Cervical Spondylosis, a kind of Arthritis affecting cervical vertebrae is marked by pain at the back of the neck (radiating towards the upper limbs) and vertigo while bending downwards, accompanied often by sensory loss and numbness in the upper limbs.
In Ayurveda, it may be correlated with Apabahuka, Grivasandhigatvata etc. There are some degenerative changes in the cervical vertebrae. This, when combined with trauma or incorrect posture while sitting or sleeping leads to themanifestation of Cervical Spondylosis.
Treatment includes Nasyam, Abhyangam, Ilakkizhi ,Greevavasthi etc.
Geriatric Care has two distinct dimensions:
Ayurveda has rich potential to promote health of the elderly, besides the scope of rejuvenation and promotion of longevity.
Geriatric care has to address two-fold problems, firstly, the basic anti-aging care to retard the rate of physiological aging and secondly the medical management of diseases and disorders specifically occurring in old age such as hypertension, ischemic heart disease, diabetes, senile dementia, Alzheimer's disease, parkinsonism, degenerative arthritis, osteoporosis, opportunistic infections, prostatic enlargement, degenerative eye diseases like cataract, a range of angioplasties, neurodegenerative diseases and senile psychoses which cause major morbidity in old age.
Ayurveda, being fundamentally the science of life and longevity, address these issues in a unique holistic manner involving not merely the biological care, but also the psychosocial and spiritual dimensions.
Ayurveda, has well defined medical practices specially designed for cleansing the waste materials (Srotas) in the human body. The metabolism process releases wastes into the micro channels of the human body which affects the functioning of the human body.
Ayurveda has a bio-purificatory therapy practiced for refining the waste materials in the body. The treatment restores the inner transport system to reduce the chances of wear and tear thereby activating the rejuvenative activity.