Panic attacks in cervical osteochondrosis: symptoms, treatment, drugs
Osteochondrosis is a disease that affects not only a violation of a person’s posture, but also his mental state. Today, it is very often possible to meet patients who complain of panic attacks in cervical osteochondrosis.
Let us examine in more detail how at first glance two different diseases can develop together.
Description of the disease
For many, the question may remain unresolved: what is a panic attack? This is a state of unfounded fear that is accompanied by somatic attacks. Experts have found out that when a disease occurs with osteochondrosis, the arteries are compressed, since bones form growths on the bones, which, in turn, disrupts the brain.
The first thing that a person feels is pain in the back of a whining character. As a rule, she says that the destruction of intervertebral discs is going on.Osteochondrosis often becomes chronic.
With this disease, a change in the acidity level of the blood occurs, the process of calcium metabolism becomes difficult, the metabolism is disturbed. All this leads to the destruction of the tissue structure.
As a result of such changes, the patient may develop a panic attack. These attacks can last from several minutes to several hours. When the disease is neglected, attacks can occur several times a day. Symptoms are manifested in each person in different ways: internal tension, anxiety, fear of death, while, as a rule, there is an increase in pulse rate, discomfort in the chest, it seems to a person that his heart stops.
Often in such cases there is dizziness, blurred eyes, shortness of breath, dry mouth, sweating. This state gives a lot of negative feelings that are hard for a person to experience.
Unfortunately, patients often do not associate panic attacks in cervical osteochondrosis with problems in the spine, but blame them on workload, lack of sunlight or vitamins in the body. However, all of the above may just say that in fact, health problems can be very serious, and you should not run them.
Factors provoking the disease
Why panic attacks occur in cervical osteochondrosis? First, let's understand how osteochondrosis occurs. The main causes of the disease can be provoked:
- sedentary lifestyle;
- wrong sitting at the table;
- heavy physical labor;
- monotonous and monotonous physical activities;
- spinal injury;
- circulatory disorders.
It is also necessary to know the main symptoms of the disease, because at an early stage it is much easier to start treatment. Note that the more osteochondrosis is started, the more panic attacks will manifest. And in order to get rid of panic, it is necessary to cure osteochondrosis. After all, as you already understood, cervicothoracic osteochondrosis and panic attacks are interrelated.
Symptoms of a panic attack
Developed osteochondrosis provokes oxygen starvation of the brain, which in turn causes:
- trembling in the body;
- severe headache and dizziness;
- lack of coordination of movements;
- confusion of thoughts;
- the patient's heart begins to pound wildly;
- he lacks air;
- I want to cry, any word can increase the state of panic;
- because of the panic attack, it is impossible for him to comprehend the new information received from others;
- squeezing occurs in the chest;
- many develop fear of large crowds of people, and contacts with other members of society are hampered;
- possible fainting.
Cervical osteochondrosis and panic attacks (the connection between them has been scientifically proven) has recently become more frequent.
Other manifestations of panic
If a patient has panic attacks in case of cervical osteochondrosis, the symptoms of the disease can also be manifested by lower limb convulsions or loss of balance. The patient begins to hear poorly, his visual perception of the world, too, turns out to be indistinct - as if the veil are in front of his eyes. All limbs may be numb or have a slight tingling sensation.
As a rule, a person with the described diagnosis is dominated by negative thoughts, he lives constantly in anxiety. Tormented by unreasonable experiences. After panic fear has receded, the patient usually wants to sleep very much. But at the same time fears and anxieties do not go anywhere.
By the way, not only the patient himself, but also the people around him suffer from this disease. Since, irritated by himself, the patient begins to transfer the negative to those around him.
How to control it?
The patient is not able to control the attacks that occur, and, as we have said, a different number of such attacks may occur in one day. Osteochondrosis can provoke a panic attack, as it causes in some cases a strong pain syndrome, which manifests itself even with slight head turns or slight palpation. The cervical spine is in constant tension from the wrong location, which, accordingly, provokes new bouts of anxiety and panic.
So panic attacks in osteochondrosis of the cervical spine are not uncommon.
It is important that the causes of these two different diseases are very similar. They are progressing due to the fact that the body suffers from some kind of chronic illness, the effects of injuries or latent inflammatory processes. The patient, because of this, in a state of constant stress, cannot adequately respond to the surrounding world.
It should be remembered that the support of relatives and close people is very important for such a patient. Of course, they won't be able to cure him right away - complex therapy will be needed here.Let's look at this point in more detail.
Panic attacks and cervical osteochondrosis: treatment
In the presence of panic attacks, it is necessary to consult a neurologist. Make an MRI or computed tomography in order to reveal the overall picture of the disease. It should be noted that usually these conditions appear in those who suffer from osteochondrosis for a long time. The disease is treated with the use of physiotherapy and the following medications:
- antidepressants and sedatives;
- means of improving blood circulation and metabolic processes in the body.
Such means include "No-shpa", "Diclofenac", "Ketarol", "Vinpocetine", "Afobazol", "Chondroitin".
Support the body is carried out with minerals and vitamins. This condition must be fulfilled on a mandatory basis in order for panic attacks in cervical osteochondrosis to pass. Treatment (drugs are selected strictly individually) takes quite a long time, from 3 months to six months.
But massage is especially effective. He is prescribed to all patients.This procedure relieves spasms and improves blood circulation. Do not massage during exacerbations, as it is possible to cause harm.
The treatment is also carried out with the help of acupuncture. It soothes well and relieves pain. The main thing is to restore the process of metabolism in the tissues and reduce inflammation. But the positive effect of reflexology gives only with proper and timely use, so it is very important to consult a doctor in time.
To strengthen the muscles of the neck it is useful for a patient to wear a special cervical corset (Trench collar). In addition, you need to perform moderate exercise, prescribed by a doctor.
Many are treated by folk methods. For example, make a compression bandage of horseradish and celery. All this is good, but only for preventive purposes. It is better to go immediately to a specialist.
Panic attacks in cervical osteochondrosis is a very difficult and very serious condition of the patient. They affect not only general well-being, but also the human psyche. If the first signs of one of the diseases become noticeable, it is urgently necessary to contact your doctor. In order to prevent the disease from developing.Fortunately, if you follow all the recommendations, you can recover from panic attacks forever.