The broad concept of spine-related diseases refers to diseases caused by mechanical imbalance of the spine and surrounding soft tissues. It not only involves familiar neck, shoulder, waist, and leg pain, such as: stiff neck, cervical spondylosis, frozen shoulder, lumbar disc herniation, knee joint pain, etc., but also involves circulation, breathing, digestion, nerve, endocrine, More than 70 diseases of the immune system, such as headache, dizziness, tinnitus, insufficient blood supply to the vertebral artery, dizziness, visual disturbance, foreign body sensation in the pharynx, sequelae of concussion, blood pressure fluctuation, arrhythmia, chest tightness, shortness of breath, chest and back pain , Asthma, "angina pectoris", coronary heart disease, chronic abdominal pain, stomach pain, chronic indigestion, chronic cholecystitis, colon dysfunction (abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation), numbness in one upper or lower limb, dysmenorrhea, menstrual disorders, hemorrhoids... …Wait. Spine-related diseases in a narrow sense mainly refer to the latter.
2. History of development
Spine-related diseases is an emerging marginal subject that studies the relationship between the spine and diseases from the perspective of spine biomechanics. It is a major advancement in etiology. Although it has been officially named for only two decades, it has revealed many common The etiology and pathogenesis of diseases and intractable diseases, and the clinical treatment effect is good, and the practicality is strong. Most of the treatment methods belong to the category of natural therapy or green therapy, which are easy for patients to accept. Therefore, more and more attention has been paid by the medical community at home and abroad. The emergence of this discipline has a profound historical and practical foundation. This is the inevitable development of medicine and a new understanding of the law of the onset of many common diseases. At first, it originated from clinical practice. Many clinicians accidentally cured many visceral diseases that did not seem to be related to the spine when treating spinal diseases. In the medical practice of thousands of years, the traditional medicine of the motherland has accumulated a lot of clinical experience, but Few people use modern scientific methods to systematically study. In the traditional medicine of the motherland, the Shu points of the Du Channel and the Foot Sun Bladder Meridian and many of the Shu points of the limbs are functionally connected with internal organs. Chiropractic, acupuncture, acupuncture and other therapies are used clinically to treat children with diarrhea, indigestion, Stomach disease, dysmenorrhea, etc. have all received good clinical results. Traditional medicine's viscera meridian theory has systematically discussed this. Because it is a summary of experience and relatively abstract, it has not attracted the attention of modern medical circles for a long time.
In modern medicine, since 1927, 1929, and 1958, foreign scholars successively reported articles on cervical angina pectoris. When they used manipulation to treat cervical spondylosis, they unexpectedly discovered that the patient's angina pectoris symptoms were significantly improved. In 1966, a foreign doctor confirmed the existence of cervical precordial pain through a series of electrocardiogram examinations, exercise tests, blood enzymatic measurements and the application of vasodilators. At that time, I did not realize the overall effect of abnormal spine stress, and only considered the factors of cervical spine hyperplasia to stimulate the paravertebral sympathetic nerve nodes, which did not attract attention. Since the 1970s, a small number of Chinese scholars began to systematically engage in research in this area. The first National Symposium on Spine-related Diseases was held in 1984, and the first International Symposium on Spine-related Diseases was held in 1991. A large number of clinical and basic studies confirmed that many common and difficult diseases are related to abnormal spinal stress.
The medical circles in some developed countries have attached great importance to this field, and they have done a lot of work in basic research. Studies have found that the causes of many chronic diseases of the internal organs are related to abnormal spine stress, and it has been proposed and appealed that the impact of abnormal stress on muscles and bones, which accounts for 60% of the body’s body weight, can no longer be ignored. Diagnosis and treatment of diseases cannot only consider internal organs. Corrective spinal treatment and health care have become more popular in some developed countries. There are not many people in modern Chinese medicine who are engaged in research in this area, and most of them are in clinical research. Few medical schools conduct basic research.
Research hints: The abnormal stress of the spine and surrounding soft tissues causes the disease through the following three ways: (1) It stimulates or compresses the nearby autonomic nerves (nerve roots, communicating branches), thereby affecting the functions of the internal organs (increase or weaken) ⑵, stimulating or compressing nearby blood vessels, causing ischemic symptoms in the blood supply area of the blood vessel; ⑵, stimulating or compressing spinal nerves and receptors near the spine, reflex affects visceral function. Through the above three ways, the influence on the function of the organs under control can develop from quantitative change to qualitative change, that is, from functional disease to organic disease
Significance of conducting research on spine related diseases
As a newly emerging discipline, spine-related diseases has received more and more attention from the medical community. In recent years, China has made some encouraging progress and achievements in the research of spine-related diseases, providing some reliable objective basis for the prevention and treatment of spine-related diseases.But in general, spine-related diseases have not attracted enough attention from the medical profession, and spine-related diseases are often misdiagnosed as other system diseases. Clinically, a large number of dizziness, headache, chest tightness, palpitation, tinnitus and deafness, blurred vision, nausea and vomiting should be regarded as symptoms of spine-related diseases, but patients often go to the neurology department, cardiovascular department, ENT department or digestion Division and other professional departments seek treatment. The patient's clinical symptoms still exist after long-term drug treatment. The head, neck, shoulder, waist and leg pain, which is also a spine-derived disease, has been well-defined for peripheral nerves after years of research. The three-step clinical diagnosis method of nerve positioning has been able to achieve accurate nerve positioning, which can guide treatment It is very meaningful. In the traditional sense, many diseases related to the spine belong to internal medicine or various specialties. Few doctors are very clear about the nervous system and the blood vessels and organs it controls. Therefore, strengthening the cooperation between the various medical doctors, clarifying the details of the sympathetic and parasympathetic innervation of each organ and its innervating blood vessels, and summarizing and standardizing it, will play a huge role in the clinical research of the emerging discipline of spine-related diseases. Guidance and promotion.
Therefore, increasing the spread of knowledge about spine related diseases and strengthening the research on spine related diseases will surely open up new methods and new ways to treat chronic and difficult diseases in the traditional sense.
Chiropractic medicine: In 1895, DDPatmer in the United States, based on the principles of the human spine and nervous system, realized a chiropractic similar to the ancient Chinese "Tuina" and "traumatic injuries" therapy. The method is to adopt different sitting and lying postures according to the position of the human body's spine joints. Through the use of various techniques, analgesic and therapeutic effects can be achieved within a few minutes. That is to use the natural healing method to correct the spine so that the nerves are no longer violated and restore the original function. This is the most gentle and effective method to fundamentally treat the disease.
The safety of chiropractic: Chiropractic therapy pays great attention to anatomy and X-ray imaging, laying a solid foundation for manual correction of the spine, making it effective and safe. According to the US "Health Policy and Research Bureau" survey, the frequency of complications in cervical spine treatment is one in a million, and lumbar spine treatment is one in 100 million. Chiropractic is a medical technical method, not a general massage, so the performer must be a trained physician. Before performing the manipulation, the chiropractor must have a process of judging and analyzing the diseased segments of the spine, including consultation and palpation. , X-ray and other imaging analysis, nerve positioning, etc., the treatment must be regular, so that complications will naturally not occur and the effect will be very significant.
In addition, chiropractic technology has a "unique skill" that cannot be replaced by modern western medicine technology-health care and treatment of "prevent disease": physicians who are proficient in chiropractic techniques and spine-related diseases can palpate, observe and analyze spine X-rays. , Judging a person’s health objectively and accurately, and using chiropractic techniques to correct the misaligned joints of the spine, so as to achieve the purpose of treatment of "prevent disease" and health care.
Spine-related diseases table (transfer)
C1 Headache, insomnia, eye disease, memory loss, dizziness, stiff neck, stiff neck, oral ulcers, strabismus, premature beats, pharyngitis, tonsillitis.
C2 Hoarseness of vocal cords, dizziness, tinnitus, tonsillitis, mumps, sinusitis, allergies, loss of voice, stiff neck, stiff neck, recurrent stomatitis, strabismus, premature contractions, pharyngitis, migraine, chronic otitis media.
C3 Pharyngitis, sore neck and shoulder, facial acne, eczema, stiff neck, stiff neck, oral ulcers, strabismus, premature beats, tonsillitis, migraine, chronic otitis media, eyelid saccade, facial nerve palsy, salivation in children.
C4 Shoulder and arm soreness, toothache, trigeminal neuralgia, stiff neck, stiff neck, oral ulcers, strabismus, premature beats, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, migraine, chronic otitis media, deafness, tinnitus, tennis elbow, high blood pressure, rhinitis, sweating disorders, Sinus arrhythmia.
C5 Bronchitis, pharyngitis, arm soreness, stiff neck, stiff neck, migraine, deafness, tinnitus, motion sickness, tennis elbow, hand swelling, high blood pressure, premature contractions, sweating disorders, sinus arrhythmia, bad breath, frozen shoulder, Angina.
C6 Frozen shoulder, wrist pain, sore thumb, stiff neck, stiff neck, migraine, deafness, tinnitus, tennis elbow, high blood pressure, premature contractions, sweating disorder, arrhythmia.
C7 Thyroiditis, outer arm, middle finger, ring finger soreness, stiff neck, tennis elbow, hand swelling, high blood pressure, premature contraction, sweating disorder, arrhythmia, frozen shoulder
C8 Asthma, bronchitis, inner arm, sore fingertips, stuttering, upper limb muscle soreness.
T1 Heart disease, bronchitis, asthma, wrist pain, chest pain, inner arm tingling, premature contractions, shoulder pain.
T2 Esophagitis (acid reflux), chest pain, soreness in the inner arm, heart dysfunction, stiff shoulders, hand numbness.
T3 Bronchitis, pneumonia, esophagitis (acid reflux), chest pain, heart dysfunction, dyspnea, stiff shoulders, weakness of the hands.
T4 Mastitis, breast hyperplasia, chronic gastritis, chest pain.
T5 Hepatitis, cholecystitis, hypotension, gastritis, fatigue, chest pain.
T6 Gastritis, cholecystitis, bloating, loss of appetite, stomach pain, heartburn, indigestion, back pain.
T7 Gastric ulcer, type 2 diabetes, duodenitis, tonsillitis, gastric dyspepsia, chronic gastritis, gastroptosis, bad breath.
T8 Constipation, rheumatism, gastric dyspepsia, gastric ulcer, chronic gastritis, gastroptosis.
T9 Allergy, gastric dyspepsia, gastric ulcer, chronic gastritis, cholecystitis, gallstones, chronic pancreatitis, diabetes.
T10 Nephritis, edema, gout, herpes zoster, cholecystitis, gallstones, chronic pancreatitis, type 2 diabetes.
T11 Nephritis, ureteritis, colitis, sexual dysfunction, edema, pyelonephritis, cholecystitis, gallstones, chronic pancreatitis, type 2 diabetes.
T12 Rheumatoid arthritis, pyelonephritis, chronic pancreatitis, type 2 diabetes.
L1 Front thigh pain, constipation, bedwetting, hernia, chronic appendicitis.
L2 Irregular menstruation, uterine oophoritis, mid-thigh soreness, constipation, chronic appendicitis.
L3 Genital disease, sciatica, irregular menstruation, sciatica, abnormal blood pressure, cervical erosion, pelvic inflammatory disease, knee joint pain, patellomalacia, dysmenorrhea, chronic appendicitis, hemorrhoids.
L4 Prostatitis, sciatica, calf pain, sciatica, cervicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, functional infertility, constipation, patellar softening, chronic diarrhea, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, hemorrhoids.
L5 Gynecological inflammation, bladder inflammation, calf to ankle numbness, patella softening, sciatica, hemorrhoids, enuresis.
S1-S5 Spine curvature, hip joint disease, hip pain, prostatitis, ankle pain, hemorrhoids, and sexual intercourse pain.