Cervical spondylosis and Lumbar Spondylosis which causes neck pain and lower back pain and it is one of the most common problems that one encounters in day to day life. In Ayurveda this condition is known as Greevagraham and Khadeegraham
It is a degenerative condition affecting the vertebral column. When it affects the neck region it is termed as cervical spondylosis and when it affects the lower back it is termed as lumbar spondylosis. The vertebral column is a delicate structure with the vertebrae arranged one over the other, cushioned by the inter vertebral discs which allows flexion of the vertebral column. The spinal cord passes through a hole in the vertebral column and extends from the lower part of the brain till the lower back. At each level of the column, nerves originate from the spinal cord and pass through gaps in the vertebrae and supplies nerves to the various parts of the body.
In spondylosis, the vertebrae, the intervertebral disc and the joints get degenerated causing disc compression, or structural changes in the vertebrae which in turn exerts pressure on the nerves passing through them and also creates stress on the nearby muscles causing the various symptoms of spondylosis. The disc sometimes gets dislocated, gets hardened and results in the formation of osteophytes. A previous injury and some lifestyle issues like bad posture, diet act as predisposing factor for the disease. X-Ray or MRI scan helps to evaluate exact problem and position and conclude to proper diagnosis Treatment
The first line of treatment is to avoid all the causative factors in both cervical and lumbar spondylosis . If the condition is diagnosed and treated at the earliest, both spondylosis is a curable disease. If left untreated there will be degeneration process on the spine and disability to extremities. So it is always better to treat cervical spondylosis before it becomes chronic. Our Spine and Joint care center offer different modalities of treatment for spondylosis . It is a combination treatment and of special Ayurveda massage and physiotherapy. In these spodylosis condition require minimum 14 days of hospitalization. According to the severity of the disease Elakkizhi ,kayaseekam otherwise known as pizichil, navara kizhi, choorna kizhi should be selected. Nasyam, snehapanam, thalam with kachooradi choornam or rasnadi choornam are also beneficial for this condition. Also other therapies like lepanam, oral medication which controls vata will give relief to the patient with cervical spondylosis.