ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: ROLE OF VYATYASA CHIKITSA IN MANAGEMENT OF GREEVA STAMBHA (CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS): A CASE STUDY
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Bishnoi Poonam * and Kumar Pankaj
Abstract: Cervical spondylosis is a chronic degenerative condition of cervical spine. It is one of the most common degenerative disorders of spine affecting 95 % of patient by the age of 65 years. The disease cervical spondylosis and Greeva Stambha are similar in their etiology, signs and symptoms. Greeva Stambha is a Shoolapradhana Vatananatmaj Vyadhi affecting musculoskeletal system and leaving the person disable from daily routine activity. In this case a 63 years old female having chief complain of severe pain and stiffness over the neck especially after waking up in the morning since one and half month. She also has burning type shoulder pain bilaterally, on and off type of pain in bilateral upper limb from 12 years and restricted movement of neck. She is also suffering from headache, heaviness in the neck region. Special test for cervical spondylosis like Spurling test, Compression test, swallowing test, Distraction test and active or passive range of motion is carried out for the proper diagnosis. After thorough examination, a diagnosis of Greeva Stambha vis-à-vis cervical spondylosis has been established. Treatment includes Tusha Pinda Sweda, Greeva Basti, Pratimarsha Nasya, Rakta Mokshana, Takradhara and certain medicinal formulations. The treatment was found to be efficacious in the whole symptoms of Greeva Stambha. Patient got 90-95 % relief in all sign and symptoms. This was a pilot trial done on a single case.
Keyword: Vyatyasa Chikitsa, Greeva Stambha, cervical spondylosis and Tusha Pinda Sweda