Ms. Zhang was 35 years old. When she recently ate with her girlfriend, her girlfriend noticed that there was a mass on her neck, so she reminded her to go to the hospital for examination.
The next day, Ms. Zhang obeyed her girlfriend’s suggestion to see the doctor. After a series of examinations such as blood testing and B -ultrasound, Ms. Zhang was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and the tumor was spreading to lymph nodes.
The doctor suggested that she must undergo surgical removal of cancer thyroid nodules in the neck. Fortunately, the operation was smooth, and Ms. Zhang is currently returning well.
The neck is connected to the brain and body. There are many nerves and lymphatic distribution here. Once the neck appears abnormal, sometimes it will implicate the whole body. Sometimes, the strangeness appears on the neck may also have an early warning signal of tumor invasion.
First, I can’t move my neck together in bed. What’s wrong?
Have you ever had such an experience: when you wake up in the morning, you suddenly feel that your neck can’t move, and it still hurts. This kind of neck is extremely common, and it is called “falling pillow” in medicine.
The so -called falling pillow is simply sprained the muscles of the neck, which causes the neck to move freely, and it will also be accompanied by soreness. The pillow is better in the young people. Although the condition comes quickly, the symptoms will disappear in a few days.
The main reasons for the pillow are mainly the following: the following 3:
Incorrect posture leads to excessive stretching of unilateral muscles in the neck;
The pillow does not match the neck curve that causes the head and neck to be excessively stretched or excessively distorted;
Cold or injuries in the neck causes muscle spasm.
It should be noted that if the pillow occurs frequently, you need to be alert to cervical spondylosis.
Because repeated pillows will cause the neck’s muscle fiber to damage many times, which will cause scar repair and cause restrictions on the neck movement.
Over time, cervical spine instability, damage to the bones and bones may also cause problems such as bone hyperplasia, cervical disc herniation, and ligament calcification.
If there is a pillow, is there any way to quickly relieve pain?
1. In the acute period of the pillow, you can turn the neck by limiting the neck activity to turn the neck without aggravating the amplitude of pain;
2. After the neck pain is relieved, you can do simple exercise to help recover. For example, the “Wangtian” movement, “watch” movement;
3. If the neck is swollen and painful, you can use the cold compress pain in the ice towel to reduce swelling. After the swelling subsides slightly, then use a hot towel or hot water bag to apply the affected area, and gently press the neck to relax the spasm muscles.
Second, these three abnormalities appear around the neck, be alert to tumors
The tumor is not formed in one day. If you find the following abnormalities on the neck, you must be vigilant, it is likely to be a sign of the tumor.
1. A lump of unknown reasons
Under normal circumstances, there will be no obvious protrusions on the neck, but if there are unknown masses in the neck, and the mass is more than 1 cm, and the texture is relatively hard, you must be alert to the possibility of lymph cancer and go to the hospital for related examination as soon as possible.
2. Neck pain
If the neck and head are painful or even affecting normal breathing, it may be caused by spinal canal tumors growing in the upper neck. Be sure to seek medical treatment immediately. Do not delay, otherwise you will miss the best treatment time, which can cause paralysis in severe cases.
3. “Velveroe” black pattern appears
The skin appears as thickened like velvet. It feels rough and soft, and it looks symmetrical. This situation is known as “black rosin” in medicine.
Common causes of black rosin disease, in addition to the early stage of diabetes, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and polycystic ovary syndrome, it may be caused by malignant tumors.
If the black range is large and has a strong itching, and it usually has an early spread, you need to be alert to the possibility of abdominal tumors (such as gastric cancer) and chest tumors (such as lung cancer).
Third, the cervical spine is the most “love” sleeping position, it is natural to sleep right?
The cervical spine is the main part of the neck. The many discomforts of the neck are related to the cervical spine. Therefore, we must pay attention to the health of the cervical spine.
The long -term sleeping position is incorrect, and the damage to soft tissues such as muscles and ligaments attached to the cervical spine and the cervical spine is very large. It not only easily causes neck stiffness and pain, but also increases the incidence of cervical spondylosis such as cervical disc herniation.
The normal structure of the cervical spine is “C”, and the small cervical spine bones are raised forward. It can bear the weight of this head and ensure the high stability of the cervical spine. At the same time, the cervical spine has high flexibility. Rotate.
Therefore, the sleeping position of the most favorable cervical spine is lying on his own, because this sleeping position can best protect the cervical spine and keep the cervical spine on the natural arc.
It should be noted that when sleeping, you should try to avoid the two misunderstandings of high pillows and sleeping on your stomach.
Too high pillows during sleep can cause tension of shoulder and neck muscles, and then aggravate the strain of shoulder and neck muscles. Sleeping on your stomach will cause the neck for a long time in a state of excessive tilt. The cervical spine and the surrounding soft tissues need to bear huge tension, which can easily cause soreness and pain in the neck muscles.
So how to prevent cervical spondylosis in daily sleep?
1. Change the habit of posture
People who need long -term desk in work. It is recommended to adjust the height of the seat and the table to match it, and try not to bow their heads and necks too much.
When working for a long time, it is recommended to do some neck movements every other time, such as rotating left and right, forward and backward, etc. to avoid excessive fatigue of the neck muscles. At the same time, we must also pay attention to relaxing the neck muscles and keep the cervical spine in a natural state. It is best to take the time to sit down the cervical spine for health exercises if you have time. 2. Appropriate sleeping position
A reasonable sleeping position needs to meet these points: it is conducive to rest, relaxation of the muscles, will not affect or aggravate the burden on the heart, and will not cause the head and neck and spine to deform.
3. Appropriate pillow
The length of the pillow should be 40-60 cm, and the height of the pillow varies from person to person, and it is advisable to be about a height of about one fist. The filling of the pillow core is better, soft and soft, and it must have a certain breathability and hardness, such as mung bean shells, grain skin or buckwheat skin.
The health of the neck is related to the whole body. Once you are injured, you may be implicated to your head down to the waist and back.
If you want to take care of your neck health, you must pay attention to the correct standing, sitting position, and sleeping position, reduce the burden on the neck, and move the neck properly. Once you find abnormal symptoms of the neck, you should seek medical treatment in time, do not delay.
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