Spondylosis is a broad term meaning degeneration of the spinal column from any cause. In the more narrow sense it refers to spinal osteoarthritis, the age-related wear and tear of the spinal column, which is the most common cause of spondylosis. The degenerative process in osteoarthritis chiefly affects the vertebral bodies
Most of the people are suffering from the cervical spondylosis but they do not find any symptoms. Generally, people who are enduring Cervical Spondylosis can feel the pain and stiffness in the neck.
In Ayurveda, Cervical Spondylosis condition is known as Griva Sandhigata Vata. As the name suggests, the problem is caused by the vitiation of Vata dosha (biohumor associated with Air and Ether). When Vata gets aggravated, it causes the depletion of the body tissue. The cold and drying qualities of Vata dosha lead to the decrease of the cushioning fluid and connective tissue between the joints that are ruled by Kapha dosha (bio humor associated with Earth and Water). In time, it leads to disc degeneration and eventually brings about spondylosis.
The focus of Ayurvedic treatment in cases of Cervical Spondylosis is on pacification of the aggravated Vata by improving digestion and enhancing the digestive fire. This treatment is followed by the administration of herbal medicines that foster rejuvenation of body tissues. Panchakarma massage therapy has also shown positive results in treating Cervical Spondylosis.
The Ayurvedic approach to the treatment of Cervical Spondylosis includes Ayurveda Vata pacifying herbs, Ayurveda recommended diet, lifestyle modifications, Ayurvedic therapies, stress management, yoga asanas and medications that help the body get back to state of balance and harmony.
Sciatica is a medical condition characterized by pain going down the leg from the lower back. This pain may go down the back, outside, or front of the leg. Onset is often sudden following activities like heavy lifting, though gradual onset may also occur. Typically, symptoms are only on one side of the body. Certain causes, however, may result in pain on both sides. Lower back pain is sometimes but not always present. Weakness or numbness may occur in various parts of the affected leg and foot.
In Majority of the cases sciatica is due to a spinal disc herniation pressing on one of the lumbar or sacral nerve roots. Other problems that may result in sciatica include spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, piriformis syndrome etc .The straight-leg-raising test is often helpful in diagnosis. The test is positive if, when the leg is raised while a person is lying on their back, pain shoots below the knee
Ayurveda offers a very good treatment that works in almost any case of sciatica. Our offered Ayurvedic medications comprise the herbal decoctions, tablets, capsules for oral intake and oils for the external applications and are very effective in providing relief to the patients suffering from mild to moderate sciatica. People who are having chronic problems and those with severe intensity of symptoms would require Ayurvedic Panchkarma therapies.
Vata and sometimes kapha imbalance causes sciatica. So, by correcting this imbalance, the symptoms of sciatica get treated. the following ayurvedic remedies and medicines help treat herniated disc condition effectively. Some Ayurvedic medicines for slip disc are: