Sunday, 29 September 2019

All About Ayurvedic Treatment For Cervical Spondylitis

Cervical Spondylitis is the medical term for arthritis related to the spine that affects the joints and discs in your cervical spine. This condition affects the cervical spine, causing the pain to spread towards the back of the neck as a result of wear and tear of the cartilage and bones over time.

Pain in cervical spondylitis is usually concentrated around the cervical region of the lower, and stings of pain flowing further downwards.
ayurvedic treatment for cervical spondylosis

According to Ayurveda, cervical spondylitis resembles Greeva Stambha / greeva grha, come under Vataja disorders. Vyana Vayu stimulates the movements of the body. Cervical Spondylitis a clinical condition characterized by deterioration of the neck joints and a decrease in density of the cervical spine, with or without compressing the nerves. The condition is caused either due to the deterioration that occurs with ageing or can be developed at a younger age due to improper posture and habits.

Several treatments like Snehana, Upanaha, Agnikarma, Raktamokshana and Panchakarma etc. are advised for such Vatik conditions with pain as a major symptom. Among these Agni karma due to its Ushna, Suksham and Ashukari Guna pacifies the Vata Kapha Dosha and remove Sroto avrodha.


  • Bone spur
  • Herniated discs
  • Injury
  • Ligament stiffness     
  • Activities that put extra strain on your neck


  • Pain in the neck,
  • Neck stiffness, and the occasional headache.
  • Pain in the shoulders, arms and hands, and the base of the skull.
  • Pain when moving the head.   

These conditions can also lead to a compression of the blood vessels which will affect the blood supply to the brain, possibly resulting in dizziness and even blackouts.

Common Treatments:

Cervical spondylitis is a combination of conditions which needs special attention on bone density, as well as removing compression over the nerve, if any. At SKK Ayurvedic Clinic, treatment is both through internal medication and external therapies, including Panchakarma. The treatment focuses on regaining strength and movements of the arms and hands, as well as pain reduction. In addition to this,  SKK Ayurvedic Clinic also focuses on discovering the underlying cause of each patient's condition and providing appropriate corrective measures.

SKK Ayurvedic Clinic use panchakarma therapies like Abhyanga swedan, Elakizhi, Nasyam, Shirovasti or shirodhara, Sarvangadhara, Greeva basti, Navara kizhi, Vasti etc. based on the person's presentation and severity of the disease.

ayurvedic treatment cervical spondylosis

The treatment is focused on Vata Kapha hara chikitsa, Sula hara chikitsa, Asthikshayajanya chikitsa and Naadi balya chikitsa. Average treatment period may range between 2-4 weeks and most of the cases experience good recovery.


You may be able to prevent cervical spondylitis, if you stay physically active, use good posture, choose the right equipment and the right form when exercising or playing sports and avoid trauma to your neck.

Visit SKK Ayurvedic Clinic and talk to our well experienced doctors about the best ayurveda treatment methods to help relieve your symptoms.
Blog Reviewd By: Dr Rani Gupta
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