The symptoms of cervical degenerative disc disease are indeed really disturbing since it commonly attacks young women. There is actually still no exact invention regarding what cause this disease. However, it is claimed that cervical degenerative disc is caused by the formation of pathologic due to the bad position while sleeping and doing other activities. This wrong position just disturbs the metabolism of bone particularly around your neck that creates some gradual changes in the structure of intervertebralis disc.
Sure, it is really dangerous threat toward human’s health as it is compressed by the nerves so that the bloodstream that goes to the brain is being disturbed. So, what can you do to solve this problem? There are some ways you can do. Here they are.
Avoiding Doing Certain Activities
It is known that some activities are considered as hard to do mainly if you already have some problems related to your backbone. Based on that fact, the first thing you can do is avoiding such activities including exercises and lifting any heavy load. In other words, you need to take a rest for some hours and even days until you find out that your condition is better. You don’t need to do a bed rest if you think that it is not really severe. Just let your body relax for a while.
Compressing the Neck with Ice
Another important thing you can do is compressing your neck with ice for around 24 to 48 hours in order to lessen the pain and inflammation. It is something easy to do. Just use your small towel to cover some ice cubes. Then, you can put it on the parts which are pain. Another way is by letting your towel wet with cold water and then you can do the same thing. You can then continue it by compressing warm water there to help you relaxing the painful and stiff muscles.
Finding Medical Helps
If you think that those two ways are not helpful enough, it is then a time for you to find some medical helps. Make sure that you go to the right doctor or right hospital for the right treatments. There must be some medical history taken to know how long you suffer from this disease. Some laboratory checkups are probably needed including X-ray, MRI, and computed tomography or CT scan. It is to know whether your cervical disk is already severe or not. So, those are what you need to do for cervical degenerative disc disease treatment.