Ayurvedic Treatment For Arthritis Of The Neck
Cervical spondylosis or arthritis of the neck, is a common degenerative condition of the cervical spine. It worsens with age and causes deterioration of the vertebrae, discs, and ligaments in the neck or cervical spine. Symptoms of cervical spondylosis generally include – Pain and stiffness in the neck | Tingling, numbness and weakness in your arms, hands, legs or feet | Lack of coordination and difficulty walking.
According to Ayurveda, the Vata, the principle dosha responsible for movement, is the predominant dosha controlling the skeleto-muscular and nervous system. Problems relating to these systems are predominantly caused by vitiated Vata. Vatavyadhis comes under a group of diseases which manifest by dhatu kshaya or margavarana and those are classified according to hetu, sthana and lakshana. Cervical spondylosis can be considered one among them and can be compared with ‘Vishwachi’. Treatment in Ayurveda is aimed at restoring balance through effective ayurvedic therapies.
At SKK Ayurveda & Panchakarma, the treatment for Cervical Spondylosis is comprehensive and may include Ayurvedic internal medicines & external therapies. Panchakarma therapies like Abhyanga swedam, Pathra Pinda sweda, Nasyam, shirodhara, Greeva basti, Vasti, Lepam are usually done based on the person’s presentation and severity of the disease. Average duration of therapy may range between 2 – 4 weeks and most of the cases experience high recovery.