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6 Ayurvedic Remedies to Treat Cervical Spondylosis (Osteoarthritis of Neck)

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Dr.Greeshma Thomas 88% (42ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Noida  •  8years experience
6 Ayurvedic Remedies to Treat Cervical Spondylosis (Osteoarthritis of Neck)

Ageing is a process that is not always kind to people. One of the things which occur along with aging is cervical spondylosis, which causes extreme pain and stiffness of muscles. Although it may be an excruciating thing to have, it really does not mean that it cannot be treated, especially with herbal medicine.

Causes of Cervical Spondylosis

The several factors that cause cervical spondylosis are as follows:

  • When the Vata Dosha increases in magnitude, the tissues start degenerating even in the neck joints.
  • Intake of food that leads to the formation of gas in the body is also one of the reasons for cervical spondylosis.
  • When people take too many gaps during two consecutive meals, then it leads to the formation of gas as well which causes cervical spondylosis.
  • Those who have night shifts frequently have a tendency to develop cervical spondylosis.
  • Overindulgence in activities of mental, physical, and sexual nature can also cause cervical spondylosis.

To treat these causes of Cervical Spondylosis, ayurvedic remedies, medicines, and therapy can be helpful, since ayurvedic treatments not only give you relief from cervical spondylosis but also stop further degeneration of the affected tissues.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Cervical Spondylosis

In a lot of cases, cervical spondylosis (sometimes referred to as neck arthritis or cervical osteoarthritis) ends up being related to a neck injury that was suffered by a person and it gets progressively worse as he or she gets older. It is a condition in which there is a degradation of the joints of either two or more vertebrae.

Symptoms of Cervical Spondylosis

The main symptoms of cervical spondylosis are listed below.

  1. A persistent headache is one of the most common symptoms.
  2. People often complain of feeling stiffness in the neck region in case of cervical spondylosis.
  3. numbness or tingling feeling in arms is also one of the symptoms of this condition.
  4. The posterior region of your back and shoulders will also pain in case you develop cervical spondylosis.
  5. People also find it difficult to walk at times and face a lack of coordination as well.

Best Ayurvedic Medicine for Cervical Spondylosis

To say that herbal remedies can go a long way when it comes to an issue such as cervical spondylosis is an understatement. Take a look at Ayurveda medicine

  1. Triphla: To start with, there is Triphala, which is a ayurvedic herb. Take Triphala powder, mix it in a glass of milk, and have it. To ensure that the milk is warm as Triphala may not have its intended effect if the case is otherwise.
  2. Gugglu: Simbananda Guggulu, which is the resin extract of the Guggulu plant, is considered an effective Ayurveda medicine for cervical spondylosis
  3. Aloe vera: Aloe Vera or Kumari Saar, as referred to in the Ayurvedic terms, is known to be a wonder plant and there is a good set of reasons as to why it has earned this reputation for itself. One of the reasons is surely the potential of its juice to help with treating cervical spondylosis.
  4. Secondary Ayurvedic procedures are also effective against cervical spondylosis. Some of these procedures are Patrapinda Sweda, Shirodhara, Abhyanga, and Pizhichil.
  5. Pacifying Herbs – Some of the Ayurvedic herbs act as a pacifier in cervical spondylosis. These are Bala or Sida cordifolia, castor root or Ricinus communis, Amalaki or Emblica Officinalis, Shunthi or ginger, and Gambhari or Gmelina Arborea.
  6. Mridu Shodhana – This ayurvedic procedure for Cervical Spondylosis is also known as mild purgation. In this procedure, a mixture is made with milk or the fruit pulp of Cassia fistula and castor oil

Ayurveda requires general changes in a person’s diet and the way he or she lives life, as well. For this reason, when a person is looking to get rid of cervical spondylosis, it is important to stay away from eating fried food or food that is either sour or bitter. Relief from cervical spondylosis can be as easy as popping a medicine in capsule form a few times a day! 

Make sure you visit a qualified doctor before you consume any of these medicines. It is to be kept in mind that a doctor should prescribe the dosage of medicines and the duration of the treatment for cervical spondylosis and only after this is done should you undergo the treatment. Soon you can look forward to living a higher quality of life with lesser pain.

Ayurvedic Therapy for Cervical Spondylosis

Ayurveda treatment provides a permanent cure for this ailment. The treatment includes external therapies like greeva Basti, abhyangam, kizhi, etc. Along with some therapeutic diet and regimen and internal medication. Therefore, cervical spondylitis is completely curable with Ayurveda.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!


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