Acupuncture treatment of stiff neck
Stiff neck is a common disease, occurs in young adults, more common in winter and spring. After the onset of stiff neck is a common experience no symptoms before going to sleep, but felt pain after the item back clear early morning, neck activity. This shows that the disease starting at sleep after sleeping with a pillow and sleep position are closely related. The main cause of stiff neck muscle sprain, for example due to improper sleep pillow, head and neck in hyperextension or flexion state, another example of a long car ride for a long time been the wind strabismus landscapes. In addition, by the cold outside, so that the back of the neck blood stagnation are likely to lead to “stiff neck.”
General performance after getting the feeling back of the neck, upper back pain and discomfort to the side as much, or there is pain on both sides of all persons, or a focus on, the side of light, due to the body lying by the upright, neck muscles the power to change, can cause progressive increase, or even involving the shoulder and chest and back. Most patients can recall last night of poor sleep position, check the neck muscle tenderness.
Because of the pain, so that the neck adverse events, does not rotate freely, severe pitch also difficult, even in abnormal head tonic position, so head to the sick side. Check the neck muscle tenderness, superficial muscle spasms, stiffness, touch the “cord sense.”
There are two main causes: First, muscle strains, such as poor night sleep posture, head and neck for a long time in excessive deflection of the position; or because sleep pillow is inappropriate, too high, too low or too strong, so that the head and neck in hyperextension or too Qu state, can cause muscle tension side of the neck, cervical spine facet joints twist wrong, longer static damage can occur, so that the wound is not tough and muscles and tendons, blood runs sluggish, local pain and discomfort, action was limited and the like.
Second, feeling cold, such as exposure to cold during sleep, summer Tan Liang, back of the neck so that blood stagnate, Blockage of veins, resulting in pain and stiffness, unfavorable action. Third, some neck trauma can also cause muscle contraction and joint protection twisting setback, poor neck posture again every sleep, blood stasis, tendons Spasm, can also lead to the disease. Fourth, known as cervical spondylosis neck and shoulder tendon injury, somewhat cold or poor sleeping position can lead to the disease, even repeatedly, “stiff neck.”
Select Main acupuncture points: xuanzhong, yanglao, houxi. With other treatment sites：neiguan, waiguan, zhongzhu, yanglingquan. The main treatment of the main points that you can only take one point, when the poor efficiency, plus or switch with points. xuanzhong acupoint, piercing 1,5 – 1,8 inches deep, with a strong or moderate irritation after the gas needle 15 to 20 minutes; yanglao acupoint, 1.5 inch needle obliquely upwards, so that acupuncture spread to the shoulder ; after the river, piercing 0,5 – 0,8 inches, twist the needle after the gas transporter 1 to 3 minutes, can also be applied electrical stimulation, a frequency of 40 to 50 beats / min, continuous wave. Points by conventional needle, deep puncture a view to get a sense of strong gas. When any of these acupuncture, shall require the patient active movement of the neck, ranging from small to large gradually.
Needle both 15 minutes a day. Or the use of acupuncture treatment: dazhui, jianjing acupoint. The patient sitting in the chair, head toward the front direction. Acupuncture piercing points, the needle to the affected side of the needle depth of about 0.5 to 1 inch, so that acupuncture to the ipsilateral neck, shoulder conduction, after the gas, according to the operator with one hand ipsilateral Jianjing acupoint, patient for maximum activity around the neck, while the other hand twist pin 3 to 4 minutes. If the result is not significant, take moxa about 5cm, inserted in the ignition on the needle handle to the needle after moxibustion, cupping point area 10 to 15 minutes. a daily treatment.
Stiff neck tends to heal itself, as long as the take timely treatment, the symptoms can disappear soon. Although more acute onset of the disease, but if after treatment systems, the course is very short, less than 1 week to heal. Timely treatment can shorten the course, without treatment can also be self-healing, but more chance of a relapse. Stiff neck recurrent symptoms or prolonged healing of cervical spondylosis should consider whether there should be to find a specialist examination for early detection and treatment. Information about the acupuncture treatment of stiff neck.
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