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Treatment for Cervical spondylosis | Best treatment for cervical pain in Kerala

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SSANH provides one of the best treatments for Cervical spondylosis which includes panchakarma procedures, oral medications, and lifestyle modifications according to the condition of the patient. Treatment for cervical spondylosis is conducted for 14-28 days under the supervision of Dr.Sanand Ratnam (M.D. Ay) where the metabolism of the patient is corrected so that the process of degeneration can be stopped. Deep tissue treatments are also given to nourish the cervical region which will help speed up the regeneration. Once these two treatments are completed we will ask the patient to continue the lifestyle corrections suggested by us along with oral medication. 

We monitor patients every 15 days and, if required in every 3 days, albeit our prognosis remains fully dependent on updates given by patients. This process of monitoring and oral medication is continued for 3-6 months where we try to reduce the patient’s dependence on medication and help them get back to their routine. 

According to our past experience, patients who have undergone Ayurveda treatment for cervical spondylosis in the initial stage have seen fast results. Most of the early stage patients were able to resume their daily routine after 14-21 days of inpatient treatment for cervical spondylosis followed by 2-4 months of follow up and oral medicine. Recurrence of cervical spondylosis has not been observed till now in any of these patients, they were able to live on without any medication or surgery. 

However in some complicated cases, it took 28-45 days followed by medications for another 6-18 months for the patient to lead a healthy life. Take a look at the review given by the patients for the treatment of cervical spondylosis at SSANH :

We have been discussing patient’s problems for the past few decades and in the last 5-10 years we have observed a drastic increase in the “cervical spondylosis patients. This could be due to the fact that the usage of mobile phones or laptops has exceedingly increased in our lives resulting in wrong postures.

The ease and convenience of content consumption on mobile phones over a sustained period of time has detrimental effects on the cervical region of our spine. Our heads are bowed down while using a phone which leads to a generation of force(torque) which is sometimes equivalent to 3 times the weight of our head. This force results in straining the joints and resulting in the degeneration of vertebra, muscles, and nerves around the cervical region.  

If your daily routine involves a lot of reading, writing etc. then you should be very strict about correcting your postures and notice the changes in your body. If you notice some of the symptoms of cervical spondylosis then you should consider consulting the doctor. Starting the treatment for cervical spondylosis in the early stages will increase the chances of cure as well as reduce the damage from the degeneration of joints in the cervical region. 

What are the common symptoms of cervical spondylosis?

Patients will notice the following major symptoms of cervical spondylosis : 

  • Pain in the neck(cervical region) 

  • Numbness or loss of sensation in the arm, hands, and fingers 

  • Stiffness of neck

  • Headache in the back of the head

Few other symptoms can be seen in some complications of cervical spondylosis such as:

  • Pain radiating to lower back 

  • Dizziness on the sudden movement of the neck 

  • Losing Bladder control 

  • Loss of balance

It is hard to differentiate between strain in shoulders or neck muscles with cervical spondylosis without visiting the doctor. We would recommend you refrain yourself from googling and self-diagnosis. If your work involves a desk job or sitting for a longer period of time there is a possibility that the above-mentioned symptoms might be due to cervical pain. However, as mentioned, holdback diagnosing yourself with cervical spondylosis or starting your spondylosis treatment through home remedies instead try visiting a doctor for a medical opinion.

If you are confused about the treatment of cervical spondylosis and trying to find “ the best treatment for Cervical spondylosis, we have a suggestion for you;;

On basis of the experience shared by patients, finding the best treatment for cervical spondylosis is not easy. More than 9000 patients have undergone treatment for cervical spondylosis at SSANH in the past 20 years. 70% of the patients who underwent the treatment of cervical spondylosis were local patients whereas 30% of cases were from different parts of India. Patients who visited SSANH from outside Calicut were suffering from chronic cervical pain and decided to visit us after trying different type of treatment for cervical spondylosis  like acupuncture, naturopathy, homeopathy, physiotherapy, painkillers, or NSAIDs. They were suffering from severe cervical pain and some of them were showing different complications along with cervical pain while trying to find the best treatment for cervical spondylosis.

If you are suffering from cervical pain and looking to find the right treatment for cervical spondylosis, keep two things in mind: 

  1. Treatments like acupuncture, painkillers or naturopathy, etc. can be equally bad for their condition if not taken as guided by the doctors. There might be less side effects of these medicine but complication of taking the wrong medication can still occur. 

  2. Exercises in degenerative conditions like cervical spondylosis are not helping you but are actually increasing the wear and tear in the joints. Hence, performing heavy exercises is not only complicating your condition but also decreasing the chances of cure from cervical pain. 

We at SSANH follow two-step process for patients with the symptoms of cervical spondylosis 

  1. We will ask patients for the following medical reports:  

    • X-ray, MRI or CT scan of cervical spines, to understand the stage of degeneration 

    • Blood tests like CBC +ESR, Antibody tests are helpful to rule out the possibility of reactive diseases, hormonal imbalance, or any auto-immune disorders. 

These reports help avoid complications during the treatment and help us to diagnose the patient accurately. 

  1. After analyzing patient’s reports and present condition, we will decide on a treatment plan of 14-28 days in-patient treatment followed by 3-6 months of oral medication. 

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Treatment of cervical spondylosis varies according to the patient and the complications associated.

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Why do we recommend 14-28 days of inpatient treatment for cervical spondylosis?

For a few initial days, doctors need to monitor patients’ condition physically so that they can understand how the treatment is impacting your health. On the basis of this analysis, our doctors design the treatment program following the inpatient treatment to provide patients with the cure for cervical spondylosis.

Can Cervical spondylosis be cured permanently? (Ayurveda vs modern medicine)

Yes, Cervical spondylosis cure can be achieved in Ayurveda for patients with early-stage symptoms but as the disease progresses and the degeneration increases, it becomes difficult to cure. Once a certain threshold of degeneration has occurred in the cervical region, the chances to regenerate it or cure it reduces. 

Muscle relaxant, pain medication, anti-inflammatory medicine (Steroid-based or non-steroidal), etc can not promise a cure, they can only manage the condition. At last, surgery is recommended and according to the requirement of the condition, various surgical protocols are suggested like Laminectomy, Laminotomy, etc. 

We need to understand that modern medicine provides patients with cervical spondylosis management protocol whereas Ayurveda provides a treatment. If you are looking to avoid surgery for cervical treatment, you should undergo Ayurveda treatment for cervical spondylosis but after a certain threshold, even Ayurveda cannot help avoid surgery. If you can undergo ayurvedic treatment for cervical spondylosis even after surgery, it will help reduce the chances of recurrence by arresting the process of degeneration in cervical region completely.

Cervical spondylosis Ayurveda treatment (Stagewise explanation)

According to Ayurveda cervical spondylosis can be understood as the accumulation of vitiated Vata and Kapha in the neck region. This accumulation of kapha is the primary reason for stiffness whereas the cervical pain which radiates to the lower spine or to the hands is because of the vitiation of Vata. According to Ayurveda, degenerative conditions are categorized under vata imbalance  whether it is Osteoarthritis or cervical spondylosis. 

The treatment for all degenerative conditions is virtually similar but it differs according to the physiology of the affected area. Ayurvedic treatment for cervical spondylosis is given in two stages: 

  1. Stage 1: Arresting the degeneration process by correcting the metabolism while providing immediate relief through deep tissue treatments. Panchakarma treatments like Snehana or vasti are given to detox the body reducing ama and improving metabolism. While swedana, agnikarma, or raktamokshana (Leech therapy) is given for immediate relief. 

Oral medications like Gugguluthiktakam Kashayam, Yograja Guggulu, Trayodasanga Guggulu, Kaishore Guggulu, etc. are given to support the external treatments and improve digestion. 

  1. Stage 2: Nourishment is given through oral medication which supports the regeneration process throughout the body. Ayurvedic medicine for cervical spondylosis like Rasnasaptakam Kashayam, Ashtavargam Kashayam, etc are given in this stage. 

Few external deep tissue treatments are also provided to correct the dhatu agni which corrects the tissue regeneration at the affected site, reducing the chances of recurrence. 

External treatments like abhyanga, kizhi, lepanam, etc are given in this stage

Once the patient leave the hospital premise, treatment for cervical spondylosis is continued with oral medication and lifestyle changes such as : 

  • Avoiding heavy weight lifting and straining the neck

  • Taking breaks in-between work to give rest to the neck 

  • Maintaining water intake according to the bodyweight 

  • Exercising regularly starting from light exercises. 

  • Consuming light meals for a particular period of time

  • Sleeping early and focusing on a sound sleep

Should patients be afraid of Cervical spondylosis?

Cervical spondylosis is a lifestyle disease where upper spine gets degenerated, this degenration will increase with time leading to restricted movements, pain etc. In such conditions there is no threat to the patient’s life but they wont be able to lead a normal life without pain.

 Imagine not being able to move your neck at all, feeling a constant neck pain all the time which will radiate to your hands or your back. 

Lifestyle diseases are not deadly but they paralyze patients in such a way that they cannot live a normal life. These diseases can make patients dependent on others forever either via medication or support from their family and friends. 

There aren’t that many serious complications of cervical spondylosis other than the permanent disability to the neck though it can lead to complications such as depression, anxiety, etc.

The best way to stay away from Cervical Spondylosis is to correct your posture and take care of your spine. If you are looking to find the treatment for cervical spondylosis then you should contact us at enquiry@ssanh.com or call us at +91-7594003003.

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