Cervical spondylosis is a degenerative condition of the cervical spine which is generally caused by age-related wearing and tearing in the cushion between the joints of the neck and the neck bone. Cervical spondylosis is also known as Osteoarthritis of the neck.
In this condition of the neck, the intervertebral disc, which acts as a cushion between two vertebrae, undergoes damage due to many reasons, of which ageing is the prominent one.
With the disk degeneration, the movements of the neck also get restricted; accompanied by the damage to the edges of the vertebrae, leading to increased pressure on nerves originating from cervical vertebrae.
In Ayurveda, this condition arises due to Sandhigata Vata of the Neck. Vitiated Vata dosha results in various symptoms. We will be discussing them all in the following sections.
SYMPTOMS OF CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS
The common symptoms of cervical spondylosis include pain and stiffness. But initially, a majority of people do not experience any symptoms.
Other symptoms of cervical spondylosis are narrowing of the spinal canal within the bones of the spine.
The spinal canal is the space inside the vertebrae where the spinal cord and the nerve roots pass through to reach the rest of the body.
Sometimes, cervical spondylosis results in a narrowing of the spinal canal within the bones of the spine (the vertebrae).
The spinal canal is the space inside the vertebrae that the spinal cord and the nerve roots pass through to reach the rest of the body. Tingling, numbness and weakness in the arms, hands, legs or feet.
In the adverse cases, one may also experience the following symptoms of spondylosis:
- Difficulty in walking
- Lack of coordination
- Loss of bowel control
- Persistent Headache
- Numbness in arms
- Pain in the posterior region of the back and shoulders
Ayurvedic Treatment for Cervical Spondylosis
Ayurveda has proven to be a cure for all chronic diseases. One may entirely rely on ayurvedic treatments for a permanent cure.
Cervical spondylosis is among many such issues which can be treated through Ayurvedic remedies and therapies.
In this section, we have discussed some of the herbal remedies for treating spondylosis.
Let’s get started!
Following are some of the ayurvedic herbal remedies which can give you relief from the pain due to spondylosis:
TRIPHALA: Triphala is an ayurvedic herb. It is considered polyherbal medicine, which consists of different medicinal herbs.
Polyherbal formulations are useful because it is believed that combining synergistic herbs results in increased therapeutic benefits. This can be taken in powder form with a glass of milk.
Gugglu: Also known as Simbananda Guggulu. It is the resin extract of the plant Guggulu and is considered an effective Ayurveda medicine for cervical spondylosis.
It gives you relief from different types of swelling, stiffness, inflammations and joint pain relating to spondylosis.
Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera, in Ayurveda, is known as kumari Saari. It has multidimensional benefits for our health. Its juice helps to treat cervical spondylosis.
Pacifying Herbs – There are certain Ayurvedic herbs that act as a pacifier in cervical spondylosis. To name a few, Bala or Sida cordifolia, castor root or Ricinus communis, Amalaki or Emblica Officinalis, Shunthi, and Gambhari or Gmelina Arborea.
Mridu Shodhana: It is an Ayurvedic procedure for treating cervical spondylosis, also known as mild purgation.
This ayurvedic procedure involves the preparation of a mixture made up of milk or the fruit pulp of Cassia fistula and caster oil.
NOTE: Before taking any of these medicines, make sure you consult an ayurvedic specialist. Your doctor will prescribe the dosage of medicines and the duration of the treatment for cervical spondylosis.
SOME HEALTH-RELATED TIPS
Our diet and lifestyle certainly have an impact on our health and thereby on our lives. A major change in diet can help treat spondylosis to a great extent, and this is taken care of by Ayurveda. In Ayurveda, it is advisable to avoid eating fried and processed food.
AYURVEDIC THERAPY FOR CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS
Ayurveda treatment provides a permanent cure for this ailment. Some of the prominent Ayurvedic therapies for cervical spondylosis include: greeva Basti, abhyangam, kizhi, etc.
Hence, with the combination of Ayurvedic herbs and therapies, it is possible to cure cervical spondylosis, completely.
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