Cervical Pain “Cervical Spondylosis” & Its Ayurvedic Treatment
Cervical Spondylosis is a degenerative condition of the spine and affects both men and women. One’s risk for developing cervical pain or neck pain increases with age, occupation, among other factors.
Generally, the neck comprises of cervical discs that aid shock absorption. Any abnormality, injury, or an inflammation can trigger neck pain and several symptoms like stiffness, tingling, headache, and shoulder pain.
Causes of Cervical Pain “Cervical Spondylosis”
The commonest causes of cervical pain include ageing, and sitting for long periods.
Ageing naturally triggers cervical pain, since the discs in the spine become less elastic and dry. Ayurvedically, the inelasticity and the dryness of the discs are treated with cow’s ghee or ghrit-medicated butter oil
It is also possible for several degenerative issues to occur like bulging of the discs, the protrusion of the central cartilage of the discs, and the development of bone spurs.
Sitting Postures or Sitting For Longer Hours
You may suffer from cervical pain having sat for longer hours or sitting in a poor posture.
Other causes include;
- Increased gaps between meals
- Physical activities
- Mental problems
How is Cervical Pain Treated With Ayurveda?
In the Ayurveda world, we generally believe that age-related cervical pain is triggered by Vata Dosha accumulation. Vata aggravation is progressively caused by foods that lead to gas formation, and as earlier described.
The Cervical Pain Ayurvedic Treatments aim at stopping vata accumulation and its ramifications. The treatments will also help rejuvenate the body tissue and also eliminate pain.
- Avoid stress and opt for effective ways to eliminate it
- Have enough sleep
Massage the body regularly with lukewarm sesame oil
Types of Cervical Pains
Nonspecific neck pain
This is the most common type. This is sometimes called ‘simple’ or ‘mechanical’ neck pain. Often the exact cause or origin of the pain is not known. It may include minor strains and sprains to muscles or ligaments in the neck. Bad posture may also be a contributing factor in some cases. For example, neck pain is more common in people who spend much of their working day at a desk, with a ‘bent-forward’ posture.
A ‘whiplash’ jolt to the neck
This is most commonly due to an accident involving a vehicle, such as a car crash. It can cause neck pain. See separate leaflet called Whiplash Neck Sprain for more details.
Sudden-onset (acute) torticollis
This is sometimes called ‘wry neck’. A torticollis is a condition in which the head becomes twisted to one side and it is very painful to move the head back straight. The cause of acute primary torticollis is often not known.
When the root of a nerve is pressed on or damaged as it comes out from your spinal cord in your neck (cervical) region, the condition is known as cervical radiculopathy. As well as neck pain, there are symptoms such as loss of feeling (numbness), pins and needles, pain and weakness in parts of an arm supplied by the nerve. These other symptoms may actually be the main symptoms rather than neck pain.
We see particularly strong results with patients who have developed the condition through improper posture and habits. For those who have developed the condition such as cervical spine spondylosis, due to deterioration, health can be restored and maintained, while the progress of deterioration is simultaneously arrested through Ayurveda.
What is cervical problem?
If talk about Ayurveda then it is issue of stiff neck or rigid neck which is caused by aggravated Vata Dosha. This condition is also known as Grivastambha. In the modern concept this neck pain is degenerative disorder and is known as cervical spondylosis.
Is Ayurvedic treatment for severe cervical condition possible?
Yes of course, as Ayurveda is traditional and huge natural healing system and is known for its best treatment results even for the chronic diseases so also have option for neck pain. Even the Ayurveda can work where allopathic get fails means allopathic does not have specific solution to reverse the disease but Ayurveda has. Its herbs and plant based medicines combined with some therapies can give you relief from neck pain.
Is there any diagnosis has been done before Ayurvedic cervical pain treatment?
As it is known that before treating any problem it is essential to identify it and to know its root cause which is only possible with the diagnosis of problem before treatment. The complete diagnosis has been done to know the extent and level of cervical problem it is done by some laboratory tests like x-rays, CT scans, MRI and so on as per advice of your health provider.