Cervical Spondylosis is age-related problem. It affects the joints and discs in our cervical spine, which is in the neck. It’s also known as cervical osteoarthritis or neck arthritis.
The bones and protective cartilage in the neck are prone to wear and tear that lead to cervical spondylosis.
a) Overgrowth of Bones:-
This overgrowth of bones can press on delicate areas of spine such as spinal cord and nerves , which results in pain.
b) Spinal Disks – Gel Dehydration :-
There is gel like liuid in between the spinal bones ‘ disks. These gelly material help in absorbing the shock of lifting , twisting and other activities. This removal of gel makes the spinal bones or vertebrates rub to gather.
Risk Factors :-
- Neck injuries
- Work-related activities that put extra strain on your neck from heavy lifting
- holding your neck in an uncomfortable position for prolonged periods.
- Overweight and inactive
Sciatica (known as Gridhrasi) refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve. It starts from your lower back through the hips and buttocks and travels down to leg. Typically, sciatica affects our one side of the body.
Its typically e a shooting pain or continuous pain that makes standing or sitting nearly impossible , arising due to our longest nerve Sciatica.
Symptoms of Pain:-
- Experience weakness, numbness in leg
- Burning or tingling sensation down the leg
- inability to bend your knee or move your foot and toes.
- Sciatica pain can be sudden or can develop gradually.
We have cured sciatica purely based on the ancient ayurvedic know how , which explains the disease occurs due to imbalance in Vata dosha. The line of treatment includes Snhean , Swedan , Potli Massage and Kati Basti.
Tennis elbow is an inflammation of the tendons/ligaments that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow. The forearm muscles and tendons become damaged from overuse — repeating the same motions again and again. This leads to pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow.
Tennis elbow, a term used for a condition caused by overuse of arm, forearm and hand muscles that leads to pain, became a talk of the town when cricketer Sachin Tendulkar revealed his injury. Tendulkar, often referred to as the ‘God of Cricket’, suffered a lot of injuries in his cricketing journey, but tennis elbow was one of those conditions that made him fear for his career. In an interview, Tendulkar shared how his tennis elbow injury was one of those hurdles that could wreck his career.
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overloaded, usually by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm.
Despite its name, athletes aren’t the only people who develop tennis elbow. People whose jobs feature the types of motions that can lead to tennis elbow include plumbers, painters, carpenters and butchers.
The pain of tennis elbow occurs primarily where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to a bony bump on the outside of your elbow. Pain can also spread into your forearm and wrist.
Rest and over-the-counter pain relievers often help relieve tennis elbow. If conservative treatments don’t help or if symptoms are disabling, your doctor might suggest surgery
Ayurvedic approach to the treatment of Tennis Elbow condition includes administration of anti-inflammatory Ayurvedic natural herbal medicines, application of medicated oils/powders to the area with mild Abhyanga with specific oils , churnapindaswedam or patrapotalaswedam,Dhanyamladhara or sweating treatment(Swedana), Lepanam ,herbal bandages and Pichu treatment is also recommended depending upon the severity of the condition.The treatments are aimed at improving the blood circulation and to reduce the inflammation and strain to the affected tendon rather than pain killing.
Lumbar spondylosis can be described as all degenerative conditions affecting the discs, vertebral bodies, and associated joints of the lumbar vertebrae. Spondylosis is not a clinical diagnosis but instead a descriptive term utilized to designate spinal problems.
Spondylitis is a term used to describe a group of arthritis-based spine conditions that cause inflammation in the vertebrae and sometimes joints of the spine. Spondylitis generally occurs in the lowest section of the lumbar spine — the sacroiliac joint that connects the pelvis to the spine. Common Symptoms :-
- Stiffness and pain in the neck or back
- Loss of mobility in the spine
- Inability to twist and turn or to do so without pain
- Chronic pain and discomfort when standing, sitting or walking
- Deformity or an abnormal spine curvature
In Ayurveda, Lumbar spondylosis is termed as kati shoola or kati graha or prushta or trika shoola. It is mainly caused due to vitiation of Vata dosha.
This treatment is identified related to neck related problems . Long time sitting before PC and wrong postures while sitting in office , hours standing jobs like lecturers or speakers etc show the causes for this condition. The problems related to Cervical Spondylosis are conditioned through this therapy. This procedure is quite effective in giving the instant reliefs and when adapted for few sessions it helps in alleviating the pain.
In this process an “oil-well” is made on the paining area typically neck and person is asked to lie down on the table or bed keeping his face down. On his neck this container is prepared typically called well. This well is made of ‘dough of Urdh’.
Hot oil is poured into this oil well. This hot oil is retained in the well for specific time depending upon the condition of patient. When oil cools down the oil is taken out of the well with cotton and refilled again with hot warm oil . This process is repeated multiple times.
Griva vasti Treats Cervical Pains . A special technique for curing Chronic and acute pains in neck like Cervical Spondolysis .
In this treatment home prepared powders of herbs are used for curing the tormenting pains. These powdered herbs are packed in the special cloth and wrapped as pouch and when heated with special medicated oils, helps in curing the chronic pains. The Potlies or Pouches are made of herbs and soaked and warmed in the oil
These herbal pouches or potlies are heated in oil to certain temperature and applied to the paining area with certain duration depending upon the sensitivity of person.
This relieves the chronic pains. Useful for curing swelling especially. These Potlies stimulates blood flow, with in the affected area and relives the chronic pain. The enhanced blood circulation not only relives the pain but also strengthens the tissues and increases the luster of skin. Usually “Nadi Swedan” is clubbed with this therapy for better results.
Pichhu – Oil/herb soaked Cotton
In this treatment, a folded dry cotton or wool with appropriate size is taken to cover the paining area. Thickness of this folded cloth is normally that of a palm. Now, at the center a hole is made on the folded cloth and slightly warm oil is poured through it periodically.
The wool soaked in warm medicated oil is applied on the area under treatment. Throughout the treatment procedure, the oil is heated periodically and kept lukewarm. The cotton wool or the cloth soaked in the oil is left to stay on the affected area for a particular period of time all the way through the treatment.
Pichu is used as an effective method to treat the ailments of head, spine and diseases of cranial nerves caused by vata disorder.
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