Influences of Gravity Constraints on the Epidemiological and Clinical Impact of Cervicarthrosis

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Influences of Gravity Constraints on the Epidemiological and Clinical Impact of Cervicarthrosis

June 11, 2021 Medicine and Medical Science 0

Background: Cervicarthrosis affects more than half of people over the age of 40, making it a public health issue. The WHO designated the decade 2001-2010 as the “decade of the bones and joints.”

Objective: To determine the epidemiological and clinical profile of Congolese patients suffering from cervical arthrosis, as well as to study the evolution of cervical lordosis modification in order to improve physical treatment.

Methods: From 2011 to 2016, this case study was carried out at Kinshasa University clinics. 35 patients, both male and female, with cervical arthrosis were included in the study. The various angulations of the cervical lordosis were measured using appropriate software. The average height of the cervical spine measured with a caliper was 14 cm. The load exerted by the head on the cervical spine was calculated as a function of lordosis and vertebral height.

The results showed that 34.3 percent of the 35 patients were men and 65.7 percent were women. The age ranged from 30 to 80 years, with the highest incidence of cervicarthrosis occurring between the ages of 61 and 65. (20 percent ). The clinic was dominated by cervical pain (80% ) and irradiated pain (37% ). Other symptoms (such as blurred vision, headaches, and dizziness) were poorly represented. In terms of radiographic signs, cervical lordosis was eliminated or reduced in 91% of cases, followed by inter-somatic pinching (68%), ductal stenosis (62%), and osteophytosis (20%). Osteoarthritic myelopathy, on the other hand, is extremely uncommon (2 percent ). Variation in head load (in kg) on each cervical spine vertebra from C1 to C7 and from 0 to 45° depending on vertebra level and degree of cervical lordosis. The force increases in an arithmetic progression from C1 to C7 and from 45° to 0°.

Conclusion: This chapter has just highlighted the significance of the cervical lordosis spine in the diagnosis of cervical arthrosis, as well as the role of cervical lordosis in the variation of head load on each vertebra. Cervical arthritis is a serious degenerative disease that affects the neck.

Author (s) Details

K.G. Meya
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Articular Osteo unit, University Clinics of Kinshasa, Congo.

M. B. Nsitwayizatadi
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Articular Osteo Unit, University Clinics of Kinshasa, Congo.

B. K. H. Nkakudulu
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Articular Osteo Unit, University Clinics of Kinshasa, Congo.

B. Miangindula
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Articular Osteo Unit, University Clinics of Kinshasa, Congo.

M. Mabanza
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Articular Osteo Unit, University Clinics of Kinshasa, Congo.

M. Nkoy
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Articular Osteo Unit, University Clinics of Kinshasa, Congo.

W. Okito
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Articular Osteo Unit, University Clinics of Kinshasa, Congo.

D. V. Sali
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Articular Osteo Unit, University Clinics of Kinshasa, Congo.

J. M. Mbuyi Muamba
Department of Internal Medicine, Service of Rheumatology, University Clinics of Kinshasa, Congo.

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