Cervical spine syndrome: tips& Information for your healthy back!
Cervical spine syndrome is a collective term for disorders originating in the cervical spine and affecting the cervical vertebral region.
There are two types of cervical spine syndrome:
Acute cervical spine syndrome: Causes predominate, which are usually caused by Injuries caused by muscle and ligament structures. This is mainly the result of irritation. Disorders of the intervertebral discs or the intervertebral joints. The most common cause is disorders originating in the cervical spine and affecting the area of the articulated vertebral joints. Neck pain is the result. The musculature is usually hardened in this case. The mobility of the head is severely limited.
The cervical spine:
The cervical spine consists of seven vertebrae, which are very small in contrast to the lumbar vertebrae. They are nevertheless strong enough to support the weight of the head.
In technical language the first cervical vertebra is called "atlas" called: He does not have a massive vertebral body, but consists only of a bony ring. The cranial bone is connected to the whole spine through the first cervical vertebrae.
The head gets its mobility from the extremely articulated connection of the "atlas" with the second vertebral bone, the "Axis", which has the same structure as the other vertebrae. However, the "Axis" a peculiarity. At his front edge he has a bone protrusion upwards, which exactly fits the inside of the bony arch of the first cervical vertebra. Rotational movements of the head are possible in this way.
Spine-related causes of pain:
– Intervertebral disc changes – ligamentous insufficiency (= functional disorders of retaining ligaments) – bony changes – disturbance of the articulated vertebral connections
– growth disorders (z.B. scoliosis)
– congenital malformations
– Osteoporosis – Osteomalacia (=softening of the bones)
– Infectious diseases – rheumatic diseases
– Metastases – primary tumors
– fractures – whiplash of the lumbar spine
The different cervical spine syndromes:
1. Upper cervical syndrome:
Characteristics of this are neck pain with a pain radiation that spreads over the head, as the disorders are mainly concentrated on the nerve root of the second cervical vertebrae. One speaks of a spinal column-conditioned headache.
2. Middle cervical spine syndrome:
Pain typical for this occurs in the areas of the 3., 4. and 5. Cervical vertebrae up and radiate into the shoulder blades and even over the shoulders. Paralysis in the scapula musculature may occur.
3. Lower cervical spine syndrome:
Complaints can be radiated into the little finger, because the nerve roots of the 6. and 7. cervical vertebra and the 1. Thoracic vertebrae are affected.
allnatura tips and advice
Help through correct lying
It is particularly important to relieve the spine when lying down. Here often serious mistakes are made, which can lead to aggravated pain. A mattress that is too hard does not allow the body to sink in properly because the counterprere of the mattress is too strong. This leads to neck tension. A mattress that is too soft causes the spine to sag. Leads so likewise increased to pain. Spinal column is bent. It comes to back pain.
wrong: The mattress is
too soft, The spine sags and becomes bent. Back pain also occurs in this case.
correctly: Mattress with variable firmness level and high point elasticity, the spine is in a straight and relaxed position and you can sleep pain-free.
In order to achieve an optimal anatomically correct body positioning In order to achieve the best possible sleep quality while at the same time relieving the spine, we at allnatura use natural rubber Natural latex cores with several zones and achieve very good results for the client:
5-zone core: Head and neck zone / Shoulder zone / Pelvis zone / Soft zone / Medium firm zone
7-zone core: Head and neck zone / Shoulder zone / Lumbar vertebra zone / Pelvic zone / Supporting zone / Soft zone / Medium-firm zone
With these variants one is able to select the correct mattress according to its own, completely individual requirements to a sleep support.
All of our natural latex mattress variations have a Natural rubber content of 100%. All coverings, such as virgin sheep's wool, cotton or horsehair are completely natural. The mattress covers are made from 100 Organic cotton/kbA made. This article is for your general information only. Must not under any circumstances be the basis for self-diagnosis or self-treatment. It can of course not replace a visit to the doctor.