Natural Treatment of Cervical Spondylosis
About Cervical Spondylosis
Cervical spondylitis indicates damage to the spine which in turn affects vertebral column. If ignored, this may lead to persistent pain. Cervical spondylitis causes acute pain in the neck region which induces tightness, stiffness and affects mobility.
It is a kind of arthritis which affects cervical vertebrae and is characterized by neck pain at back region which may radiate to shoulders or arms. It may also cause vertigo when moved downwards.
Symptoms varies as per the severity of condition.
What is Cervical Spine?
Neck is a very fine structure made from bones, muscles, nerves, tendons and ligaments.
The cervical spine is delicate - housing the spinal cord which sends messages from brain to control all aspects of body, also it helps in flexible movement of neck in all the directions.
What Actully Happens in Cervical Spondylosis?
Major factor for cervical spondylosis is age factor. As you reach 40 by age, spinal discs may shrink or get dry and this causes reduction in cushioning between bones of neck. Also as age proceeds, one can get osteophytes (bone spurs) or herniated discs. All this may put extra pressure on nerve roots and spinal cord and cause neck pain.
What are Causes for Cervical Spondylosis?
- Age factor as mentioned above
- Being overweight
- No physical work out
- History of osteoporosis
- Past history of neck injury
- Past history of spinal damage
- Genetic factors
- Severe arthritis
What are Symptoms in Cervical Spondylosis?
- Stiffness of neck
- Pain and numbness around neck region
- Numbness may radiate to shoulders, arms and even legs.
- Loss of balance and control over bladder and motion (rare)
How to Diagnose Cervical Spondylosis?
Doctor may ask you few questions regarding your symptoms and tests can be done like:-
- X ray to know some abnormalities or bone spurs
- MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) – helps to locate pinching nerves
- CT (computerized tomography) Scan – to see clear image of neck
- Myelography – a dye is injected to get clearer x-rays or CT scan imaging
- Nerve function tests – Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction study
What Ayurveda Says About Cervical Spondylosis?
Ayurveda underlines prevention of health diseases and promotion of health and wellbeing.
Three physical energies, Vata, Pitta and Kapha decide individual's body nature and accordingly diet and life style is recommended. As everyone is different genetically, recommendations also varies person to person and also it depends upon the each season of the year.
According to Ayurveda, cervical spondylosis is due to vitiation of Vata dosha. Improper dietary and life style habits cause vitiation of Vata and production of Ama or toxic material in body. Vata goes out of control due to over consumption of dry, cool, stale, light and gas forming foods, with long gap of meals and having very less meal. This leads to impaired digestion and obstruction of body channels causing symptoms as mentioned above.
Herbal Remedies for Cervical Spondylosis
Planet Ayurveda offers best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Cervical Spondylosis Care Pack for natural treatment of cervical spondylosis. We provides 100 percent pure and herbal products. All of them are free from side effects and are safe to use. And they are formulated by MD Ayurveda doctors. All of the medicines from the house are made without the addition of chemicals or additives or preservatives in it.
- Yograj Guggul - 2 tablets, two times a day, with plain water.
- Hakam churna - 1 teaspoonful, two times a day, with plain water, after meals.
- Joint aid plus - 2 capsules, two times a day, with plain water.
1. Yograj Guggul
It is a classical formulation, which is traditionally used in Ayurveda for painful Joints and muscles, Rheumatoid arthritis and Osteoarthritis. It helps to maintain healthy metabolism and remove toxins from the system. It rejuvenates and strengthens the skeletal and neuromuscular system. It is very effective for pain and inflammation. Although, it has almost all the properties but it also checks the irritation of the vatic nerves. It is also very effective for gastric problems also, which helps to balance the vata dosha in the body. This herbal preparation is the combination of the various ayurvedic herbs like Guggul resin (Commiphora mukul), Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Pippali (Piper longum), Ajwain (Carum couticum), Vidang (Embelia ribes), Kulanjan (Alpinia galangal), Heart wood (Cedrus Deodara), Chavya (Piper chaba), Puskaramula (Inula racemosa) etc.
2. Hakam Churna
Hakam churna has ability to retrieve the normal digestion thereby putting a stop to Vata disturbance. It is very effective in painful joints, stiff joints, backache. Ayurveda Experts call this combination "Tridosha Rasayan". According to Ancient Ayurveda, the indigestion and formation of the gas is the main cause of the vitiation of the vata which then localize in the joints and produce pain. This herbal prepration helps to balance all the three doshas. It also helps to balance the kapha dosha, ultimately helps to decrease the body weight. Its hot nature means balancing Pitta, which works on the digestive fire of the body and getting into balance. This herbal combination consist of the chandershoor (Lepidium sativum), Kalonji (Nigella sativa), Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum) and Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi).
3. Joint Aid Plus
It is a unique combination of the various herbs. These capsules work quickly and excellent alternative to pain killers without any side effects. These are very effective in reducing inflammation and pain. These capsules help to regain the lost strength of the joints. The degeneration in joints steadily control by these capsules. This herbal capsules consist of the ingredients are Nirgundi (Vitex nirgundo), Sallaki (Bosewllia serrate), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Sonth (Zingiber officanlis) and Ashwagandha (withania somnifera).
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What are Dietary Guidelines to Maintain Healthy Muscles and Bones?
- Make use of food items which are easily digested.
- Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated.
- Opt for sweet taste.
- Have soaked almonds daily.
- Avoid consumption of food items made from white flour, other junk, fried and packed foods.
- Avid over exertion, physically and mentally as well.
- Have a proper sleep.