What is Cervical Disc Disease?
This diseases is commonly known as stiff neck and is common reason of pain in the neck. Due to some injury the degeneration may be caused in cervical disc. With the passage of time the degeneration increases and results in severe pain and stiffness in neck. Neck pain is one of the main symptoms of Cervical disc disease. In general the person who is suffering from this problem feels pain in neck and his or her neck becomes inflexible. Pain that you feel as a result of cervical disc disease might be inflammatory, which is due to the release of some chemicals which swells nerve endings in the annulus fibrosus.
Causes of Cervical Disc Disease
Some of the common causes of this condition are as follows:
- Natural Aging Process
If your neck has become stiff and you find it difficult to move then it is a clear indication that you have been affected with the cervical disc disease. If this condition persists and you don’t get its proper treatment or you don’t take it seriously then it may further lead to chronic pain, numbness, or weakness in different body parts such as neck, arms and shoulders.
There are different types of medications available for the treatment of cervical disc disease. Let us discuss some of them briefly.
Muscle relaxants. Medicines like cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril, Amrix) and methocarbamol (Robaxin) would prove quite effective to get relief from the muscle spasms in neck.
Anti-seizure drugs: This group of medications include gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise, Horizant), and pregabalin (Lyrica). They are used on patients suffering from the pain of damaged nerves.
Narcotics: A number of pain killers like hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab, others) can work to provide immediate relieve. Similarly oxycodone (Percocet, Roxicet, others) may also be used for the same purpose.
Steroid injections: In some cases using steroid injections are also used to get rid of cervical disc disease.
All these treatment methods are expensive and are associated with many side effects. The exact causes of problem are not treated and problem usually persists for a long period of time.
When you have been annoyed after prolonged allopathy treatment and you are unable to find the right treatment then why don’t you try homeopathic treatment? Homeopathic medicines treat the root cause of this disease and with proper treatment most of the symptoms are gone forever.
It is obviously a good option with no side effects. The most effective medicines that can be used for the purpose are given below:
- rhus toxicodendron
- arnica montana
- kali phosphoricum