This article is aimed for the ones that often take analgesics, anti-inflammatories, opioids and painkillers to reduce pain in the cervical area without ever solving the root of the cause. The following article will help you understand how to solve it without taking painkillers (and their side effects).
Painkillers (or pain relievers) is medicine used to relieve pain by reducing it, without affecting the causes that provoked it.
In fact, these drugs, rather than being curative, are remedies (remedies for the neck) that are used to go through the entire day in a less painful way.
In this article you’ll discover that the problem of cervical pain is tackled and treated at the root by a particular instrument that acts in a biomechanical way. Therefore, even those suffering from chronic cervical pain will no longer be forced to take painkillers.
What are the Symptoms to Identify Cervical Pain?
The symptoms that lead to the identification of cervicalgias, cervical osteoarthritis and, more generally, cervical pain can be of different types and of various degrees depending on the individual and the causes that have caused this disorder. The most frequent symptoms are:
- cervical pain, more or less constant and intense;
- neck contraction;
- stiffness in the neck, shoulders or upper limbs;
- stiff neck;
- dizzy head;
- sense of nausea;
- vision or hearing disorders, such as doubling of sight or buzzing in one ear;
- swallowing problems;
- numbness or tingling of the upper limbs;
- forehead and eye pain;
- tension headache, the so-called “head circle”;
- hypersensitivity to light and noise;
- difficulty maintaining balance.
Like any other pathology, the body’s reaction to these symptoms is personal and therefore each of us can suffer from different effects or endure some of the annoyances that, for someone else, could be very painful. Of course, for those with more pain, the first solution is to take painkillers.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]In some cases, someone we know says that they suffer from “cervical pain”, indicating a pain tied to the base or nape of the neck, head and/or shoulders. What it refers to is called cervicalgias and is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders.
Cervical pain mainly affects adults aged over 45 years old, in particular those who lead a sedentary lifestyle, which almost certainly their neck muscles are not very toned and maintain an incorrect posture. Also those who undergo lots of stress, which can lead to muscle contraction, even without being aware of it. Usually these types of people are the ones that abuse painkillers
The cervicalgias affects the part of the neck closest to the head, which is composed of seven vertebrae, namely the cervical vertebrae, which have the role of allowing the movements of the head.
Although the area of origin of the neck is defined, the effects can include different areas of the head and body; the pain radiates upwards and downwards, giving rise to disorders such as:
- stiffness in the neck and shoulders;
- dizzy head;
- difficulty maintaining balance;
- hearing and vision discomfort;
- sense of nausea;
- tingling in the hands;
- tingling in the limbs;
- stiff neck;
- cervical pain can be solved on its own in a short time span or it can be a permanent problem.
In order to identify the best solution one must diagnose the causes of cervical pain, especially when this discomfort is likely to compromise your daily quality of life. In fact, those who suffer from cervicalgias may find themselves living with a recurrent disorder, which relapses even several times a month, for many months and sometimes for years.
Furthermore, the contraction of the neck, which can manifest itself as a reaction of the body to pain, can produce inflammation (this is why someone mentions cervical inflammation) and worsen the posture of the head and shoulders, making cervicalgias even more serious.
As with any pathology, the body’s reaction to these symptoms is personal and therefore each of us can suffer from different effects or endure some of the annoyances that, for someone else, could be very painful. Of course, for those with more pain, the first solution is to take painkillers.
By osteoarthritis, we mean a slow and progressive erosion of the cartilage that is found in the joint space between the bones. This cartilage forms a type of elastic pad that makes the movement of the joint more fluid, soft and efficient. Therefore, as the arthritis progresses and the deterioration of this bearing (which can be completely destroyed) begins rubbing the bones together, it causes discomfort, pain, stiffness and limitation of mobility. It’s evident that in the case you take painkillers it will be an entirely palliative solution and that its effects will last for the entire duration of the painkiller.
Cervical osteoarthritis develops according to this scheme and affects the cartilage that separates the vertebrae from the upper part of the neck, the one closest to the head. The thinning or disappearance of this cartilage leads to the progressive wear of the vertebral discs and therefore to cervical pains and stiffness of the neck. Taking painkillers then means just turning off the symptoms for a while.
As time passes and we get older, it becomes more likely to suffer from this type of disorder, because arthritis is caused by aging and occurs more frequently from age 55 and up. There is also a type of osteoarthritis, called primary, which can strike at a younger age and which can be caused by some factors, such as:
- chronic diseases;
- hard or heavy duty work;
- physical traumas;
- sedentary lifestyle;
- incorrect postures;
- practice of extreme or traumatic sports;
- genetic factors.
Those who suffer from cervical osteoarthritis find themselves managing some debilitating effects, such as a firm stiffness in the neck, which can radiate to the shoulders and arms, neck ache, neck pain, headache, dizziness, stiff neck, tingling, dizziness and vertigo. The pain can be more or less intense and, in the most serious cases, it can limit the possibility of performing the most common daily activities. Movement, cold and humidity are factors that can cause a worsening of the symptoms.
What are the (Wrong) Causes of Cervical Pain?
The Starecta team has long identified the cause of cervical pain. Especially when the cause has postural origins, like on the subject that t377he mainstream has on the subject are still very limited and superficial. Here are some of the causes that are incorrectly listed:
Sedentary lifestyle: the mainstream claims that a sedentary lifestyle can be the cause of cervical aches. As a matter of fact, if one has a correct biomechanical structure (or the Rectifier), a sedentary lifestyle becomes completely irrelevant.
Incorrect posture: the mainstream claims that when you are sitting or lying badly you can cause cervical cause. In reality this is also a minor cause, if one has a correct biomechanical structure (or the Rectifier)
Gym: some exercises, if done in a not perfectly balanced and correct way, involve an excessive effort of some muscles with a load of the cervical vertebrae. This element is certainly true, but is accentuated in the presence of an incorect biomechanical structure.
Psychophysical stress: the mainstream maintains that work rhythms and psychophysical stress can affect cervical pain. In reality this factor is completely non-existent in case of correct biomechanical structure (or the Rectifier)
Clearly, the mainstream tackles the problem incorrectly. In fact it doesn’t have the important theoretical support of a postural biomechanical aspect, brought to you by Starecta. For this reason he sketches out a series of completely random and irrelevant information that don’t include the real problem: the cause of cervical pain.
This is why the problem is not properly solved due to lack of knowledge. Often doctors make people take painkillers when it is enough to analyze the problem from a biomechanical postural point of view.
The Starecta team perfectly knows the postural relationship that exists in the whole craniocervical-mandibular apparatus and knows how to treat cervical pain.
With Starecta it is no longer necessary to take painkillers.
What is the Real Cause of Cervical Pain?
Starecta is an expert in dealing with this pain from the postural point of view, especially in people who have strong postural imbalances, such as head and shoulders forward, cervical and lumbar lordosis, scoliosis, shoulder and hip asymmetry.
If by any chance you see yourself in the following postural condition as I was in figure above then surely your problem arises from a postural biomechanical condition of compression of the cervical vertebrae due to an incorrect posture.
Also, the compression of the lumbar vertebral segment, all the neck muscles are short, hard and contracted.
Question: why does the cervical tract go into pathological compression? What is the cause of this postural biomechanical imbalance that creates all these musculoskeletal imbalances and asymmetries?
I have once and for all solved this postural problem on myself thanks to an instrument of my invention that has straightened my back and given muscular symmetry without taking painkillers and anti-inflammatories.
We try to comprehend how human postural biomechanism functions and where it works.
Occlusion is the center that leads the entire posture of the body. The occlusion is the connection of the skull with the mandible.
The postural ratio between skull and jaw is transmitted by swallowing the rest of the body.
Therefore the body’s posture depends on its cranio-mandibular ratio.
Consequently, we must act on the cranio-mandibular ratio with a device called the Rectifier that makes this postural relationship symmetrical and balanced.
Not until now it was believed that the head rested only on the first cervical vertebra, called the atlas, but recent studies and experiments have shown that the skull is upheld thanks to a system of more complex forces. In fact, if you notice when you are under stress you tend to close the mouth and tighten the teeth so as to have maximum stability of the skull on the neck.
In other words, the skull does not rest only on the first cervical vertebra but also on the right and left dental arches.
The height and teeth extrusion of both arches, especially in the premolar and molar area, becomes of fundamental importance for the support of the skull itself on the first cervical vertebra.
In fact, without an adequate extrusion of the molars, the skull tends to sink and press on the whole vertebral column which is forced into a smaller space and therefore to increase the kyphotic and lordotic curves. The first part to suffer from will be the neck or cervical area.
In a condition of bad posture the cervical area and the vertebral column is compressed and therefore also the intervertebral discs and all the adjacent cartilaginous structures will be as well. Also the vertebrae themselves are likely to become severely misaligned. The adjacent muscles twist and contract, crushing the affected areas.
This postural collapse, which affects more or less 90% of human beings, is inevitable if action is not taken with a suitable instrument.
The Rectifier is interposed between the dental arches and makes the jaw work like a lever able to push the skull upwards and to stretch the spine.
Thanks to this machine, the correct posture is imprinted on the organism automatically making the body able to align itself.
After each swallow, the balance of the skull’s cervical mandible system is transmitted to the rest of the body.
A “correct posture” is the result, decompression of the intervertebral discs, natural stretching of the muscles, decompression of nerves, blood vessels and cartilaginous parts, resolution of pain symptoms. The first area to benefit of course is the cervical area and finally you can achieve it without taking painkillers.