A stroke normally happens when blood cannot supply oxygen and important nutrients to your brain cells. When brain cells do not get enough oxygen or nutrients, they die. A stroke can happen in two main ways:
An Ischemic Stroke occurs when a blood vessel that supplies the brain becomes blocked or "clogged" and impairs blood flow to part of the brain. The brain cells and tissues begin to die within minutes from lack of oxygen and nutrients. The area of tissue death is called an infarct. About 87% of strokes fall into this category. Ischemic strokes are further divided into 2 groups, including the following:
Thrombotic strokes. These are caused by a blood clot that develops in the blood vessels inside the brain.
Embolic strokes. These are caused by a blood clot or plaque debris that develops elsewhere in the body and then travels to 1 of the blood vessels in the brain via the bloodstream.
Firstly we have to know that our neck is a flexible connection between your head and the rest of your body Many vital structures pass through this area of the body.. Because of its location and range-of-motion, it is often left unprotected and subject to injury.
Neck pain can result from many different causes — from injury, to age-related disorders, or inflammatory disease. Causes of neck pain and problems may include the following:
Herniated cervical disk
Cervical disk degeneration
Congenital abnormalities of the vertebrae and bones
Doctors diagnose neck pain by conducting any or all of the following: Bloodtest, X-ray, Electromyogram (EMG), Computed tomography scan (also called a CT or CAT scan) or Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Some of the most common treatment given to patients are: