Problems related to neck and spine are increasing in the country, these are the reasons
The problems of neck and spinal cord (spinal cord) are increasing in the country due to accidents and wrong lifestyle. About 1.5 million people in the country have to live with disability due to injury to the neck or spinal cord. According to estimates, every year more than 20,000 cases of spinal cord injuries occur in the country.
Neck can be damaged due to many reasons like falling from height, sports and beating and sometimes it can also result in death. Apart from this, wrong way of exercising incorrectly and sleeping and getting up can also cause neck pain.
According to Dr. Rahul Gupta, Director of Brain and Spine Surgery Department of Fortis Escorts Heart Research Institute, New Delhi, neck is an important part of our body. With the help of neck mobility, we look back and forth, work on computers etc. or talk to someone. The neck has a very delicate part of our body called the spinal cord, which can be injured due to many reasons.
If the neck injury is very mild, it is relieved by resting or physiotherapy but for many people neck injury also becomes a cause of disability. In such a situation, it is important not to ignore neck injury or any neck problem. If resting or taking medicines also increases the neck pain or the neck pain spreads to the arms and legs or if there is headache, weakness, numbness and tingling in hands and feet, then check and treat with a neuro and spine specialist immediately.
Dr. Rahul Gupta explains that at times when there is too much calcium deposited in the neck bone, the area of bone is reduced and there is no room for the spinal card. In this case, a spinal card can be damaged due to mild injury. Apart from this, there is blood vein artery and if there is any injury in it, then there can be neck pain.
Neck pain due to injury to the cervical cord is very common and many people suffer from it. But if quadriplegia paralysis occurs, the patient may have to lead a life impaired. She may be forced to stay in bed, she may suffer from bed sores, sleeping on the bed for a long time, and may have difficulty in breathing and she can only work on her family for daily functioning and day-to-day life. Kind of becomes dependent.
Injuries to the spinal cord can numb the underside of it, may cause difficulty in passing stools and urine, and may even cause difficulty in breathing. Therefore, it is very important to protect the neck and cervical spine and do not ignore it if there is injury or any problem. It is important to protect the neck from all kinds of injuries and immediate treatment is necessary in case of injury.
According to Dr. Gupta, if there is an injury to the neck and pain or numbness has gone to the hands and feet, then a neuro and spine surgeon should be consulted immediately. Spine experts recommend X-rays, CT scans or MRIs to determine the exact location of the injury. MRI shows the details about bone, soft tissue and spinal card. A CT scan reveals the bone in detail, while initial information about the X-ray bone is recommended, based on which further testing is recommended.
On falling from a height, many times he dies on the spot. In such cases, most of the cervical spine has an injury. It is necessary to have an immediate operation of an accident victim or an injured person falling from a height in which their neck bone is straightened and a plate is placed and placed in the element.
Some physicians use stem cell therapy. It was also found successful in some experiments but it is not yet recognized by any recognized medical institute or organization. Those who are doing this kind of treatment are doing it as an experiment and some people may have benefited from it but it does not usually cause harm.
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