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How to Treat Cervical Spondylosis with Ayurveda

What is CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS

CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS TREATMENT IN AYURVEDA

It is the disorder related to aging which involves discs, vertebrae, and ligaments in the neck or cervical spine.

It is also known as Arthritis of the Neck, Cervical osteoarthritis, or Degenerative Osteoarthritis.

In cervical spondylosis, edges of the vertebrae start developing osteophytes. After some time the disc becomes thinner and loses its ability to absorb the shock that increases the risk of spondylosis.

If joints in the neck are swollen it is called FACET JOINTS. It makes pressure on the spinal cord or nearby nerve roots that create a tingling or pricking sensation and pain in limbs. In some cases, there is a loss of sensation and coordination. Some people develop difficulty in walking.

ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA

Cervical spondylosis in Ayurveda is described under “GRIVA SANDHIGATA VATA “or also called as “MANYASATAMBH” means stiffness in the neck. The abnormality in Vata doshas is caused by two procedure, in which one is Kapha and Pitta is not functioning properly.

Herbal Remedies for Cervical Spondylosis

The shalok describes that MANYA SATAMBH is a vataj dosha. When abnormal Vayu dosha entered into the nerves of neck, then MANYA SATAMBH develop. In this roga(disease) neck is contracted and stiffened inside.  Neck become stiff, watering from the mouth, teeth chattering is present, the body becomes rigid type. Back part is stretched, yawning or giddiness is present. They are the symptoms of MANYA SATAMBH.

CAUSES OF CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS

  • OVERGROWTH OF BONES: The body trying to grow extra bones for making a stronger spine. This overgrowth of bones is called BONE SPURS or OSTEOPHYTES. This overgrowth of bones creates pressure on the delicate or soft area of the spine, like on spinal cord and nerves, which starts causing pain.
  • DRYING OF GEL-LIKE MATERIAL IN THE DISCS: In our spinal bones, discs are present between there is thick, pad-like cushions. This material protects from shock, injury, lifting, twisting, and other physical activities. This gel-like material start drying gradually and spinal discs become dehydrated bones rubbing with each other, so this is painful.
  • CRACKS IN THE DISCS:  The spinal discs start because of which gel-like material starts leaking. This leakage material puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves that results in pain and numbness.
  • INJURY OR ANY TRAUMA: Any trauma to your neck, like during road accident, falling, fighting, etc. damage the spinal discs.
  • STIFFNESS IN THE LIGAMENT: The ligaments of the spinal cord start stiffening that makes your neck stiffed or tight and create restrictions in the movement of the neck.
  • MORE USING OF NECK: In some occupations or professional works and in some hobbies forceful and continues movements of the neck region,  this put the pressure on the spine.
  • Some genetical factors are also responsible for spondylosis.
  • As previously present in the family.
  • Smoking and any drug addiction are also responsible.
  • Overweight and lazy, inactive persons become primary for cervical spondylosis.
  • Any hormonal imbalance.

SYMPTOMS OF CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS

Normally patients of cervical spondylosis, do not have any symptoms.

The range of clinical features occur from mild to severe or sometimes develop suddenly.

Common symptom is PAIN. Sometimes the pain radiates to the arm and fingers.

The pain mostly accelerates during

  • Person is in standing position
  • During the sitting position
  • While sneezing
  • At the time of coughing
  • When you are tilting your neck backward

Another symptom that is common is the weakness of the muscle. Due to weakening of muscles, it is difficult to grasps the objects and it is harder to lift the objects in arms.

Other common signs are:

  • The neck becomes stiffed
  • Headache mostly occurs
  • On the shoulder& leg region and arm, there is tingling sensation and numbness also occur in legs.

COMPLICATIONS OF CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS

Cervical myelopathy can create other disabilities at different grading.

  • Tetraplegia
  • A chest infection can occur recurrently
  • Paraplegia
  • Pressure on the sores

Best Exercise for Cervical Spondylitis

EXERCISE FOR CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS

  • Try to keep your body in a straight position. Make your posture straight during sitting and standing, don’t create a C-type curve shape posture of the spinal area. It is also called NECK STRETCH exercise. Hold this step for at least 5 seconds, and do the 5 repetitions.
  • NECK TILT sideways and also forwardly tilt your neck so that it touches the chest area. Do this for about 5 seconds and repeat this exercise 5 times.
  • NECK TURNING EXERCISE: Just turn your head at one side in a comfortable manner, stretch your neck muscle softly. Repeat this process, in the opposite direction.
  • SHOULDER EXERCISE: Move your shoulder in a round or circular manner, this process stretches your neck and spinal muscle.

LIFESTYLE ADVICE

  • Yoga like Tadasana, bhujangaasan, etc. and other physical activities such as swimming, cycling, light dumbbell, pushups are useful in cervical spondylosis.
  • PHYSIOTHERAPY is also another option for treating cervical spondylosis.
  • Painkiller can be used in severe condition.
  • Avoid physical or mental efforts, try to stay free from mental stress.
  • Take a good hour of sleep during night time. At least 6-7 hours of sleep is necessary.
  • Have a soothing massage with lukewarm oil.
  • Intake of easily digested food should be increased, vegetable soups, dairy products and nuts like almond, cashew nuts are added to your daily life.
  • Start taking of protein, calcium-rich diet.
  • Take a sunbath which is a good source of vitamin D, makes your bones stronger.

HOME REMEDIES FOR CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS

  • Take two cloves of garlic and crush them. Add this paste to one glass of milk. Put it on a low flame for boiling, when one-fourth part is left, then strain it and divide it into two equal parts. Drink one part in the morning and another one at night time.
  • Take one tablespoon of castor oil before sleeping time.
  • Massage with almond oil or sesame oil on the back give a soothing effect.
  • During pain, you can take one glass of hot milk and add a pinch of turmeric in it. This remedy act as a natural analgesic.
  • An ice pack can be used during pain or stiffness.
  • Heat therapy also is used.
  • Take some cloves of garlic and one tablespoon of ajwain and roasts them until they become reddish brown, now add this material into the warm mustard oil or sesame oil. Massage with this oil mixture.

How to Treat Arthritis Pain Naturally?Types,Symptoms and Natural Treatment

Overview

Arthritis is most common disease throughout the globe and mostly seen in  elderly people.Arthritis is inflammatory disease of joints.Stiffness and tenderness in knee, hip, finger, shoulder, wrist joints are the main symptoms  in arthritis and in case of long run it also affect the long bone .Most common two types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. In this rheumatoid arthritis affects body systems  like  cardiovascular system and respiratory system so it also called as systemic disease.

Risk factor:

  • Age-Arthritis is mostly seen in elderly persons, commonly  in females in the middle age.
  • Weight-Over weight  is also a cause of arthritis
  • Injury-Repeated injury to  joints may lead to arthritis
  • Infection-Different type of infections like bacterial, fungal, and viral can causes Arthritis

Sign and symptom:

  • Most common symptom of arthritis is morning stiffness, swelling around joints, redness, numbness, tingling sensations, soreness and throbbing pain in joints, difficulty in walk and difficulty in doing work, weakness

How to Treat Arthritis Pain Naturally

Type of arthritis:

1.Osteoarthritis:

  • Osteoarthritis is degeneration of weight bearing  articular cartilage due to repeated injury and genetics.. In osteoarthritis pathological changes  like thinned cartilage and bone end rub together.
  • Stiffness of all joint, numbness, difficult movements, soreness, redness of all joint along with the associated other symptom like  colitis, constipation, anemia are seen

2.Rheumatoid arthritis:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis result due to the  inflammatory condition of synovial lining of joint and it is also auto-immune disease. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease   which affects all the small joints and leads to the deformity changes in  the bones.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis can cause inflammatory change in synovial membrane that leads to erosion of bone. Joint pain , swelling, difficulty in moving are the common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Also lupus  with rheumatoid arthritis causes  fatigue, fever, skin rashes, shortness of breath, stiffness , numbness ,redness with swelling of joints .Rheumatoid arthritis causes backache  due to the inflammation of spine and vertebral synovial lining of bone.

Ankylosing spondylitis

  • Ankylosing spondylitis is one  type of arthritis which results in rigid spine due to fusion of bones of  spine like BAMBOO SPINE. There occurs pathological firstly inflammation of the vertebral spine, than erosion of bone, than syndesmophytes and finally fusion of bone occur.
  • In ankylosing spondylitis symptom like severe backache, fatigue, difficulty in  movements and doing work occurs, associated with symptoms like fever, shortness of breath .It mainly occurs in young age.

Causative factor:

  • Hormone: In female rheumatoid arthritis is mostly seen in menopausal time
  • Genetic factors are also responsible for RA.
  •  Psychological factor: Anxiety, depression, stress
  • Age and weight:People above 55 to 60 yrs are more affected and overweight act as a trigger factor of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diet:  High fatty diet, smoking, , alcohol,  carbohydrate rich diet
  • Diagnosis of arthritis:  Diagnosis of  arthritis is made physical examination and Rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis confirmed by RA factor level by blood tests, -X-ray of joints ,CT scan, MRI

Treatment of Arthritis in ayurveda

Ayurvedic Treatment of Arthritis

Herbal remedies for arthritis by Planet Ayurveda:

Joint Support Pack

  • Planet ayurveda offer best combo pack for arthritis. This Joint Care pack is highly effective for arthritis . These herbal remedies are prepared from best quality herbs and strictly following law of Ayurveda.

Curcumin Capsules:

  • Curcumin is an anti-inflammatory agent which is highly effective in any type inflammation in whole body. Curcumin is highly active chemical compound present in turmeric which is used  for medicinal purpose.
  • curcumin capsule is used for treating the abnormal functioning of immune system which is responsible for the inflammation of body. Planet Ayurveda offers an effective capsules to cure osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

2.JOINT AID PLUS:

  • Joint aid plus capsule are most effective in relieving all type of joint condition which causes   skeletal problem. This capsule also has nutritional value which help in reliving joint pain and increase strength of bone.
  • Joint aid plus has standardized extract of Nirgundi  (Vitex negundo), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Shallaki(Boswellia serrata),Sonth(Zingiber officinale) and Ashwagandha(Withania somnifera) they all helps  to make joint healthy.

3.BONE SUPPORT

  • These capsule have extract of calcium. Bone support capsule are prepared from  standardized extract of shudh laksha(laccifer lacca),  Hadjod(cissus  qudragular), praval pishti(corallium rubrum), Suhanjana beej (moringa oleifera),Arjun (Terminalia arjuna), mukta (compund of pearl calcium) and these all are useful in treat to arthritis.
  • This capsule decrease the inflammatory condition of synovial membrane and improve joint mobility.

4.CORAL CALCIUM COMPLEX:

  • Coral calcium complex is combination of all natural plant extract which is mostly effective in calcium absorption by the body. This capsule contain ingredient like coral (praval pishti), an Ayurvedic compounds(jawar mohra pishti and kamdudha ras) ,agate(akik pishti), Pearl(mukta pishti), Giloy satva(Tinospora cordifolia) that provide natural calcium  to body. This capsule is useful in reducing bone fragility by maintaining bone density and decrease the chance of bone fracture.

Dosages:

  • Curcumin Capsule-2 capsule twice daily
  • Joint Aid Plus-2 capsule twice daily
  • Bone Support-2 capsule twice daily
  • Coral Calcium Complex-1 capsule twice daily

HOMEOPATHIC REMEADY FOR ARTHRITIS

Some of homeopathic remedies are also useful in arthritis and  particular rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Calcaria carbonica
  • Arnica
  • Pulsatila
  • Rhus tox
  • Belladonna
  • ledum pal
  • podophyllum

HOME REMEDY FOR ARTHRITIS

  • Weight loss
  • Improve your life style and always be happy
  • Regular exercise
  • Regular massage  helps in reliving  pain andkeeps mind fresh by boosting  the serotonin level
  • Ginger: Powder form of ginger is very useful in arthritis
  • Apple cider vinegar: In apple cider vinegar there is highest value of vitamin-c and it  work as anti-inflammatory
  • Green Tea: It have highest value of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Cherries: Cherries and other citric fruit are richest source  of vitamin-c so this is very useful in   arthritis
  • Oil fish: Oil fish have best properties like omega -3 fatty acid that is very useful in reducing inflammation of synovial membrane and  relive  joint pain
  • Nuts: Nuts have highest protein value and rich omega-3 fatty acid so it will help in  relieve arthritis