Tuesday, 4 November 2014

CERVICAL ARTHIRITIS AYURVEDA


This is again the continuation of our clinical awareness programs for understanding  more about effective ayurveda treatments in different clinical conditions.

As most of you know ARTHIRITIS deals with degenerative conditions and today we are discussing about CERVICAL  ARTHRITIS . This is age-related degeneration of the neck mainly characterised by disc degeneration and facet arthritis. This condition can result in cervical stenosis and will result in spinal canal narrowing. If this happen you will be experiencing CERVICAL MYELOPATHY, CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY like conditions along with neck pain.

Normally arthritic and degenerative conditions are more common in females but in cervical arthritis, it's the male counterpart who are more affected.


SYMPTOMS
  • Neck pain, numbness,weakness
  • Flare ups of the above symptoms periodically 
  • Cervical myelopathy symptoms 
DIAGNOSIS
  • XRAY 
  • MRI
TREATMENT

                                                        AYURVEDA

         Non surgical management, medications are non steroidal and regenerative, physical body treatments with oils and other liquids to remove inflammation, soft tissue nutrition and strengthening, physiotherapy incoprated,marma therapy, Specific joint and spine holding soft tissue therapies to remove stiffness and increase range of movements. Cost effective

                                                        ALLOPATHY

    Management  starts with medications like NSAID, muscle relaxants,steroids (epidural,nerve root block- results are for 3-6 months), physiotherapy and finally ends in surgery.No Specific therapies for joint/ spine holding soft tissues . Only rich can afford.

                                                         RESULTS


  •  Ayurveda 90-95% and Allopathy 80-90% of pain relief,
  • Associated symptoms will be releaved within 75-90 days in ayurveda and gradually in allopathy
  • Range of movement 90% recovery after treatment in ayurveda. In Allopathy physiotherapy adviced before and after surgery.
  • Natural bone mineral density increasing medications in ayurveda, calcium and multivitamin in allopathy.







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