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Home Remedies For Cervical Spondylosis: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

What is the remedy about?

Cervical spondylosis is also commonly known as neck arthritis. It affects the joints in the neck and is a commonly occurring age-related condition. Since the cartilage tends to get wear and tear, the corresponding joints may feel the pressure and as a result pain ensures in your neck. The other symptoms may include stiff shoulder blades, stiffness in the neck, muscle weakness and headaches. Though there are treatments available, you can also try out for these home remedies.

  1. Regular Exercise
    Lack of regular exercise s the number problem of cervical spondylosis. You neck can get stiff over a time period and you need to give it proper movements to make them balanced. Rotate your head in both clockwise and counter-clockwise directions, and droop you neck side to side from one side of the shoulder to the other. Do this for about 10 minutes twice a day- preferably once in the morning. This can help in reducing the pain.
  2. Hot and Cold Compresses
    Another way by which the pain can be reduced is the alternating hot and cold compresses on the affected area. Hot compresses will improve blood circulation, whereas Cold compresses will reduce swelling and inflammation. For the hot compress, wrap a hot water bag in a thin towel or cloth. Keep them in the affected region for a few seconds and take it off. For the cold compress put some ice cubes in a bag or a towel and place them on the affected region. Repeat the procedures alternatively and you can feel the difference.
  3. Epsom Salt Bath
    Epsom salt bath can also ease the symptoms related to cervical spondylosis. The magnesium in Epsom salt can regulate pH levels in the body and can reduce inflammation and pain in the neck and shoulders. To make them add a little water to 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt and make it as a thick paste. Apply it on the affected area for some time and later rinse well. Repeat this procedure every day. Alternatively you can add Epsom salt in the water and you can have a bath using it. You can even soak in such a bath if you have a tub.

Are there any side effects?

While doing the exercises, ensure that proper precautions are taken, else you might aggravate the injury. Apart from it, there are no side effects when using these home remedies. Don't do exercises if pain persists. Do not use Epsom salt in high quantities as it can cause allergic reactions on sensitive skin. But this is a rare occurrence though. The cold press method should be carried out with treated water. In case your condition becomes worse, or the pain doesn't go away, take medical help immediately.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

Engaging in heavy work for long duration is not recommended when you are following these remedies. The stiffness also multiplies when you are in the same position for a long period. Whenever possible take a break from your routine. Try avoiding the usage of over the counter sprays and medications. They can offer temporary relief but may hamper the healing process in the long run. If the problem persists, seek medical help immediately.

How long does it take to recover?

Neck pain and its recovery depend on how much complications you are suffering from. Severe stiffness may take quite some time to get cured completely. Avoid exerting yourself during these treatments and take advice from a physician as well.

Are the results of the remedy permanent?

Cervical Spondylosis can come back even after full recovery depending on your body type and the kind of work you do. So take adequate steps to ensure that you do enough movements for your neck and shoulder throughout the day. And if you have a desk job, make sure that you exercise at regular intervals. It is best to follow these treatments throughout your life to prevent recurrence.

Is there any training or experts required?

Do consult with your doctor for the correct method to do the neck exercises. If you do something wrong, it might aggravate your condition and the pain. Once you know the correct way to carry out the execises, you will be able to do them on your own in the future.

Effectiveness: Medium Side Effects: Low Time for Recovery: High Price Range : Approx INR 0 - 250 Training Requirement: No

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I hv a bit stressful life and I have cervical pain near my collar bone n neck area. Hv a bit low on haemoglobin (9). And now hypothyroidism. I am mother to a 4 years old. Need advice on how to cure hypothyroidism naturally n whether I will hv to tk medicine always n forever?

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My mom is 42 years old having cervical spondylitis. Is there any home remedy to cure it?

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Sir, My age is 50 and I am having problem of cervical. Doctor said cervical nerve is somewhat blocked. Now I am getting jerks in left shoulder for 20-30 minutes. Then it stops. Again it get start after 2-3 hours. Please help. Tell what to do. Or tell home remedy to stop this. Or tell ayurvedic remedy? Please help.

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