Saturday, 22 November 2014


Most common heard word with NECK PAIN - {  ITS A BULGE }

                     This occur when the soft inner core of the disc in your neck bulges aganist the firm outer layer. This occur commonly in the lower part of the neck,mainly C5-C6,C6-C7 { most of the movements in the neck occur at this point }. This results in neck pain and in many cases the disc bulge pinches the nerves which will lead to arm pain,numbness,tingling,weakness etc

Disc bulge
  • Neck pain
  • Cervical RADICULOPATHY ( numbness , tingling, arm pain that can go down the base of neck-shoulders-forearm-hands-finger)
  • Weakness of muscle groups
  • Symptoms of cervical myelopathy.
  • XRAY
  • MRI
  1. AYURVEDA. -     Non surgical
  2. ALLOPATHY -     Non surgical, Surgical                         
Non surgical treatment plans are different in both systems
  • AYURVEDA -  Internal medicines ,external applications, rest
  • ALLOPATHY -  Internal medicines , physiotherapy, rest
 If pain and symptoms persist for more than 3-4 weeks
  • AYURVEDA   -    Hospitilized external treatments + PANCHAKARMA therapy
  • ALLOPATHY -    Surgery
  • AYURVEDA - 90% improvement in arm pain.arm weakness, numbness etc releaved within 3 months. Grand total 75-80% recovery after getting discharged.
  • ALLOPATHY -  80% improvement in arm pain, arm weakness,numbness etc less predictable, Grand total 50% recovery after surgery.
BACK TO JOB  AYURVEDA  - 6 to 8 weeks for sedentary works, 3 months for heavy lifting.

BACK TO JOB ALLOPATHY  -  2 to 4 weeks for sedentary works, 3 months for heavy lifting.

RISK FACTORS -  smoking,lifting, genetic, driving for long hours.


  • Avoid improper lifting, strenuous activity,smoking
  • Reduce body weight, regular neck exercises.
Written by,
Dr.Samson c Varghese
Cheif Research officer
Kottathil ayurveda