Cervical spondylitis

Cervical spondylitis @ Dr.Garje Ayurved Panchakarma Clinic

Cervical Spondylosis or neck arthritis is a common degenerative condition of the cervical spine that is most likely caused by age-related changes in the inter-vertebral discs. While it’s largely due to age, it can be caused by other factors as well. The pain is often found to radiate from the neck to one of the hands either right or left; and sometimes can be in both the hands.

According to Ayurved, Cervical Spondylosis is described as ‘Greeva graham’, a condition that is caused due to the vitiated ‘Vata’ dosha. Increase in Vata leads to depletion of body tissues, for an instance, with ageing Vata increases and body tissues start degenerating. The dryness and degeneration caused by Vata leads to decrease of Kapha Dosha that is responsible for cushioning in between bone joints. Thus, disc degeneration transpires which eventually leads to Spondylosis.

Factors that cause Cervical Spondylosis according to Ayurveda

  •  Age – Cervical Spondylosis is a normal part of ageing
  •  Sedentary Lifestyle (Improper diet and no physical activity)
  •  Bad food habits
  •  Occupation – Having a job that requires heavy lifting or a lot of bending and twisting
  •  Recent Neck Injuries or Surgery
  •  Genetic Factors – Family history of Spondylosis
  •  Being Overweight

Symptoms of Cervical Spondylosis according to Ayurveda

  •  Neck stiffness that gets worse over time
  •  Tingling, numbness and weakness in your shoulders, arms, hands etc
  •  Pain during neck movements
  •  Difficulty in writing, holding objects etc
  •  Muscle weakness
  •  Difficulty in walking, lack of co-ordination
  •  Management of Cervical Spondylosis through Ayurveda

Cervical Spondylosis Ayurved Treatment @ Dr.Garje Ayurved Panchakarma Clinic

The Ayurvedic approach to the treatment of Cervical Spondylosis includes Ayurved Vata pacifying herbs, Ayurveda recommended diet, lifestyle modifications, and Ayurvedic therapies, stress management, yoga asanas and medications that help the body get back to state of balance and harmony.

Following Ayuveda Panchakarma therapies are very important in management of Cervical Spondylosis

Above Treatments are generally advised depending upon the condition of the patient and severity of the disease.