Cervical Neck Pain
Cervical Neck Pain is a kind of Arthritis that affects cervical vertebrae and is characterized by pain at the back of the neck (radiating towards the upper limbs) and vertigo while bending downwards. There might be sensory loss and numbness in the upper limbs. In Ayurveda, it is known as Grivasandhigatvata. There are some degenerative changes in the cervical vertebrae. This, when coupled with trauma or incorrect posture while sitting or sleeping leads to the manifestation of Cervical Neck Pain.
Causes of Cervical Neck Pain
Aggravated Vata Dosha (Ayurvedic humor representing Air) causes the degeneration of tissues and the joints of the neck. Vata aggravation is caused by the intake of dry, cool, light, stale, and gas forming foods; having food in small quantity; increased gaps between meals; having more of sour, bitter, and astringent foods; late night work schedules; smoking and a lifestyle involving overindulgence in physical, mental, and sexual activities.
Symptoms of Cervical Neck Pain
- Neck stiffness and pain
- Headache that may originate in the neck
- Pain in the shoulder or arms
- Inability to fully turn the head or bend the neck, sometimes interfering with driving
- Grinding noise or sensation when the neck is turned
Cervical Neck Pain Treatment At Ayurjyoti Wellness Ayurveda LLP.
The focus of Ayurveda treatment in cases of Cervical Neck Pain is on pacification of the aggravated Vata by improving digestion and enhancing the digestive fire. This treatment is followed by administration of herbal medicines that foster rejuvenation of body tissues. Panchakarma massage therapy has also shown positive results in treating cases of Cervical Neck Pain. The explanation of Cervical Neck Pain may seem weird to modern world people but Ayurveda is an ancient healing science utilizing herbs for centuries. Most of the patients respond very well to Ayurveda treatment of Cervical Neck Pain as the principles of healing are focussed on balancing the “Vata” – the culprit behind pain due to nerves. So vitiated vata is controlled by herbs like Kaishore Guggul, Aloe vera juice (Kumari Saar), Yograj Guggul and Stress Support, as stress also causes stiffness in neck joints and Ashwagandha is the herb which is beneficial in stress related muscle stiffness. We offer the whole range of treatment at our Ayurvedic treatment centre at various cities as well as in Kolkata where we provide Ayurvedic Therapy and Yoga as part of our therapeutic approach.
Lumbar Back Pain
Lumber back pain or LBP as we are going to call it here, may be caused by a variety of problems with any parts of the complex, interconnected network of spinal muscles, nerves, bones, discs or tendons in the lumbar spine.
Causes of Lumbar Back Pain
- Sprains/Strains: This accounts for the most acute back pain. Sprains are caused by overstretching of ligaments and strains are tears in tendons or muscle.
- Disc Degeneration: This is again one of most common causes and occurs when the intervertebral discs lose their cushioning ability.
- Herniated or Ruptured Discs: This occurs when the discs compress and project outwards, thereby causing a great deal of discomfort and pain.
- Radiculopathy: This is caused by compression, inflammation and/or injury to your spinal nerve root. Pressure on the nerve root results in pain, numbness, or a tingling sensation that travels or radiates to other areas of the body that are served by that nerve.
- Sciatica: This is a form of radiculopathy caused by compression of the sciatic nerve, the large nerve that travels through the buttocks and extends down the back of the leg.
- Spondylolisthesis: This is a condition in which a vertebra of the lower spine slips out of place, pinching the nerves exiting the spinal column.
- A Traumatic Injury: Such as from playing sports, car accidents, or a fall can injure tendons, ligaments or muscle resulting in low back pain.
- Spinal Stenosis: This is a narrowing of the spinal column that puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves that can cause pain or numbness with walking and over time leads to leg weakness and sensory loss.
- Skeletal Irregularities: Include scoliosis, a curvature of the spine that does not usually cause pain until middle age; lordosis, an abnormally accentuated arch in the lower back; and other congenital anomalies of the spine.