Cervical spondylosis is treatable
Cervical spondylosis is a common degenerative condition of the cervical (neck) spine that is most likely caused by stress in the intervertebral disc and vertebrae of the neck. The person experiences tingling sensations, weakness in arms and a persistent stiffness and nagging pain in the neck and vertigo. Inflammation in cervical discs can result in conditions such as tingling and numbness in palm and fingers. Cervical spondylitis is known to worsen with age. More than 85% of people above the age of 60 suffer from cervical spondylosis. When cervical spondylosis worsens, it can also affect your walking and your bladder and bowel evacuation. Certain uncommon symptoms such as acute ear pain and jaw pain may also show up. Ayurvedic medicines and physical therapies such as Marma therapy are healing.
The attitude and emotion of a person and life experiences also play a big role in how cervical spondylosis manifests. Psychological therapy also is very effective in treating cervical spondylosis.
Recently, a Rama (name changed), an IAS officer, whom I’ve known for many years called me. She said that she had had acute cervical pains associated with vertigo. Rama also felt unsteady while standing and walking. Travel worsened her condition. She wanted to know if I could visit her once.
Diagnosing cause of cervical spondylosis
I visit people who are in a condition that they are unable to travel. So, I visited Rama and examined her physical, emotional and psychological health through pulse diagnosis. She was fasting for 3 hours and she hadn’t taken the allopathic medicines that were prescribed to her. A three hour fasting and no medication before diagnosis are the only pre-requisites before you get your pulse diagnosis done. From my diagnosis I knew that she had had experiences that produced quite a bit of anger and agitation in the mind and she wasn’t able to express it and that was the cause of her cervical spondylosis and vertigo. Anyone else would have brushed my explanation aside but, Rama, has experiences with my treatment before and so she believes what I say.
Rama agreed with my diagnosis and told me that she had indeed experiences that led to her feel angry and frustrated.
Treating cervical spondylosis
When we work with the mind, healing is much faster. So, I suggested Rama to practice free form writing to her so she can flush out the anger emotion. Ayurvedic medicines are very effective in treating cervical spondylosis. The best part about Ayurveda is that you do not need to take these medicines for long. What continues are your dietary modifications. I also suggested just one Ayurvedic medicine to drink along with an Ayurvedic tablet and a medicine to apply. Before I left from her place, I gave Marma therapy which relieved her symptoms of cervical spondylosis and vertigo immediately.
Rama took her medication and also applied medicines at the nape of her neck for 3 days and she felt much better. Yesterday was Rama’s 7th day of treatment. She called and said that she was completely healed.
Sometimes cervical spondylosis does not reveal its symptoms at the neck. Symptoms such as acute ear ache can occur instead.
Ramesh, a lecturer in an Engineering College in Mysore came to me many years ago with acute ear ache. He did not have any symptoms of cervical spondylosis. I did his pulse diagnosis and realised that his pain occurred due to suppressed anger. Ramesh was a science student and very logical in mind. So, he disbelieved what I said and chuckled. I was adamant to let him know that my diagnosis was correct. Ramesh was experiencing pain in his ear at that time. So, I asked Ramesh whether I could give him Marma Therapy. When I had finished Marma therapy, Ramesh had a smile on his face. He said his ear pain simply vanished.
Ramesh proceeded with learning what he had to do to release his emotions. He was cured on that day and hasn’t had ear pain since.
Here is what you can do when you have cervical spondylosis
Foods to avoid when you have cervical spondylosis
Eating anything sour and hot in taste such as pickles, green chilis, tamarind, sour fruits and curds are known to worsen cervical spondylosis. Oily foods must also be avoided because oily foods do not digest well. Gas produced from indigestion can also worsen cervical pains and create stress in chest, shoulders and neck. Avoid strong teas and instant coffee. Alcohol is known to worsen cervical spondylosis and must be stopped immediately.
Keep your body warm
Wind worsens cervical pains. Keep your neck, chest and back covered and warm. Wearing buttoned high collar coats with woollen mufflers will be good in winter and spring. Plugging ears with cotton also helps arrest cervical spondylosis pains from worsening.
Support your neck while lying down
How you rest your neck and head is very important especially when you have a symptom such as cervical spondylosis. You can roll a turkey towel and place it under your neck when you lie down or even while you are sitting. This produces the much needed support to your neck. You will feel immediate but temporary relief from the stress symptom.
Avoid any neck or shoulder exercises that can create stress in your shoulders and neck when you experience cervical pains. Consult an Ayurvedic doctor who can examine your body through pulse diagnosis and understand the totality of your condition. This makes treatment easier, pointed to the condition and cures the symptom properly.
Sleep before 10:30pm. Keeping yourself awake after 10:00pm can create discomfort and stress in your neck and may worsen cervical pains.
Cervical spondylosis is curable. Prevent cervical spondylosis from worsening. You can consult with us to get back on your feet. This is the best way to help yourself.
— Mahesh Krishnamurthy