Cervical spondylosis and homeopathy

Dr. KRINA DEVAT PANDYA BHMS
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Cervical Spondylosis and Homoeopathic Treatment

--> Cervical spondylosis is a common, age-related condition that affects the joints and discs in your cervical spine, which is in your neck. It’s also known as cervical osteoarthritis or neck arthritis.

--> It develops from the wear and tear of cartilage and bones. While it’s largely the result of age, it can be caused by other factors as well.

Causes

--> The bones and protective cartilage in your neck are prone to wear and tear that can lead to cervical spondylosis. Possible causes of the condition include:

Bone spurs

--> These overgrowths of bone are the result of the body trying to grow extra bone to make the spine stronger.

--> However, the extra bone can press on delicate areas of the spine, such as the spinal cord and nerves, resulting in pain.

Dehydrated spinal discs

--> Your spinal bones have discs between them, which are thick, padlike cushions that absorb the shock of lifting, twisting, and other activities. The gel-like material inside these discs can dry out over time. This causes your bones (spinal vertebrae) to rub together more, which can be painful.

Herniated discs

--> Spinal discs can develop cracks, which allows leakage of the internal cushioning material. This material can press on the spinal cord and nerves, resulting in symptoms such as arm numbness as well as pain that radiates down an arm.


Ligament stiffness

--> The tough cords that connect your spinal bones to each other can become even stiffer over time, which affects your neck movement and makes the neck feel tight.


Overuse

Some occupations or hobbies involve repetitive movements or heavy lifting (such as construction work). This can put extra pressure on the spine, resulting in early wear and tear.


Symptoms

--> Most people with cervical spondylosis don’t have significant symptoms. If symptoms do occur, they can range from mild to severe and may develop gradually or occur suddenly.

--> One common symptom is pain around the shoulder blade. Some complain of pain along the arm and in the fingers. The pain might increase when:

- Standing

- Sitting

- Sneezing

- Coughing

- Tilting your neck backward

--> Another common symptom is muscle weakness. Muscle weakness makes it hard to lift the arms or grasp objects firmly.

Other common signs include

- a stiff neck that becomes worse

- headaches that mostly occur in the back of the head

- tingling or numbness that mainly affects the shoulders and arms, although it can also occur in the legs

--> Symptoms that occur less frequently often include a loss of balance and a loss of bladder or bowel control. These symptoms warrant immediate medical attention.


Homeoapthy gives wonderful result in such cases. 

Medicines like bryonia, rhustox, causticum, kalmia, spigelia, cimicifuga works great when indicated.

I have many cases where kalmia and rhustox have given marvellous results and permanent cure.