attention to the pain.....

@ anurag thx bro.....i'l try to put more such material here.

LOL!!

Femin Susan said...

great work......very helpful too.thanks fir sharing the information

paramveer said...

@femin thx for camment

neha dhamija said...

Nice post--Quite informative
I m also suffering from neck and back pain from past some time -all thanks to long working hours, seating in one position for hours n no physical work.

paramveer said...

@ neha...... others must learn from ur(also mine) working style.....

@all dont keep ur neck in one position always........it can give u some giant neck problems in future

Pulkit said...

I just read your blog and found it really helpful to me. Perhaps long session for studies and doing no exercise is the cause. But still thanks. And do post other such articles.