CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS

Cervical spondylosis is a common age related disorder characterized by neck pain, muscle stiffness,headache,dizziness ,and so on. The cervical spine ,which is extending from base of skull, this chronic degenerative condition affects the intervertebral discs and facet joints. This may progress to disc herniation,osteophyte formation and finally compression of spinal cord.
In Ayurveda, this condition is mentioned as Greeva graha ,which is caused by imbalance in vatadosha.Ayurvedic treatment aims at pacifying vatadosha ,which is the root cause for this condition.
Snehanam(oleation),swedanam( fomentation),sodhanam (purification)are the main modalities of treatment.
The other procedures are Greevavasthi,where oil is kept with in boundary in the nape of neck.The heated oil helps to oleates the space between neck bones leading to relief from pain.This oil along with oral medicines helps to improve nourishment of disc cartilage. Shirodhara,Nasyam,Abhyanga,Patrapindaswedam, Njavarakizhi are other treatment of choice.
Internal use of vathahara medicines in the form of decoctions,churnam,tablets and also Neck exercises along with lifestyle changes have a great role in the management of cervical spondylosis.
This is one of the diseases where Ayurveda treatment gives very good promise.

DR DEVI GIRISH
DR VARSHA DEEPESH
AYURCARE AYURVEDIC WELLNESS CENTRE
ALQUSAIS,DUBAI.