Chronic neck pain is usually caused by degeneration of the neck bones and cartilage. It is very common in people over 60 and symptoms often include neck stiffness and pain, headaches and cracking or grinding sensation in the neck.
Left untreated, more debilitating symptoms may develop such as pain, numbness and weakness in the arms, hands, legs and feet, trouble with balance, muscle spasms, loss of bladder or bowel control, and shooting pains down the arms.
Chronic neck pain caused by degeneration of the neck bones is caused by a vata-aggravating diet and lifestyle. Excess wear and tear, bone spurs, reduced elasticity of the discs, herniated discs, head trauma, prolonged stress and strain, inactivity, over activity and poor posture are all contributing factors.
Although there is no cure for the condition, Ayurveda gives us many holistic ways to alleviate the symptoms and arrest further deterioration. In Ayurveda, we look for the root cause and make appropriate changes to eliminate excess vata.
Here are some tips for everyone to practice!
Give yourself an oil massage every day is one of the best things you can do to reduce vata and support neck pain.
Ayurveda has many useful and effective herbal products
Chronic neck pain is generally caused by a vata aggravating diet and lifestyle.
It is important to follow a vata pacifying diet. If you have chronic neck pain it is likely that you have weak digestion. Ayurveda considers weak digestion the root cause of all disorders.
Meditation is also one of the best things you can add into your life. Meditation reduces stress, relaxes the nervous system and helps you enjoy life. Mindfulness meditation is a good place to start.
Daily gentle yoga calms the nervous system and alleviates pain. Be sure to check with your doctor or therapist about any restrictions you might have.
Pancha Karma: The more intensive therapies of Pancha Karma can help a great deal to eliminate excess vata and bring the body back into balance. Nasya, basti, pinda sweda, bashpa sweda, shirodhara and pizhichili are very effective in reducing vata dosha and bringing cervical spondylosis under control.
Ayurveda attempts to heal the root cause rather than placate the symptoms. If you are willing to make changes to your diet and lifestyle you will receive relief from your symptoms.
Kottakkal is committed to offering the highest quality Ayurvedic Healthcare. We offer two ways to have an Ayurvedic consultation. 1. Free 15-minute Consultation with our Ayurvedic practitioner, Julie Wardwell for when you need a product recommendation for a basic health problem. 2. In-depth Consultation with our Ayurvedic doctor, Vaidya Vishwanath Guddadar for when your condition is chronic with multiple symptoms.
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