Cervical Spondylosis

Cervical spondylosis is a condition where the vertebrae in your neck are becoming less flexible due to arthritis or injury. It is very common in individuals after age 50 who have been exposed to repetitive motion, such as people involved with sports. Here we will discuss cervical spondylosis and also about Ayurvedic treatment of cervical spondylosis.

Cervical spondylosis causes an increasing amount of pain and discomfort over time if left untreated; limiting movement can also lead to other complications like herniated discs that may require surgery. If you experience any symptoms of cervical spondylosis, it’s important for you to seek medical advice from your doctor right away!

Ayurvedic treatment of cervical spondylosis

What are the symptoms of cervical spondylosis?

Cervical spondylosis symptoms vary by individual, but they may include: neck pain or stiffness; weakness in the arms and hands; numbness/tingling sensations around the mouth and face (possibly a sign of nerve compression); difficulty with balance

The earliest symptom of cervical spondylosis starts as just pain around the neck and shoulders which worsens with activity or stress that leads to extreme pain throughout the entire day. Other symptoms may include:

  • Having trouble turning your head or looking up, down, and sideways
  • Tingling around the neck (cervical radiculopathy)
  • Difficulty swallowing or talking
  • Numbness on one side of the body in areas such as arm/leg/face

What are the causes of cervical spondylosis?

Some people are at a higher risk of developing cervical spondylosis if their job involves repetitive neck motions. It is particularly common in those with certain jobs. Jobs like hairdresser, typist, computer operator etc., and can aggravate due to heavy lifting or awkward postures. Some other factors include age (over the age of 50) and obesity which put pressure on your discs between vertebrae.

How do you know if you have it?

The earliest symptom starts as just pain around the neck which worsens with activity leading to extreme pain throughout the entire day. Possible symptoms may include having trouble turning your head or looking up, down, and sideways; tingling around the neck; difficulty swallowing or talking; numbness on one side of the body. If you experience any symptoms it’s important to seek medical advice from your doctor right away!

How is cervical spondylosis diagnosed?

Often, doctors will diagnose cervical spondylosis by feeling for a neck bump with their fingers and asking questions about pain history. This can be done during an office visit or in combination with an MRI screening which may show wear-and-tear at the joints where two vertebrae meet (arthritis). It is also common to take x-rays as well because they provide more information than MRIs alone.

What does Ayurveda say about cervical spondylosis?

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine that considers pain to be the result of disharmony in energy flow or prana. By balancing the body’s natural energies through yoga postures and breathing exercises, Ayurveda practitioners can help restore balance by opening up channels for proper circulation.

Vata dosha and Cervical Spondylosis?

This is a condition relates to excessive Vata dosha, and can also affect the nervous system. The symptoms are similar but not as severe as sciatica or lumbago. Usually, it will go away on its own after some time; however, if you have had this condition for an extended period of time there may be something else going on such as arthritis or nerve damage in your neck area.

Ayurvedic treatment for cervical spondylosis?

The Ayurvedic treatment for cervical spondylosis is the same as any other Vata dosha-related condition. Treatment includes yoga postures and breathing techniques aimed at balancing our energy flow or prana to restore harmony, open up channels of proper circulation, relieve pain and discomfort.

How does greeva basti helps in cervical spondylosis?

Greeva Basti is a medicated bath that helps to increase the circulation of blood in the upper body and neck region. It reduces the inflammation, pain, stiffness, and other symptoms associated with cervical spondylosis or any Vata dosha-related condition.

How long does it take for greeva basti treatment?

Greeva Basti can be given on an as-needed basis. According to the requirement of the patient. This means you may have multiple treatments overtime if necessary.

Basti Treatment

It varies from patient to patient.

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Know more: How to cure cervical pain naturally.

Which are some yoga poses I can do at home to help alleviate my pain?

Yoga postures not only exercise our muscles but also stretch them out which aids in alleviating spinal tension–a major contributor to cervical spondylosis according to Ayurveda. Some poses that are particularly good for this purpose include:

Ustrasana (Camel Pose)

This move helps release the muscles in your upper back and neck. To do it, get on all fours with your hands under your shoulders and knees under hips, then push yourself up onto the toes of both feet while pushing the heels towards each other so you feel a gentle stretch through the spine from top to bottom. Hold for five breaths, then lower down into Child’s pose. Repeat three more times before switching to another exercise or coming out altogether.

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Apanasana (Knees-to-Chest Pose)

Apanasana is one of Ayurveda’s most effective ways to reduce stress, tension, and fatigue. To do it, you need to lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Bring both arms overhead so that they are in line with shoulders. Begin exhaling as you bring your right knee into the chest while pulling your left leg towards hips and grabbing behind thigh; next, inhale deeply as you return legs to starting position before repeating the exercise for another side of the body. Do this five times or until comfort is achieved.