HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS
Cervical spondylosis is a general term for age-related wear and tear affecting the spinal disks in your neck. As the disks dehydrate and shrink, signs of osteoarthritis develop, including bony projections along the edges of bones (bone spurs).
Cervical spondylosis is very common and worsens with age. More than 85 percent of people older than age 60 are affected by cervical spondylosis.
Most people experience no symptoms from these problems. When symptoms do occur, nonsurgical treatments often are effective.
As you age, the bones and cartilage that make up your backbone and neck gradually develop wear and tear. These changes can include:
Disks act like cushions between the vertebrae of your spine. By the age of 40, most people's spinal disks begin drying out and shrinking, which allows more bone-on-bone contact between the vertebrae.
Age also affects the exterior of your spinal disks. Cracks often appear, leading to bulging (herniated) disks — which sometimes can press on the spinal cord and nerve roots.
Disk degeneration often results in the spine producing extra amounts of bone in a misguided effort to strengthen the spine. These bone spurs can sometimes pinch the spinal cord and nerve roots.
Ligaments are cords of tissue that connect bone to bone. Spinal ligaments can stiffen with age, making your neck less flexible.
Symptoms--For most people cervical spondylosis causes no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they typically include pain and stiffness in the neck.
Sometimes, cervical spondylosis results in a narrowing of the space needed by the spinal cord and the nerve roots that pass through the spine to the rest of your body. If the spinal cord or nerve roots become pinched, you might experience:
- Tingling, numbness and weakness in your arms, hands, legs or feet
- Lack of coordination and difficulty walking
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
Phosphoric acid is one of the top remedies for cervical spondylosis. Paralytic weakness along spine. Formication along spine. Boring pain between scapulae. Pain in back and limbs as if beaten.
Cimcifuga is another effective remedy for cervical spondylosis. There is stiffness and contraction in neck muscles causing the neck stiff. Neck pain , throws the head back. Spine very sensitive, especially the upper part. Stiff neck , pain worse sensitive worse pressure. Pain in the angle of left scapula.
-Guaicum is the best homeopathic medicines for cervical spondylosis when there is severe pain in the neck along with rigidity .Pain from head to neck. Aching in nape. Stiff neck and sore shoulders. Stitches between the scapulae to occiput. One sided stiffness of back from neck to sacrum.
-Lachnanthes is the top homeopathic medicines for cervical spondylosis when the neck pain is due to rheumatism of neck . The neck is drawn more towards one side and there is marked stiffness in the neck.Chilliness between the shoulder blades. Sensation between the shoulder blades as if wet with cold perspiration.
Rhus tox is another effective remedy for cervical spondylitis. Rhus tox is the best Homeopathic medicines for cervical spondylosis when there is marked stiffness and pain in the neck on waking up in the morning . This medicine is more for cases where the pain in the neck aggravates after periods of rest.
- Cocculus indicus is prescribed when neck is weak , cannot hold up head. Pain in shoulder and arms as if bruised. Stiffness on moving shoulders. Cracking of cervical vertebrae.
CONIUM MACULATUM 200- Conium mac is very effective for Cervical spondylosis when vertigo is present. The patient feels vertigo when lying down or when turning around in bed. There is vertigo on turning the head sideways . There is dull pain in the occipital region or in the back of the head, also tightness in the temporal region.
CALCAREA PHOS 30-Calcarea phos is prescribed when bony changes occur in cervical spine. There are some bony spurs that have formed in the vertebra. There is pain and vertigo if a nerve gets pressed.
-Cauticum is prescribed when Dull pain in nape of neck is present. Stiffness of neck or back on rising from a chair, could scarcely move the head. Cervical spondylitis with uncontrollable frequent urination.
30—Dulcamara is effectve when pain in small of the back as after long stooping. Stiffness and lameness across the neck and shoulders after getting cold or wet.
-Theriridion is prescribed when degeneration of the spinal cord causes vertigo. Worse closing the eyes.
-Gelsemium is an effective remedy for Cervical spondylosis.It is prescribed when the neck feels bruised , unable to hold the head. Pain in neck, especially upper sternocleido muscles. There is heaviness of head, lack of muscle coordination and difficulty in walking.
-Kali iodide is also a good remedy for cervical spondylitis with numbness , worse at night.
HYPERICUM PERFORATUM 30- Hypericum is prescribed when nerve involvement is found. Pain in nape of neck. Pain extends to the arms.
PARIS QUADRIFOLIA 30-Paris quadrifolia is an effective remedy for Cervical spondylosis with numbness of upper limbs. The numbness may felt in arms, hands or fingers from nerve pinching. Weakness and pricking sensation in arms and hands also indicate the use of Paris quadrifolia.It is also effective in pain in neck , which feels heavy, and the pain extends to shoulders. Exertion , either physical or mental tends to worsen the symptoms.
KALMIA 30-Kalmia is prescribed for Cervical spondylosis with neck pain radiating down the upper limb. The pain extends from the neck down the arms , hands and fingers. Pricking , tingling and numbness of fingers often accompany the pain. The person also have swelling and tenderness in the neck region. The symptoms aggravate at night.Kalmia is also effective when the pain extending from the neck down the lower back
SILICEA 30-Silicea is prescribed when the pain extends from the nape of the neck to the eyes or front of the head or forehead. It is also effective for correcting the curvature of spine. The patient is usually chilly and cannot tolerate cold. The pain feels better by warm fomentation or heat and is increased by lying down.