Ayurvedic Treatment for Cervical Spondylosis

Cervical Spondylosis - Neck Pain

Cervical spondylosis is an age-related degenerative condition of bones, cartilages and disc causing wear and tear of the spinal disks in the neck. The condition is common in middle-aged and elderly people causing spinal disks dehydration and shrinkage affecting the flexibility of the neck joint movement.

Ayurveda, the treatment method that has an indelible connection with India, has herbal medicines available for almost all of the ailments. The thousands of years old ayurvedic scriptures have solutions for Cervical Spondylosis as well. You will be completely healthy after ayurvedic treatment for neck pain.

Ayurveda considers that the loss of equilibrium among the three doshas (toxins) Vata, Pitta, and Kapha is what causes medical issues. Cervical Spondylosis is observed to be due to the increased state of Vata dosha. Therefore, Ayurvedic treatment for Cervical Spondylosis focuses on eliminating the excessive state of Vata dosha.

Are You Vulnerable to this Medical Problem?

Although any person can be affected by this disease, some are more prone or vulnerable. The doctor will analyze the patient and ascertain the exact cause before prescribing Ayurvedic treatment for cervical spondylosis. Ayurveda always aims at 100% removal of the disease. Pursuing the advised herbal medicine, diet control and physical activity judiciously will be vital for eliminating the problem at the root level. You must obey the directives for ayurvedic treatment for neck pain to have a fulfilling effect.  

The people who are more vulnerable to cervical spondylosis than others are:

  • IT professionals, office staff and all the other employees, who sit for long hours continuously
  • Those with a sedentary lifestyle
  • Old-aged individual
  • People, who had neck injuries
  • Headload workers, railway porters, and those in a similar profession, wherein they have to lift heavy loads on a daily basis
  • Sitting in a wrong posture for long hours daily
  • Those who have metabolism-related issues
  • Genetic Factors
  • Those facing hormonal disorder such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Thyroid imbalance individuals

The ayurvedic treatment for cervical spondylosis will be decided after confirming the root cause of the issue only. Our panel of expert Ayurveda doctors will investigate the medical condition towards pinpointing the root, from where the medical ailment has originated. Subsequently formulating the most effective ayurvedic treatment for neck pain.

Symptoms of Cervical Spondylosis

Symptoms of Cervical Spondylosis (Neck Pain)

Common symptoms associated with Cervical Spondylosis include:

  • Severe pain, stiffness and numbness in the neck area radiating towards the upper limbs
  • Narrowing of the space in the spinal canal
  • Weakness in the hands
  • Headache
  • Loss of balance
  • Unable to control bladder or bowels
  • Grinding sensation while moving neck

According to Ayurveda, aggravation of Vata is the main cause of degeneration of tissues and the joints of the neck. Various factors can lead to the degenerative condition including cool and gas-forming foods, astringent foods, long meal gaps, smoking and low consumption of food. The risk of developing cervical spondylosis increases with age. Several physical conditions like prolonged sitting can put excess strain and pressure on the neck joint increasing the risk of bone erosion and low bone density. If left untreated, the situation can worsen causing more complicated conditions like a herniated disk.

The root causes that result in Cervical Spondylosis are:

  1. Disk Dehydration – Discs are the components found in Vertebrae Column. It functions as a shock absorber to absorb the load on the backbone. However, with aging, hereditary conditions or due to any of the aforesaid reasons, the disc starts drying out. Consequently, the disc turns thin resulting in friction between bone segments. This adverse condition of the vertebral column causes cervical spondylosis. The ayurvedic treatment for cervical spondylosis in such a condition will be a combination of herbal medicines, oils, and specially formulated treatment processes.
  2. Disk Herniation – Herniation or bulging of the disc can happen due to age, heavy workloads, or other reasons. This will compress the backbone (vertebrae), as well as, the nerves around it, leading to acute pain and further complications. The herniated disc has to be cured for gaining maximum result from ayurvedic treatment for neck pain.
  3. Bone Projection or Bone Spur – The bone projection in the backbone can be due to wear and tear of the disc, joint damage due to Osteoarthritis, and so on. An experienced Ayurveda doctor can assess the cause and suggest the best ayurvedic treatment method to cure cervical spondylosis completely.
  4. Stiffness in Ligaments – The ligament may turn stiff due to age, strain, sprain or medical conditions like Fibromyalgia. This can be causative for cervical spondylosis or neck pain.


Ayurvedic Treatment for Cervical Spondylosis - Neck Pain

The doctor conducts a physical and clinical examination to locate the source of pain by checking the range of motion in the neck and tests the reflexes and muscle strength. For more detailed diagnosis an MRI scan is recommended to understand the condition.

The Ayurveda doctor will also check for the way you walk (gait), inspect the neck and shoulder to locate the trigger points. He or she will check for small bumps or knots in the shoulder and neck area that may have caused the problem. The ayurvedic treatment for cervical spondylosis is prescribed only after a thorough analysis of the patient and confirmation of the root cause.

You can consult Ayur Bethaniya today, to have a generic idea about the methodology followed at our clinic for ayurvedic treatment of neck pain, the course of ayurvedic treatment, etc.  

Ayur Bethaniya - Ayurvedic Treatment for Cervical Spondylosis ( Neck Pain)

Ayurveda aims in bringing in harmony and balance of the doshas in the body. Imbalance in the vata is considered as the main cause of any kind of irregularity in the body’s vital functions affecting the daily routines. At Ayur Bethaniya Ayurveda Hospital, the ayurveda specialist diagnoses and finds out the abnormality in the body caused and tailors treatment plans that help to pacify the aggravated Vata. Along with the treatment plan, proper meal plans and physical activities are also incorporated for faster and better treatment results.

In cases of cervical spondylosis, the Ayurveda specialist tailors customized treatment plans according to the health condition of the patient. The aggravated vata are balanced through various combinations of Ayurvedic decoctions and with a proper and adequate diet plan to improve digestion and enhance the digestive fire. The administration of herbal medicines fastens the body tissue rejuvenation followed by panchakarma massage therapy to help the body get back to a state of balance and harmony.

The treatment plan also includes Ayurvedic therapies for stress relief, yoga asanas and medications that help complete body and mind rejuvenation. Ayurveda Panchakarma therapies for treating cervical spondylosis include Abhyanga swedam, Elakizhi, Nasyam, Shirovasti or shirodhara, Sarvangadhara, Greeva vasti, Navara kizhi, Pizhichil etc to relieve pain, inflammation of muscles and ligaments and to improve the flexibility of neck bone joints. All treatment therapies are managed to depend upon the condition of the patient and severity of the disease.

Ayur Bethaniya follows a comprehensive ayurvedic treatment process for cervical spondylosis. This is envisaged to cure the ailment completely and revitalize the patient. Thereby, making him or her as healthy as previously. Our expert ayurvedic team, including doctors and medical professionals, is dedicated to the wellness of the patient.  

To discuss your condition and to know more about Ayurvedic treatment options for cervical spondylosis and treatment cost, book an appointment or contact us now.



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