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Cervical Spondylosis, also known as cervical osteoarthritis is caused due to the degeneration of bones and discs. On most of the occasions it affects mid-aged adults due to deficiency in calcium or less bone density. Referred as Greeva Graham in ayurveda, spondylosis is often caused due to the increase in vata dosha or decrease in kapha. It would be right to point out at this juncture that body tissues degenerate with increase in vata and similarly the disintegration of cushioning effect between the bone joints can be associated with decrease in kapha, says a reputed physician who offers back pain treatment in Pune.

What causes Greeva Graham?

Like any other illness, the causes of Greeva Graham can be easily attributed to three aspects:

  • Improper diet : Consumption of dry food, junk food, aerated drinks and spicy foods
  • Ill habits: Stressful exercise regimes, sleeping in day and awakening at night, strenuous walks or weight bearings.
  • Psychological issues: Stress, and frequent bouts of anger, grief and fear and suppression of urges

Symptoms of Greeva Graham

We all assume spondylosis to be associated only with stiff and painful neck. But in addition to it, many patients experience muscular spasm, fatigue, headache, pain in shoulder and arms and loss of balance.

Treatment methods:

While it is true that mild bouts of Greeva Graham can be treated through conservative methods, it is very much necessary to undergo a complete course of ayurvedic treatment to get full relief from this illness, states a most sought after ayurvedic doctor who offers Arthritis treatment in Pune. As ayurveda is renowned for offering comprehensive relief from the illness, the treatment is usually based on combination of these methods:

  • Medicines: To fortify inter-vertebral disk space, medicines made out of herbs such as Shallaki, Guggul, Sonth, Ashwagandha, and Nirgundi are administered.
  • Panchakarma treatment: To lubricate back bone and thereby achieve reduction of stiffness, Panchakarma treatment is highly recommended by our physicians. As Panchakarma is very efficient for most of the ailments, the results of this therapy provide additional benefits.Greeva Basti, Patra Pottali, and Swedhana are some of the Panchakarma procedures that are usually deployed to provide good results.
    • Greeva Basti: Pasting patches of black gram paste with medicated oils such as bala ashwagandhadi oil at the back of the neck.
    • Patra Pottali: Massaging with cloth that is filled with fried fresh plant leaves and dipped in warm medicated oil
    • Swedhana: Sweat inducing treatment to correct the imbalance of vata and kapha dosha.
  • Massage therapy sessions: To relieve pain from the neck region with the help of medicated oils.
  • Diet control: To aid the treatment for Greeva Graham, ayurvedic physicians always suggest wholesome diet that contains red rice, milk, ghee, warm water, and butter.
  • Yoga practice: Again to facilitate quick results of the treatment, certain yoga posture such as Sukha Asana is also suggested by our physicians who offer cervical spondylosis treatment in Pune at our clinic.

In short, ayurveda provides a comprehensive treatment for spondylosis and assures excellent recovery. If you are looking for the best ayurvedic treatment for spondylosis in Pune, you can always schedule an appointment with us and find out more about our treatment methodologies, so that an informed decision can be taken.

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