Wednesday, 29 October 2014

CERVICAL AND THORASIC MYELOPATHY AYURVEDA


          This is again from our clinical experience, why I am writing is for awareness and efficacy of ayurveda treatments when it's done in clinically described manner.

We had many patients presented with cervical myelopathy and had done immediate surgery , come back again with rather the same symptoms. 

Let's look at the outcome of both system of medical management.

                Cervical myelopathy occur when there is pressure on the spinal cord in the neck or thoracic spine resulting in numbness/ weakness in the hands with associated symptoms of difficulty in balance and gait. Myelopathy typically results in a step wise deterioration.

Major symptoms
  • Clumsiness of hands,
  • Dropping objects
  • Neck pain
  • Tingling,numbness,arm aches
  • Walking and balance
  • Trouble in fine motor movements like buttoning buttons
Major cause
  • Arthritis of neck/back
  • Narrow spinal cord 
                                                       Choice of treatment

  • Ayurveda 
              Non surgical, Regenrative medications and are non steroidal, major medications are 
plant origin, external treatment procedures to reduce soft tissue inflammation, stiffness, muscle strengthening treatments, 80% reduction in pain, associated symptoms will be releaved within 3 months.

  • Allopathy
                    Always ends in surgical procedures, NSAIDS,steroids,muscle relaxants, in severe cases narcotics, always advice physiotherapy prior to surgery, 80% reduction in symptoms after surgery, associated symptoms will be releaved gradually. 
Any type of spinal surgery will have its own risk of damaging spinal cord

It's your option to choose, Results are almost same , then why you opt for surgery if it's not necessary?

 Written by,
Dr.Samson c Varghese
Cheif Research officer
Kottathil ayurveda