Spondylosis Treatment in Ayurveda: Why Should you consider it?
Spondylosis treatment in Ayurveda offers therapies such as massages and basti that use special herbal oils. Spondolysis is a broad term referring to a degenerative condition of spine that causes structural changes in any part of the spine including the bones, spinal joints, vertebrae or the cartilage disc. The oils used in Ayurvedic therapies for Spondylosis lubricate the joints and improve their mobility. In addition Spondylosis treatment in Ayurveda uses special herbs that have pain relieving properties.
What is Spondylosis?
Spondylosis refers to a condition of spine that causes degenerative changes in the spine structure. It is basically breaking of some structure of the spinal cord. Spondylosis can occur in any part of the spine including the cervical spine (neck), thoracic spine (upper and mid back), or lumbar spine (low back). Based on the location Spondylosis is recognized as cervical Spondylosis, thoracic Spondylosis or Lumbar Spondylosis. Many times, spondyoysis is also often referred to as spinal osteoArthritis, as Arthritis too causes degenerative changes in the spinal joints and vertebral disc resulting in Spondylosis.
What is the Difference Between Spondylosis, Spondylitis, Spondylolisthesis?
Spinal Spondylosis is often confused with other similar sounding conditions. However, it is important to know the difference.
- Spondylosis is degenerative conditions that affects spine structure
- Spondylitis is an inflammatory condition that causes fusing of vertebrae due to inflammation
- Spondylolisthesis causes dislocation or displacement of one or more vertebrae disturbing the spinal alignment
What Kind of Spinal Problems Are Encountered in Spondylosis?
Spondylosis can be caused due to one or more of the degenerative changes of the spine and may include,
- Damage to the cartilage disc
- Outgrowth of bone
- Arthritis of spine
- Shirking of cartilage disc
What are the Symptoms of Spondylosis?
- Back Pain
- Pain on movement
- Regional tenderness
- Muscle spasm
What is the Cost of Ayurvedic Treatments for Spondylosis?
For any Ayurvedic treatment, age, gender, disease state and physical status of a patients needs to be taken into consideration. Hence is the cost of Ayurvedic Treatments for Spondylosis may differ for every individual. You can book appointment at Cauvery Ayurveda Gramam to meet our doctors and find the cost of Ayurvedic Treatments for Spondylosis in your condition during the consultation.
What Therapies are Offered by Ayurveda for Spondylosis Treatment?
According to Ayurveda, Spondylosis is a vata disorder. Vata is believed to increase as we age and cause depletion of body tissues. Although the Ayurvedic therapies for Spondylosis may not completely reverse the degenerative changes, the natural medicines and massage oils help to reduce pain.
List of Ayurvedic Treatments for Spondylosis that work effectively
Abhyangam : Abhyangam is a full body (head to toe) massage done with medicated herbal oils. Oil application provides lubrication of the joints and also tones muscle supporting the spine.
Kizhi : Kizhi uses herbs / sand / rice / choornams tied in a muslin cloth to make small herbal boluses (potlis). These boluses are then heated and lightly pounded over the body or specific parts of the body as needed. The active ingredients of herbal powders and leaves or rice act directly on the site relieving the muscle spasm and pain.
Spine Basti : In Spine Basti specially prepared warm herbal oil is poured over the spinal cord and retained inside a well created using black gram paste or whole wheat flour. It restores the lubricating fluid in the joint and maintains integrity of the structures involved in the spine
Pizhichil : The excessive use of oils helps in the pacification of vata. It tones, strengthens the muscles supporting spinal joints.
Upnaham : This therapy is done by application of herbal paste over the affected area. This treatment is very effective in for treatment of spinal Joint Pain and swelling. It improves circulation, initiates healing and strengthens the musculature of back.
Sneha Basti : Sneha Basti involves enema using medicated oil. It helps in colonic Detoxification as Colon is the main seat of vata according to Ayurveda.
Kashaya Basti : Kashaya Basti involves enema using medicated decoction. It helps in colonic Detoxification as colon is the main seat of vata according to Ayurveda. Also it helps in relieving constipation which is one of the major complaints of patients.