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Cervical spondylosis is degeneration of the verbae and discs in the neck. Abnormal growths or spurs on the bones of the spine can also end up with cervical spondylosis . The condition may lead to chronic neck pain.Cervical spondylosis is also known as Arthritis of the neck.

In severe cases the degeneration of the neck may result in irritation and extra pressure on the spinal nerve roots or spinal cord. It can cause arm or leg symptoms.Cervical-Spondylosis

Pain in the neck, arms and shoulder and stiffness of the neck are the common symptoms of cervical spondylosis. The movement of the spine usually increases the pain of the nick. Cervical Spondylosis is often associated with loss of memory and sleeplessnes.

It is increasingly more common in people with older age. A considerable section of people over age 60 are more likely to show signs of cervical spondylosis. Individuals who are very active work or in sports are likely to develop this disease.

Factors, conditions or habits that make a person more likely to develop cervical spondylosis

  • An overweight person with no much activity
  • People who are are involved in jobs that requires heavy lifting or a lot of bending and twisting
  • Peope who have a past neck injury
  • People who have a past spine injury
  • Slipped dick
  • Severe arthritis
  • Small fractures to the spine from osteoporosis

In Ayurveda Cervical Spondylosis is known as Grivasandhiagatvata. The treatment in Ayurveda aims at strengthening and stretching of weakened or strained muscles. Ayurvedic physicians use a compound preparation known as simhaanada to treat this condition. It is given in a dose of 2-4 tablets, four times a day. The medicine has laxative effects to help patients to recover from the ailment. It is necessary that the patients should have a regular bowel movement. So that person should increase intake of oily foods that are easily digested.

Authored by Dr. RANI GUPTA

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