Cervical spondylosis is a very common problem and may progress with age. It usually develops due to the wear and tear of the cervical structures.
Cervical Spondylosis is term used for neck pain due to the shrink spinal discs, bone spurs and arthritic changes.
In ayurveda, cervical spondylosis is called Greeva Shool. However, term greeva shool represents all types of diseases that affect neck and causes neck pain. According to ayurveda, cervical spondylosis is Vata type disease and caused by the factors that lead to vata aggravation in the body. Other two humors are generally associated with the vata aggravation, so ayurvedic doctor will need to identify the exact underlying humor involved.
During the initial stage, no symptom appears in cervical spondylosis. The common symptoms that may appear during the progression of the disease are:
Other symptoms that may occur due to the involvement of the nerve root irritation are:
Ayurvedic treatment involves Vata pacifying methods and herbs that strengthen the neck and its structures such as cervical vertebrae, ligaments, muscles and bones.
Ayurvedic herbs are used as per body type, humor involvement in a particular disease and dominance of the specific humor.
The following herbs have been used traditionally in ayurveda and have been beneficial for conditions like cervical spondylosis, they act on nourishing and strengthening the muscles, ligaments and other structure around the neck and offering support and pain relief.
Gugul (commiphora myrrha)
Gokhru (tribulus terrestris)
Ayurvedic neck massage is done with special ayurvedic medicated oils, which help to give strength to the neck muscles, ligaments, bones and cervical vertebrae. Ayurvedic neck massage relieves in pain and stiffness of the neck.
Griva basti is an ayurvedic therapies for neck issues. During Griva Basti ayurvedic medicated oil, according to one’s unique body type is used, to apply heat to the neck region.
Yoga poses of neck, shoulder and back can help in increasing flexibility in cervical spondylosis. More sitting hours and computer jobs affect the neck and may result in cervical spondylosis. Yoga poses can also help in preventing this disease in computer users. The common yoga poses effective in cervical spondylosis are Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation), Matsyasana (Fish Pose), Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), Makarasana (Crocodile Pose), Bal-Shayanasana (Infant’s Pose), Ardha Naukasana (Half Boat Pose), Ardha Salbhaasana: (Half Locust Pose), Shanshank-Bhujangasana (Striking Cobra Pose), Kohni Chalana (Elbow Rotations) and Marjariasana (Cat Pose).
Lifestyle and Cervical Spondylosis
To get relief from the cervical spondylosis, the following 8 tips are helpful:
1.Sarvesh Kumar Singh, Kshipra Rajoria, ‘Ayurvedic management in cervical spondylotic myelopathy’, Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/314782841_Ayurvedic_management_in_cervical_spondylotic_myelopathy
2. Shyama Kumar, Divya Bhosle, Akshay Janghel, Shraddha Deo, ‘Indian Medicinal Plants Used for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis’, RJPT, Research Gate, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281573305_Indian_Medicinal_Plants_Used_for_Treatment_of_Rheumatoid_Arthritis
3. Raman Kaushik, Pragya Sharma, Om Prakash, ‘Management of Cervical Spondylosis through Ayurveda: A Case Study’, International journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy, https://www.ijrap.net/admin/php/uploads/1797_pdf.pdf
If you wish to enquire more information on Cervical Spondylosis Ayurvedic Natural Treatment in Melbourne, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.
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