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Clinical Application - Cerviacl Joint Adhesion

2014/01/01

 

 

Causes:
● Intrinsic Factor The primary reason of this disorder can be categorized into congenital and developed, which also has some relation to injuries and exhaustion, congenital conditions, congenital deformity, cervical verterbra concealed crack, cervical fusion, various congenital conditions which although presented from birth and showing symptoms until after age 40. “At 40 the kidney chi lessens”, “at 56 the temper mellows, the muscles no longer move” the liver and kidneys weaken, this declination of the body is the primary reason for becoming ill.
● External Factor Causes Acute cervical spine injuries are minor spinal fractures, slight displacement, or neck contusions. Work which involves spending long periods of time hunched over such as embroidery, tailoring, writing, etc. can cause the joint capsules, ligaments and such to weaken. Illness due to exposure to cold and damp, a weakening immune system due to old age, muscle texture is weakened, a lessening of the chi and blood, and a drastic drop in nutrition level bring about symptoms of numbness, muscle sores, and such situations.
● The Primary Causes Resulting in Spinal Problems Degenerative spinal disease occurs after age 30 when the reduction of the tension of the annulus fibrosus can cause cracks and degeneration of the intervertebral discs can cause miniscule changes which on X-rays are visible as narrow cracks. Additionally after middle age the facet joint of the ligamentum flavum will change and swell, revealing the shrinkage of the spinal canal which can heavily affect the back of the spinal column. However when the intervertebral space is too narrow for bone production, the ligament damage causes clotting or calcification, extensive facet joint erosion and such this may affect bone production. If these are present during the lower lumbar spine bone production it may affect the spinal arterial blood flow.

Symptoms:
There are many spinal diseases, presently the medical community recognizes: Ligament and Joint Type (also known as the nape of the neck), Paralysis Type (also known as the nerve root type), Flaccid Paralysis Type (also known as spinal cord type), Dizzy and Faint Type (also known as the vertebral artery disease), facial features type (also known as the sympathetic nerve type)
The above disease, especially the Ligament and Joint Type and Paralysis Type are commonly seen, the others are much rarer. In regards to a patient with the Flaccid Paralysis Type and Dizzy and Faint Type that they must pay particular attention to whether the illness originates from the spine.
● Ligament and Joint Type Cervical syndrome After middle-age the body begins to weaken and causes joint capsules to loosen, ligament calcification, intervertebral disc degeneration, bone spur formation and so on. This can cause the repeated and sudden manifestation of spinal and back pain.
● Paralysis Type Cervical syndrome Cold and exhaustion can aggravate and increase the symptoms of the cervical root, those being aching pains of the shoulder, numbness, muscular atrophy and many others combined with painful numbness of the shoulders. So from the primary complaints and symptoms it can be divided into aching pains, numbness and atrophy.
● Flaccid Paralysis Type Cervical syndrome Due to the weakening of the liver and kidneys, the atrophy and weakening of the body, the body feels heavier, steps become unsure and unsteady, the extremities become chilly, and the muscles become atrophied. The body lacks nutrition, suffers from erectile dysfunction, these symptoms gradually become more aggravated, the limbs become atrophied, and the gait becomes limping.
● Dizzy and Faint Type Cervical syndrome Dizziness characterized by posture is more commonly seen at times when lacking a sense of balance, an unsteady gait, and simultaneously suffering a migraine. It emerges as a distending pain or a tingling pain which manifests suddenly or simultaneously along with dizziness, possibly tinnitus and loss of hearing, etc. Other possible symptoms are headache, short-temperedness, sometimes the patients have weakened kidney(s), a sudden loss of vitality, falling, although these are rarely seen.
● Facial Features Type Cervical syndrome Although this is less commonly seen most of the symptoms are atypical such as the eyelids are feeble, a dull pain behind the eyes, tears fall easily; or tinnitus, a loss of hearing; or difficulty swallowing, as though a foreign object were present, easily nauseated; sweating too much or not enough, high or low blood pressure, racing heartbeat, etc.

Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) Clinical Photos:
In the thermal image on top left it can be observed that the woman’s left side has been affected by bone spurs, therefore the temperature of the palm is normal. However in the upper right image it is clearly seen that the temperature of the right hand is lower, as well as the low temperature of the right side of the spinal column, therefore the mutual relationship between the two is clearly recognized.