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    Cervical Spondylosis

    An abnormal hardness of neck bones resulting in compression of spinal nerves roots in the neck(cervical) region; causes neck pain, Dizziness, headache, muscular weakness and paresthesia of upper Arms.

    CAUSES

    BONE SPURS
    Overgrowth of bones are result of the body trying to grow extra bone to make the spine stronger.

    DEHYDRATED SPINAL DISK
    Spinal bones have disc between them, which are thick , pad like cushions that absorb the shock of lifting, twisting, and other activities.

    HERNIATED DISC
    The spinal discs can develop cracks which allows leakage of the internal cushioning material. This material can create pressure on the spinal
    Chord and nerves , resulting in symptoms such as arm numbness and sciatica.

    INJURY

    Injury to your neck, cervical vertebrae, shoulder, upper back.
    Aging degenerative process..
    Calcium defieciency disorders

    SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

    ∑ A stiff, painful neck, dizziness
    ∑ Pain in the shoulder, arm or chest region
    ∑ Tingling and pin prick sensation in the arms ,hands, legs or feet
    ∑ Numbness in the arms , hands ,legs or feet
    ∑ Lack of coordination
    ∑ Difficulty in walking
    ∑ loss of control on the bladder and bowel

    INVESTIGATIONS

    1.Neck Flexibility assessment
    2. Neurological Exam
    3.Neck or Spinal x-ray may show abnormalities such as bone spurs, that indicate Cervical spondylosis
    4.CT scan/MRI

    Treatment
    Anti inflammatory herbal medicine like-
    ∑ Sinhnaad guggul
    ∑ Kaishore guggul
    ∑ Yograj guggul
    ∑ Aloe vera juice

    Herbs used in treating spondylosis
    ∑ Dry ginger
    ∑ Turmeric
    ∑ Fenugreek
    ∑ Ashwagandha( withenia somnifera)
    ∑ Sallaki (Boswelia)
    ∑ Guggul (Commiphora mukul)
    ∑ Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia)

    Panchkarma treatment

    Cervical spondylosis Panchkarma treatment involves gentle massage over muscles of neck and shoulder joints, Upper back (Abhyangam).Griva vasti( Medicated oil applied over neck ,upper chest & upper back)
    Shirodhara

    Precautions

    Donít
    ∑ Avoid packed food
    ∑ Pulses & beans prohibited

    Doís
    ∑ Regular physical exercise
    ∑ Drink more water


    For more information please visit- www.mansaayurveda.com
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