The neck refers to the vertebral column and has pathologies common to the whole spine. This article deals with the hernia of the cervical spine and its symptoms.
Cervical hernia is a deformation of the intervertebral disc and its swelling into the cervical intervertebral space.
Cervical hernia is quite dangerous, because it compresses the nerve endings, thereby worsening the conductivity of nerve impulses, and also reduces blood circulation and thereby provokes the onset of hypoxia (oxygen starvation) of tissues. In addition, the hernia causes considerable pain, and in the future often leads to a significant disruption of the internal organs and, as a result, disability.
The initial stage of the formation of a hernia in the cervical region is manifested by nonspecific symptoms. As a rule, a person begins to experience some discomfort in the neck, muscle tension. Gradually begins to manifest the main symptom - pain when turning the head or when it tilts. With the development of pathology, symptoms are progressing as well. And, if the cervical hernia is located in the upper segment, the clinical manifestations are associated with a violation of the innervation of the brain, and this gives a headache, reduced acuity of hearing and vision, dizziness occurs, coordination is impaired, memory deteriorates.
Of course, the appearance of such symptoms should alert the person and make him think about the need to take measures for the necessary treatment. And for these purposes, a thorough diagnosis must be carried out. Therefore, if there is at least a hint of inconvenience in the cervical department, you need to see a doctor and undergo an examination.