Spondylolisthesis is a disease in which the position of the vertebrae shifts and remains displaced.This is a fairly common pathology that can occur in people of working age.
What is a displacement of the cervical vertebrae?
At shift of cervical vertebrae (spondylolisthesis) change of position of one vertebra concerning others is observed.This condition may be accompanied by a painful symptom.In some cases, the displacement of the cervical vertebrae develops without any pain or discomfort.
There are ventrolistez (displacement forward) and retrolistez (displacement back).Such pathologies lead to sleep disorders, headaches, runny nose, neck and ear pain.The patient may have chronic fatigue, memory impairment.Patients often complain of tingling and pain in the extremities.Due to the displacement of the vertebral artery, patients often develop vegetative-vascular dystonia, accompanied by lability of blood pressure, tinnitus.
Causes: why is the vertebrae displaced?
Dislocation of the vertebrae of the cervical spine occurs for various reasons.Among them are the following:
age-related pathologies of facet joints;
traumatic sprains of the spinal muscles;
intense physical activity.
Displacement of several vertebrae
Sometimes several vertebrae of the cervical spine may be displaced.This condition occurs with involutive spondylolisthesis.This disease is rare and occurs against the background of progressive osteoporosis.Due to the displacement of several vertebrae in the cervical region, thoracic kyphosis and lumbar lordosis occur.
Diagnosis of the disease is carried out with the help of laboratory tests, MRI of the spine and electromyography.The degree of displacement of the spine can be detected using a lateral radiograph.
Conservative treatment is one of the primary means.Treatment of the disease should be comprehensive.Physical therapy, physical therapy, massages, etc. are used.
Exercises for the displacement of the vertebrae of the cervical spine help to stabilize the spine, to avoid pain.
Exercise therapy for the displacement of the cervical vertebrae involves a set of exercises aimed at the shoulder joints.The muscles of the shoulder girdle, in particular, provide blood supply to the cervical spine.
In order to prevent displacement it is necessary:
perform a light warm-up for the neck (slow turns of the head and shoulders);
do not squat (make sure that the shoulders are open and breathing is complete);
provide balanced mobility for the neck (less hold in one position behind a smartphone or tablet)
It is desirable to refrain from bad habits.
The Cypress simulator has been developed for patients with spinal problems.It promotes:
improving blood circulation;
elimination of spasm;
strengthening the muscular corset;
elimination of pain, stiffness and discomfort.
Massage for the displacement of the cervical vertebrae is prescribed by a doctor.Self-medication and massage procedures performed by persons who do not have the appropriate training and education can significantly worsen the patient’s condition.
Ignoring the symptoms of the disease and lack of treatment can lead to significant deterioration and even disability.For professional help, contact the network of centers “Back Clinic”.After the necessary examination, the doctor will prescribe the most effective methods of treatment of cervical vertebrae.
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