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Article: AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS: A CASE STUDY
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Ram Prabodh Chaudhary *, Amit Kumar, Gopesh Mangal
Abstract: Cervicalspondylosis is a general term for age related wear and tear affecting the spinal disc in neck and caused by degenerative disc changes. Often, there may be referred symptoms in the upper limb. Radiation of pain from shoulder to digits along the course of the nerve indicates nerve root compression. The management available of medicine in the current era is not satisfactory. According to Ayurvedacervical spondylosis can be co-related with Griva Stambha, a type of Vata Vyadhi. Here, we are presenting a case of cervical spondylosis (CS) which was treated with Panchakarmaprocedures such as Griva Basti withDashmoola Tailafor 14 days, Nasya Karmawith KshirabalaTailafor 14 days and Ayurvedicoral drugs Ashwagandha Churna(Powder of Withaniasomnifera Dunal) 3g, Shatavari Churna(Powder of Asparagus racemosusWilld) 2g, Chopchini Churna (Powder of Smilax chinaLinn) 1g with lukewarm water after meal, Yograj Guggulu2 tablets (500 mg each tablet) with Dashmoola Kwatha40 ml before meal. All these drugs were prescribed for twice a day. There was marked improvement in pain and full range of movement was reported. The case study shows that cervical spondylosis may be successfully managed withAyurvedicmedicine with Panchakarmatreatment.
Keyword: Griva Stambha, Griva Basti, Dashmoola Taila, Nasya Karma and Ksheerabala Taila