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

Dont
Avoid packed food
Pulses & beans prohibited

Dos
Regular physical exercise
Drink more water


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