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AYURVEDIC TREATMENT for CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS
Cervical Spondylosis is caused by degeneration of bones, discs – cartilage cushion between the neck bones and joints of the neck. This condition is usually found in middle aged people and elderly. It is a wear and tear disease. Neck pain, stiffness, headache, numbness, etc. n Ayurveda, it is known as Grivasandhigatvata. It is a wear and tear disease.


Causes

  • Food habits that increase Vata Dosha
  • Intake of dry, cold/ frozen and light food
  • Fasting for long period – leads to depleted nourishment and increase of Vata Dosha.
  • Junk food, Sodas
  • Less intake of water/liquids
  • Excess intake of curried food etc.
  • Not having food on time
Symptoms
  • Headache
  • Stiffness in the neck
  • Tingling & Numbness in arms
  • Pains on back of neck & shoulders
Ayurvedic view of Treatment

According to Ayurveda the Vata, the principle of movement is the predominant function with the skeleto-muscular system and the nervous system. Problems relating to these systems are predominantly caused by vitiated Vata. The vitiation of vata is caused by two mechanisms. One of them is obstruction to vata due to malfunctioning of kapha and pitta. The other one is increase of vata independently (the degenerative problems). The sacrum is situated in the Vata area of the body and this disease is caused by aggravated Vata and ama (toxins), which cause stiffness and reduce mobility in this area. Treatment involves detoxification and elimination of ama and also a Vata pacifying diet, lifestyle and herbal preparations.

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