OREANDA-NEWS. Rehabilitation doctor, candidate of medical Sciences Alexander Shishonin told how to independently determine cervical osteochondrosis. He shared two diagnostic methods on his Instagram. Shishonin said that problems in the cervical spine disrupt the blood supply to the brain, and this causes an imbalance in the body.

The first proposed method of diagnosis: imagine that you need to pass back behind the wheel of a car. Put your hand on the seat next to you, turn your head and look back. If this fails, there is osteochondrosis. The second way: check yourself for «hood syndrome». If you have to turn the body, like a hood on your head, to look sideways, the disease is present.

Also, the symptoms of cervical osteochondrosis can be headaches, dizziness, increased intracranial pressure, nausea, hypertensive crises, unstable blood pressure, impaired volume of movement, crunching, pain in the hands. The doctor advises doing gymnastics to increase the volume of movements and strengthen the muscles.