Best Ayurvedic Herbal Medicines for Cervical Spondylosis Treatment
Cervical spondylitis is a condition of degeneration of the inter-vertebral disks. It advances with the advancing age and involves the adjacent vertebrae & the para-vertebral structures. In cervical spondylitis, there is acute pain in the back of neck, shoulder, arms, hands and stiffness of the neck and even paraplegia occurs due to this condition. The cause of cervical spondylitis includes age as the major factor and about 60-70% of people above the age of 40 are affected by this disease. A neck injury that had occurred years back can predispose to cervical spondylitis. People with above 50 years of age who experience this disease, are more likely to have a sibling with normal conditions of cervical spondylitis. Cervical spondylitis is often found among people who carry heavy loads on their head and shoulders.
Increasing neck pain is a key indication of cervical spondylitis. Pain in the neck region can be caused by a variety of reasons. There are different regions in and around the cervical vertebrae, which are sensitive to pain and problems connected with any of these regions can trigger acute pain. Other symptoms of cervical spondylitis include radiating pain to the arms and shoulder, loss of sensation, weakness of the arms and legs, stiffness of neck, loss of balance, headaches, loss of control of the bladder or bowels, general tiredness, anxiety and even permanent disability. Further examination shows that ability to flex the head to the side and to rotate the head becomes limited. Weakness and sensation losses indicate damage to specific nerve roots or to the spinal cord.
The treatment of cervical spondylitis mostly includes complete rest, medication and physical therapy. A soft cervical collar or neck brace is worn to limit neck motion to relieve nerve irritation. Medication includes pain relievers that are given to relieve pain and reduce swelling. Physical therapy involves hot and cold cervical traction or active exercise program to relieve pain symptoms. When the symptoms are too severe, most of the doctors recommend surgery. It is important to mention that cervical spondylitis is treated especially at its early stages and the key is to identify the degenerative condition at the earliest. Bone degeneration process on account of cervical spondylitis cannot be cured. However, the process can be minimized through healthy diet, exercises and good structural posture.
As per Ayurveda, the functioning of the body comprises of three basic functions i.e. movement, change and growth & stability. These are referred to as the three doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha). These functions in a state of equilibrium lead to health and in-equilibrium to diseases. The disturbance to any one of these ultimately leads to malfunctioning and other problems. Treatment of cervical spondylitis in Ayurveda is aimed at restoring the equilibrium through correction of the underlying functional in-equilibrium.
The natural herbs for the treatment of cervical spondylitis help in the correction of calcium metabolism, reduction of the inflammation in tissues and correction of the posture. Herbal medicines have played a promising role in the treatment of cervical spondylosis. However, the treatment of cervical spondylosis is dependent upon an important factor i.e. the amount of degenerative changes that have taken place in the bones and disc. Modern lifestyle includes increased load of working, prolonged driving hours, sitting in front of computer for hours and a sedentary lifestyle. These lead to increased wear and tear in neck and spine muscles. Lifestyle modifications are the first step in preventing further degeneration and an early onset of cervical spondylosis.
Our herbal pack comprising of Joint Aid Plus Capsules, Hakam Churna and Yograj Guggul tablets works well for the cure and treatment of cervical spondylitis.
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