How Effective is Ayurveda for Managing Cervical Spondylosis

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

In Ayurveda one can find herbal medicines available for almost all kind of ailments. The thousands of years old Ayurvedic scriptures comes with solutions for Cervical Spondylosis as well. You will be completely healthy after pursuing Ayurvedic treatment for neck pain.

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

Are you vulnerable to cervical spondylosis?

Although any person can be affected by this disease, some are more prone to this disease. The doctor will analyse the patient and identify the exact cause before prescribing Ayurvedic treatment for cervical spondylosis. Ayurveda always strives to provide 100% removal of the disease. By pursuing the prescribed herbal medicine, diet control and physical activity judiciously can be vital for eliminating the problem at the root level. One must strictly obey the directives for Ayurvedic treatment for neck pain to have a fulfilling effect.  

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

• IT professionals, office staff and other similar kind of employees, who tend to sit for long hours continuously

• Those that lead a sedentary lifestyle

• Those who attained old age

• People who had neck injuries before

• Headload workers, railway porters, and those in similar professions, wherein their job demands having to lift heavy loads on a daily basis

• Sitting in a wrong posture for long hours on a daily basis

• People with metabolism-related issues

• Genetic or hereditary factors

• Women facing hormonal disorder such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

• People with thyroid imbalance

The Ayurvedic treatment for this condition will be decided only after confirming the root cause of the issue. Our panel of expert Ayurveda doctors at AU Revoir, a renowned health retreat in Kerala, will investigate the medical condition by pinpointing the root, from where the medical ailment has originated. This assists in formulating the most effective Ayurvedic treatment packages in Kerala for neck pain.

Symptoms of Cervical Spondylosis

• Severe pain including stiffness and numbness in the neck area which radiates towards the upper limbs

• Narrowing of the space in the spinal canal

• Weakness of hands

• Headache

• Loss of balance

• Incontinence

• Grinding sensation when moving neck

As per Ayurveda, aggravation of Vata is the primary cause of degeneration of tissues and the neck joints. Various factors can lead to the degenerative condition which includes cool and gas-formulating foods, astringent foods, long meal gaps, smoking and low food consumption. The risk of developing cervical spondylosis also increases with age. Several physical conditions like prolonged sitting for long period of time can put excess strain and pressure on the neck joint thereby increasing the risk of bone erosion and low bone density. If left untreated, the situation can worsen severely which may result in more complicated conditions like a herniated disk.

Diagnosis of Cervical Spondylosis

The doctor conducts a physical and clinical examination to locate the source of pain by checking the range of motion in the neck and also by testing the reflexes and muscle strength. An MRI scan is recommended for more detailed diagnosis. The doctor will also analyse the way you walk (gait), inspect your neck and shoulders to locate the trigger points. He will check for small bumps or knots in the shoulder and neck that may have caused the problem. The Ayurvedic treatment is prescribed only after a thorough analysis of the patient and confirmation of the root cause.

You can consult Au Revoir today, to have a generic idea about the methodology followed at our clinic for Ayurvedic treatment of neck pain, the course of the treatment, diagnosis and also find out the abnormality in the body caused and tailors treatment plans that help to pacify the aggravated Vata. Proper meal plans and physical activities are also incorporated along with the treatment plan for faster and better treatment results. In cases of cervical spondylosis, the specialist tailors customized treatment plans in relation to the health condition of the patient. The aggravated vata is balanced through various combinations of Ayurvedic decoctions and with a proper diet plan to facilitate digestion and also enhance the digestive fire. The administration of herbal medicines fastens the body tissue rejuvenation followed by panchakarma massage therapy to revive the body and help it get back to a state of balance and harmony. The treatment plan also consists of Ayurvedic therapies for stress relief, yoga asanas and medications that assist in complete body and mind rejuvenation.