Ischemia neck pain is also sometimes known as oxygen deprivation neck pain and is one of the most prevalent types of therapy-resistant and chronic symptomatic concerns suffered by countless patients worldwide. Ischemia is a confusing condition, since it can be sourced in purely anatomical reasons in rare cases, but is far more often caused directly through purposeful reduction in blood flow enacted by the subconscious mind. This type of regional ischemia is the subject of all of Dr. John Sarno’s famous works on the subject of tension myositis syndrome. The theory of oxygen deprivation is steadily gaining more and more ground in the medical community as a valid and logical diagnostic theory, much to the benefit of affected patients. This is reflected in the increasing availability of mindbody diagnosis and treatment from traditional medical providers.
This dissertation provides a thorough analysis of ischemia and its consequences in the neck anatomy.
Ischemia Neck Pain Defined
Ischemia describes a state of reduced circulation, and therefore, oxygenation. All the cells in the body require oxygen in order to live and function properly. If the circulation is reduced to a particular area, cells will feel the effects immediately or eventually, depending on the type of cells in question. Nerve cells will suffer negative effects immediately and at even the lowest levels of reduced oxygen content, while muscle cells are far more resistant to deprivation, since it is in their nature to suffer mild ischemia regularly when used or overused.
To simplify the definition of ischemia, just think of cells not breathing properly. Without oxygen you can’t live and the cells in your body will also not be very happy.
Ischemic Pain Diagnosis and Treatment
Ischemia can be solely caused by structural circulatory concerns and disease processes. However, these are easily diagnosed and successfully treated in the vast majority of affected patients. Regional oxygen deprivation which is caused by the psychosomatic process will not respond to traditional treatments, since there is nothing anatomically wrong.
The incredible prevalence of ischemic neck symptoms is one of many pieces of evidence which explains why so many neck pain treatments fail so miserably. Remember, if the therapy is targeting a coincidental and misdiagnosed structural condition or disease process, while all along oxygen deprivation is sourcing the symptoms, then the treatment is bound to fail.
On the other hand, ischemia sufferers most often respond very favorably to knowledge therapy, which does nothing at all to address structural issues which may have been diagnosed, yet pain relief is usually provided permanently, demonstrating the innocent nature of many neck pain scapegoat diagnoses.
Ischemia Neck Pain Help
Ischemia is worth investigating as the potential source of symptoms for any chronic or recurrent pain condition. Dr. Sarno, and the many medical authorities who embrace the mindbody health model, have provided us with ample and verifiable proof that the emotions and anatomy do indeed work hand in hand in creating all manner of positive and negative health conditions. Discounting this scientific fact, as some modern medical practitioners do on a daily basis, is nothing short of pure ignorance and an antiquated thought pattern. Purely Cartesian medicine is long dead and should be buried already.
Understanding ischemia and the mindbody link may be just what you need to get you on the right path to good health, regardless of whether your pain is in the neck, back, wrist, jaw or head. If you are interested in the full scope of mindbody medicine and want to learn effective methods of stopping ischemia from causing havoc in your body, please consider reading our heralded books in the Cure Back Pain Forever Program. Ischemia neck pain is a major focus of this program and the books have helped countless people to live better for more then a decade already.