Cervical Spondylosis

Is Running Hurting Your Knees? Ayurveda Can Help
It is the condition in which arthritic changes occur in the cervical vertebraes due to wear and tear of joints with ageing .It is also called as cervical osteoarthritis.It can cause pain in neck and arm .It may cause numbness in hand if nerve gets compressed due to arthritic changes.So the line of treatment stays to treat symptoms and help patient to prevent from further arthritic changes .


Cervical Spondylosis

Cervical spondylosisis a very common condition now a days. It is basically degeneration of neck bones (which are called vertebrae) as well as discs(cushion like structures in between two bones)
Trouble in the neck troubles everybody intodays work related activities, stress, posture etc. People usually say they are suffering from “cervical” bt cervical is neck itself. So in this way everybody has cervical. So it is adviced to all the patients to differentiate between myofacial pain in the neck or true cervical spondylosis and a doctor or physiotherapist can tell the difference.
Most of the cases come with neck pain have myofacial pain in which people suffer from pain due to stiffness or trigger points in different areas of neck muscles.





Isometrics are static contraction of muscles without any movement of neck.this is for strengthening of muscles.
Static Flexion – Put both hands on your forehead and gently push against their resistance. Tighten the neck muscles and try your best not to let your head move forward. Hold this position for around 8 seconds. Rest your neck, then repeat.
Static Extension – Place both hands against the lower back of your head. Apply slight forward pressure resist the movement as you push your head back into your hands. Hold the position for 5 seconds. Rest for 3 seconds then repeat.
Isometric Lateral Flexion – Place your right hand on the right side of your head, just above the right ear. Tighten your neck muscles and resist thepressure tomove your head sideways. Hold the position for 5 seconds. Rest for 3 seconds then repeat. Do the same procedure to your left side.


Neck Extensor Stretch:- This stretch is for the long extensor muscles and the suboccipital muscles.
  1. 1. Sit with your chest up and looking straight ahead.
  2. 2. Gently push your chin back while looking straight ahead(so that you have a double chin)
  3. 3. Keep your head upright, don't look up or down. Keep eyes facing forward.
  4. 4. While holding your chin back with one hand, use your other hand to reach over the top of your head.
  5. 5. Stabilize your chin back as you gently pull the top of your head forward.

Upper Fibres of Trapezius Stretch:- The upper fibres of trapezius on both sides will elevate the shoulders. Because these fibres attach to the spinous processes of the vertebra and base of the skull, the head must be rotated toward the side being stretched prior to commencing with the stretch.
  1. 1. Sit with your chest up and hold onto the chair with one hand.
  2. 2. Turn your head toward the hand that is holding onto the chair.
  3. 3. Use your free hand to pull your head straight toward the opposite side
  4. 4. To feel more stretch, lean your body slightly away from the hand that is holding onto the chair to depress your shoulder further.
  5. Scalene Muscles:- When acting unilaterally these muscle will sideflex the neck to the same side and elevate the ribs. These muscles are used to assist in breathing when breathing is difficult.
    1. 1. Sit with your chest up forward on the edge of a chair.
    2. 2. Hold the leg or seat of the chair tightly with one hand to keep the ribs down.
    3. 3. Sideflex your head to the opposite side without flexing your head forward.
    4. 4. You may find you get more of a stretch if you rotate your head slightly toward the hand that is holding onto the chair and slightly extend your neck as you sideflex

After sitting for long hours on computer, neck starts aching.during this one can do some easy exercises to relieve from pain.these are:-

  1. 1. Neck Retraction
  2. 2. Side Flexion
  3. 3. Neck Rotation
  4. 4. Shoulder Blade Pull

In Ayurveda,cervicalspondylosis is known as GREEVA STAMBHA.various medicines in Ayurveda are used.these are:-

    1. MahaYogarajaGuggulu 500 mg BD orally with water after meal.
  1. 2. Panchaguna tail for local use
  2. 3. Nadisweda (local steam with DashmoolaKwatha).

The therapies are used in ayurveda to treat the symptoms of cervical spondylosis.it includes :-

  1. 1.Greevavasti:-This procedure involves retention of warm thick medicated oil over the cervical spine or other parts of the spine.

  2. 2. Poutlie Swednam:-This procedure involves retention of warm thick medicated oil over the cervical spine or other parts of the spine.

  3. 3. Marmamassage:- Marma are specific hidden points on body.there are 107 marmapoints .Marma-point massages are done by Ayurvedic doctors in this way: clockwise and anti-clockwise movements of the light touch of fingers, the former stimulating a marma point, the latter breaking up blocked energy held within.

  4. 4. Shirodhara:- Shirodhara is a form of Ayurveda therapy that involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead and can be one of the steps involved in Panchakarma. The name comes from the Sanskrit words shiro (head) and dhara (flow).

  5. 5. Lepanam:- This is a process by which medicated herbal paste is applied on the affected part of the body.

Get in Touch


  • "when I called ND Healthcare the first time i had no idea what response i would get. Now after 4 months of treatment For Arthritis i am very happy that i choose online medication."

                            - N.D TIWARI

                            (Panipat, HR)

  • "Mostly my mother was bed ridden from last 3 years as she could'nt walk. We tried a lot of medication but with no results. then someone refered me to get herbal medication and within one month my mother started to walk a little bit with the help of stick. After 6 months of medication now she can walk and is leading a near normal life ."

                            -JOTSANA PATEL

                          (Ahemdabad, Gujrat)

  • "My sis had arthritis at age 7 years . Had a course of natural med for my sis. Pian relieved and very less problem since. Ayurveda rocks"

                            - Stefin Tadoski


  • "Due to risk of side effect we never got any medication for my grandpa but the herbal concept of medicines with safety reports convinced us to start the medication for acute arthritis. As he is ok now we are relieved and thankful to N.D healthcare for their expert support."

                            - S.Mia


To request an appointment with one of our expert doctor .