Cervical Pain

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Cervical Pain is characterized by deterioration of the neck joints and a decrease in density of the cervical spine. It may manifest as Cervical Spondylosis presenting itself with or without compressing the nerves. Patients may also feel pain and stiffness of the back, legs, thighs and buttocks that worsens with standing. Cervical Spondylosis can also lend to muscle weakness or muscle along with lower back pain, neck pain, headache, dizziness, sensation of pins and needles, stiffness, etc.

Causes:

  1. Ageing
  2. Improper posture habits

Risk factors:

In later stages, spondylotic changes may result in stenosis of the spinal canal, lateral recess, and foramina. Spinal canal stenosis can lead to cervical myelopathy and radiculopathy.

Ayurveda for Cervical Pain

Ayurveda considers Cervical Pain as a Vata disorder. Here cervical spondylosis is seen as resembling Greeva Stambha. Treatments are done to regain strength and movements of the neck, arms and hands, pain reduction, restoration of bone density and, removal of nerve compression, if any.

Panchakarma, Snehanam and Swedanam are highly recommended for Cervical Pain.

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