ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: EVALUATION OF THE EFFECT OF MAHANARYAN TAIL NASYA AND MAHAMASHA TAIL NASYA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF VISWACHI (CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS WITH RADICULOPATHY)
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Aarti *, Anup Jain
Abstract: Viswachi is a disease classified under the broad spectrum of vata vyadhi, which hampers an individual's day-to-day activities, as vata dosha is responsible for all the body's movements. Viswachi, which affects kandara, runs to the tip of fingers from the root of the upper arm. This disorder can be compared to cervical spondylosis with radiculopathy due to the similarity in presenting symptoms. The prevalence of neck pain is 4.6%; cervical spondylosis accounts for 75% of cervical radiculopathy. Cervical spondylosis is caused by degenerative changes in the vertebrae and inter-vertebral discs that occur because of ageing due to injury or rheumatoid conditions. Aim: To evaluate the effect of Mahanarayan Tail Nasya in the management of Viswachi (Cervical Spondylosis with radiculopathy) compared with Mahamasha Tail Nasya. Objective: To compare the effect of Mahamasha Tail Nasya and Mahanarayan Tail Nasya's management of Viswachi (Cervical spondylosis with radiculopathy). Methods: It is an open-label, randomized, interventional and comparative study. In Group A, Mahanaryan Tail Nasya and Group B, Mahamasha Tail Nasya was given a dose of 16 bindu for 15 days. The assessment record was taken at 0, 7, 15 and 30 days. Result: The reduction in the severity of symptoms was statistically analysed, and significant improvement was found in all the patients. Conclusion: Both the Groups had statistically substantial results in the parameters, i.e. neck disability index, bahu karma and motor functions. But in inter-group comparison, not much difference was observed.
Keyword: Viswachi, Vata Dosha, Cervical spondylosis, Panchakarma, Nasya