Cervical Spondylosis Treatment

Cervical Spondylosis is a common, age-related condition that affects the joints and discs in your cervical spine, which is in your neck. It’s also known as cervical osteoarthritis or neck arthritis.

It develops from the wear and tear of cartilage and bones. While it’s largely the result of age, it can be caused by other factors as well.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, the condition is present in more than 90 percent of people aged 60 and older.

Some people who have it never experience symptoms. For others, it can cause chronic, severe pain and stiffness. However, many people who have it are able to conduct normal daily activities.

Cervical Spondylosis causes

The bones and protective cartilage in your neck are prone to wear and tear that can lead to cervical spondylosis. Possible causes of the condition include:

Bone spurs

These overgrowths of bone are the result of the body trying to grow extra bone to make the spine stronger.

However, the extra bone can press on delicate areas of the spine, such as the spinal cord and nerves, resulting in pain.

Dehydrated spinal discs

Your spinal bones have discs between them, which are thick, padlike cushions that absorb the shock of lifting, twisting, and other activities. The gel-like material inside these discs can dry out over time. This causes your bones (spinal vertebrae) to rub together more, which can be painful.

This process can begin to happen in your 30s.

Herniated discs

Spinal discs can develop cracks, which allows leakage of the internal cushioning material. This material can press on the spinal cord and nerves, resulting in symptoms such as arm numbnessas well as pain that radiates down an arm.

Symptoms of cervical spondylosis

Most people with Cervical Spondylosis don’t have significant symptoms. If symptoms do occur, they can range from mild to severe and may develop gradually or occur suddenly.

One common symptom is pain around the shoulder blade. Some complain of pain along the arm and in the fingers.

The pain might increase when:

  1. standing
  2. sitting
  3. sneezing
  4. coughing
  5. tilting your neck backward

Another common symptom is muscle weakness. Muscle weakness makes it hard to lift the arms or grasp objects firmly.

Homeopathic approach

There are a number of remedies in Homeopathy to treat cervical spondylosis. The pain which the patient experiences can be relieved with Homeopathic medicines. Conventional medicines, pain killers do have side effects. They cannot be taken for long time due to the numerous side effects. Homeopathic medicines do not have side effects. They can be safely taken by people of all age groups. It is also necessary that the patient follows a healthy diet,  goes for regular walks, performs Yoga regularly so that he is able to live a healthy life. Please note that whenever there is lot of pain, do not perform Yoga or any strenuous exercise Allow your body to rest, listen to music, relax your mind. Once the pain is better, do continue with Yoga and other regular exercises.

Dr. Poonam Godbole (BHMS)