Cervical spine syndrome – and now?
The term cervical spine syndrome is a collective term that summarizes various complaints in the cervical neck area. So if you suffer from cervical spine syndrome (also called cervical syndrome), you suffer from unpleasant pain and sometimes also functional disorders in the cervical and neck area. All complaints that occur in the area of the cervical spine are referred to as cervical spine syndrome. Just like the lumbar region, the cervical spine is very sensitive and vulnerable. Over 20% of adults suffer from acute or chronic neck pain. Women are affected more often than men.
Symptoms Cervical Spine Syndrome
The human cervical spine consists of seven vertebrae together with the intervertebral discs between them. The first two vertebrae in particular have special tasks: carrying (first vertebra = atlas) and rotating the head (second vertebra = axis). The cervical-neck area represents a bottleneck in the human physique. Important blood, lymph and nerve paths run in a very confined space, leading both to the head and brain and away again, for example, the arteries and carotid arteries are responsible for the supply of the brain. The nerve plexus in the cervical region is responsible, among other things, for the motor innervation of the shoulder and chest muscles, arms and hands, as well as the stimulation of the neck muscles and diaphragm.
This already indicates possible symptoms of cervical spine syndrome: dizziness, nausea, visual and auditory disturbances (including tinnitus), breathing difficulties, headaches, pain and restricted movement in the neck and shoulder area, numbness. Not all people affected by cervical spine syndrome necessarily suffer from all symptoms.
Often, the symptoms of cervical spine syndrome are divided into an upper, middle and lower syndrome:
Upper cervical spine syndrome
Here, pain often radiates to the back of the head, frequently over the ears and into the forehead. Pain of the upper cervical spine syndrome is often described as pulling as well as stabbing pain in the head area.
Moderate cervical spine syndrome
In middle cervical spine syndrome, pain radiating from between the shoulder blades to the shoulders is common. The arms can also be affected: pain in the arms, numbness and even paralysis are possible. People affected by middle cervical spine syndrome often complain of a feeling of instability.
Lower cervical spine syndrome
Lower cervical spine syndrome mainly affects the arms through to the hands.
Causes of cervical spine syndrome
Triggers of problems at the sensitive cervical spine are different. Thus, too little movement, incorrect posture at work or while sleeping, signs of wear and tear, but also an accident, whiplash or herniated disc can be the cause. Likewise, too much stress and the accompanying muscle tension and altered head posture can lead to problems and painful tension in the cervical spine and cervical spine syndrome:
Tense neck muscles: The reason for this is usually one-sided body strain, sitting for too long, incorrect posture, an incorrect pillow, too little or incorrect movement, but also stress
degenerative causes: age- and wear-related changes of the vertebral bodies or also of the intervertebral discs
Injuries: for example, a whiplash injury caused by accidents
Blocked vertebral joints
Diseases: For example, inflammation of vertebral joints (facet syndrome), tumors, but also surgery
A distinction is made between acute and chronic cervical spine syndrome: injuries, for example, count as acute cervical spine syndrome, while degenerative injuries count as chronic cervical spine syndrome.
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Treatment/Therapy Cervical spine syndrome
Therapies of a cervical spine syndrome can be lengthy. Therefore, the following applies here in particular: Prevention is better than cure. Checking and changing one's own movement patterns, paying attention to ergonomic working methods, the use of an orthopedic cushion, sporting activities as well as a rethinking of one's personal lifestyle also with regard to stress, recreation and balance are extremely helpful. If a cervical spine syndrome has nevertheless manifested itself, there are u.a. following natural treatment options:
– Physiotherapy and chiropractic – for pain relief, for the targeted development of supporting muscles – Fascia training – to loosen agglutinated and painful structures, to train your own body awareness, to be able to quickly correct any incorrect postures – Functional training – trains the body to perform the movements "functionally" – Heat therapy – through fango or mud packs but also red light irradiation, the muscles are relaxed. Thanks to the combination of different minerals, SAMINA bio-ceramic bedding has the property of storing the body's own infrared radiation and warming the body pleasantly. Combined with a filling of moisture-regulating, warming and healing sheep's wool ideal for tense muscle areas. – Relaxation methods – yoga, autogenic training, meditation, muscle relaxation according to Jacobson are only a few possibilities away from stress and towards relaxation
In the case of cervical spine syndrome following an accident (whiplash), it may also be necessary to wear a neck brace temporarily.
Regardless of the cause of a cervical spine syndrome, an orthopedic sleeping surface supplemented with a cervical spine pillow has a preventive effect as well as significantly supports the healing process in case of existing complaints.
The best cervical spine pillows against neck tension
We spend about one third of our lives sleeping. Therefore, it is essential that sleep is as restful and as healthy as possible. Because at night we want to recover, regenerate – relax. Normal pillows do not meet the special requirements of patients with cervical spine syndrome. They can sometimes increase the pain and tension in the neck, neck and shoulder area. An ergonomically optimally shaped cervical pillow supports this area and, with its various functions, ensures an ideal and health-promoting night's rest – for more energy the next day.
SAMINA – the specialist among pillow manufacturers
For people suffering from cervical spine syndrome, the use of an orthopedic neck support pillow is recommended. Choosing the right cervical spine pillow can support the therapy effect. Here, however, it is important that the pillow meets the following four criteria:
– anatomically correct adjustment in every sleeping and lying position of the sleeping person – in spite of a soft and cuddly lying feeling the pillow should show an optimal supporting force – guarantee of freedom of movement – production from pure natural materials, which in the best case also have an analgesic and soothing effect
SAMINA's special cervical spine neck support pillows were developed in collaboration with various specialists in the fields of sleep medicine, orthopedics and chiropractic under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. h.c. Gunther W. Amann-Jennson developed. The SAMINA range of pillows includes different models. Forms of cervical spine pillows offered. The cervical spine pillows are specially shaped to relieve and support the cervical vertebrae during sleep. The head comes to rest centrally on the neck pillow. This prevents the sensitive cervical spine from buckling. Maintains an anatomically correct lying position throughout the night. The special neck support pillows such as z.B. the SAMINA Delta, Kombi-med or Balance pillows help to maintain the natural shape of the cervical spine, thus effectively counteracting pain or tension.
Advice& Test lying cervical spine pillow
In order to find the right product for you, it is advisable to have a personal sleep consultation in one of the SAMINA specialist stores or in the showrooms of SAMINA's sales partners. Here, interested parties receive comprehensive and individual advice with everything they need to know about topics such as the back, cervical spine and cervical spine syndrome, sleep, bed and pillows. In addition to a suitable pillow, the slatted frame and a good mattress are also important when it comes to healthy and restful sleep.