How much do you know about neck, shoulder, waist and leg pain
Neck, shoulder, waist, and leg pain is a syndrome common to many diseases. It is very common in clinical treatment. Patients mainly present with swelling, pain, and dysfunction in the neck, shoulder, waist, and leg areas. Neck, shoulder, waist, and leg pain can occur in people of any age group, and there are many causes for it, which will bring certain troubles to people’s normal life, work and study. So, what causes neck and shoulder pain? What are the common treatments and health care methods?
Causes of neck, shoulder, waist, and leg pain
Acute soft tissue injury
Under external pressure or impact, the soft tissue of the body makes the bearing capacity of soft tissue such as articular cartilage and ligaments exceed the normal range, causing damage such as excessive stretching and excessive torsion of the soft tissue. Different positions of soft tissues can induce pain in different parts. For the above situation, if it cannot be treated and rested in time, it is very likely to induce chronic migratory diseases. Therefore, neck, shoulder, waist, and leg pain caused by acute soft tissue injury must be taken seriously and treated in time.
Chronic strain of soft tissue
We often say that chronic strain of soft tissue is caused by occupational posture or bad living habits. For example, the neck and shoulder pain caused by white-collar workers sitting at desks and bowing their heads for a long time; the low back pain and leg pain caused by the mechanic bending over for a long time, and the porters who carry weight on the waist for a long time; These conditions will make the local soft tissue in the body in a stretch state for a long time, and then hypoxia, resulting in changes in vascular permeability, increased fibrous interstitial, blood cell exudation and tissue degeneration, leading to soft tissue lesions, and induced neck, shoulder, waist, and leg pain. pain. I believe that many people have had this experience. Everything was fine before going to bed, but when they wake up, their necks are stiff and painful, which is a stiff neck. This is due to the long-term excessive stretching or deflection of the cervical spine, resulting in spasm due to excessive stretching of the muscles on one side of the neck; limit. There are also many talents who cannot quickly return to an upright state after bending over for a long time, and the waist seems to be broken. These are also manifestations of chronic strain of soft tissues.
Invasion of wind, cold and damp evil
The body is attacked by external cold and dampness and wind evils, and the resistance decreases, causing slowed lymph flow, muscle spasms, poor blood circulation in soft tissues, and small blood vessel constriction, which increases the possibility of aseptic inflammation and also induces neck, shoulder, and waist pain. Pain in sensitive areas such as legs. For some patients with soft tissue diseases, it is easy to aggravate the pain in the neck, shoulders, waist and legs when they are exposed to wind, cold and moisture.
Immune factors or allergic factors
Immune factors or allergic factors lead to soft tissue immune inflammation or allergic inflammation, which can also induce neck, shoulder, low back and leg pain.
Other factors There are many factors that
cause pain in the neck, shoulders, waist and legs, such as “fifty shoulders”. In addition, tumors compressing peripheral blood vessels near nerves can also cause neck, shoulder, waist, and leg pain.
Measures to improve neck, shoulder, waist, and leg pain
Pulse intermediate frequency electrotherapy
Pulse intermediate frequency electrotherapy is to use J28 computerized pulse intermediate frequency electrotherapy instrument to treat patients with neck, shoulder, waist, and leg pain with physical rehabilitation. Before operation, it is necessary to use 75% ethanol or 1‰ Promoter cotton balls to disinfect the equipment, and wipe the positive and negative conductive rubber plates; after asking the patient about the painful part, place the rubber plate on the corresponding part; according to the patient’s Select the appropriate output volume according to the pain degree of the patient, and adjust it according to the change of the patient’s pain when using it.
Chinese Herbal Ironing Treatment
Traditional Chinese medicine electric ironing treatment is to formulate traditional Chinese medicine prescriptions according to the patient’s chief complaint, consultation, etc., according to the pain location, degree and inducement, and use it after decoction. The commonly used traditional Chinese medicine prescriptions are 15 g each of myrrh, angelica, Aconitum, safflower, Aconitum, Zanthoxylum bungeanum, Clematis, and Guizhi, and 6 g of Asarum. Put all the medicinal materials into a gauze bag, put them into a rice cooker, add water to soak, and continue to decoct for 60 minutes, keep warm for later use. Soak 8 layers of medical gauze into the liquid medicine, use the YK-2000B computer intermediate frequency therapeutic instrument, select two electrode plates of 7 cm×10 cm and 3.5 cm×7.5 cm, and use the electrode plate with the same size as the electrode plate, soaked in Chinese medicine liquid The gauze pad is attached to the electrode plate; the patient is asked about the specific pain location, and the traditional Chinese medicine gauze and the electrode plate are placed on both sides of the pain site, with the upper part small and the bottom part large, and placed in parallel; choose the current intensity that the patient can tolerate, and treat 1 day per day. times, each treatment lasted 20 minutes.
Ultrashort wave therapy
Ultrashort wave therapy is to use an electrode plate with a current of 70-80 mA, which is placed on the painful part of the patient for treatment. The duration of each treatment was 10 minutes, and each course of treatment was 20 days. Among them, patients with neck pain can be treated with neck traction at the same time, preferably once a day, and a course of treatment is also 20 days. At the same time, patients should be inquired about their disease in detail to understand the cause, degree of pain, and medical history of neck, shoulder, waist, and leg pain, etc., and use computer intermediate frequency, magnetic therapy, and functional exercises to relieve pain. Among them, the treatment method of short-wave diathermy can effectively improve the blood circulation of local tissues, promote tissue metabolism, and then achieve the purpose of analgesia and anti-inflammation, play a role in relieving muscle spasms and improving local body functions. Combined with traction therapy, it can help restore the compensation balance of the cervical spine, relieve the compression of the nervous system caused by diseased tissues, and relieve pain; with intermediate frequency therapy, it can regulate the nerve fibers and receptors in the deep tissue and stimulate nerve excitement. The conduction of the spinal cord produces an inhibitory effect, thereby improving the ability to inhibit pain sensation, promoting the release of endorphins in the spinal cord, and finally achieving a good analgesic purpose.
moderate functional exercise
Moderate exercise can also be used to relieve neck, shoulder, waist, and leg pain. The method is the simplest and the effect is better. Instruct patients to perform supine knee tuck exercise, that is, to suppress the abdomen and raise the hips, and repeat it several times according to their own pain and exercise ability. In addition, you can also maintain a standing posture, stretch your arms in turn, and bend your waist sideways to relieve neck and waist discomfort. Functional exercise to improve neck, shoulder, waist, and leg pain should be based on the patient’s self-feeling and should not be too intense or too long to avoid damage to body tissues. In addition, patients should also maintain good living and living habits, and often cooperate with aerobic exercise to exercise their muscles and bones to keep the body in good health.
TCM massage treatment The main function of
massage in treating neck, shoulder, waist and leg pain lies in its mechanical effect. Under the action of manual force, it can deform local tissues of the body, promote blood circulation, realize material movement in the tissue between force and stop, balance the body’s physiological and metabolic disorders, and relieve pain symptoms. For rheumatoid or rheumatism-induced neck, shoulder, waist, and leg pain, traditional Chinese massage can achieve more obvious results. Therefore, Chinese massage is regarded as an effective way to cooperate with drug treatment, and it is worth learning for every patient and family in order to better improve neck, shoulder, waist and leg pain.