Although there is no cure for Cervical Spondylosis, Ayurveda gives us many ways to alleviate the symptoms and arrest further deterioration. In Ayurveda, we look for the root cause and make appropriate changes to eliminate excess vata.
In Ayurveda, there is a condition called Greeva Graham, which is similar to Cervical Spondylosis. The primary symptom of Greeva Graham is a stiff neck. Greeva means neck and graham refers to stiffness. This condition is a primary vata disorder associated with dry and degenerated tissues. The dryness and degeneration caused by vata dosa also leads to decreased kapha dosa. This becomes a problem because Sleshaka kapha is responsible for cushioning the discs between the joints as well as overall movement and flexibility.
Neck pain—we’ve probably all experienced it at some point. Strained muscles stemming from poor posture or awkward sleeping positions often cause it.
These issues are called cervical osteoarthritis (degeneration) or cervical spondylitis (inflammation). Ayurveda has a similar condition called greeva graham, which is described as neck stiffness, inflammation and pain.