Cervical Spondylosis is a kind of Arthritis characterised by osteophyte growth in the spine that affects cervical vertebrae and is characterized by pain at the back of the neck (radiating towards the upper limbs). In Ayurveda, it is known as Grivasandhigatvata. It is characterized by some degenerative changes in the cervical vertebrae. This, when coupled with trauma or incorrect posture while sitting or sleeping leads to the manifestation of Cervical Spondylosis. Cervical Spondylosis treatment in Ayurveda works on the root-cause by balancing the doshas and strengthening the Asthidhatu.
Cervical spondylosis is very common and worsens with age. Many people older than age 65 have evidence of cervical spondylosis and osteoarthritis that can be seen on neck X-rays. Most of these people experience no symptoms from these problems. When symptoms do occur, nonsurgical treatments often are effective.
Some common symptoms of cervical spondylosis are
Stiffness in the neck
Tingling & Numbness in arms
Pains on back of neck & shoulders
How You Can Live Pain Free With Ayurvedic Treatment
Ayurveda works on the root cause of the condition and treats it it from within. Ayurvedic treatment of cervical spondylosis comprises of herbal medicines and therapies that help to relax the muscles, relieve inflammation to the nerves and surrounding tissues, healing the damage to the nerves and in strengthening the nerves and muscles.
At SKK Ayurveda, the treatment for Cervical Spondylosis is comprehensive and may include Ayurveda internal medicines & external applications for mild cases and along with these, Ayuveda Panchakarma therapies in severe cases. Diet and lifestyle modifications are applied in both the scenarios.
Panchakarma therapies like Abhyanga swedam, Elakizhi, Nasyam, Shirovasti or shirodhara, Sarvangadhara, Greeva basti, Navara or mamsa kizhi, Vasti are usually done based on the persons presentation and severity of the disease. Average duration of therapy may range between 4 – 6 weeks and most of the cases experience high recovery.