- Age: 69
- Gender: Female
- Location: Kannur
The patient was diagnosed with cervical spondylosis, presenting symptoms such as neck pain radiating to the right hand and pain in the left shoulder joint. An MRI scan revealed a left central disc protrusion at the C3-C4 level. The patient also experienced disturbed sleep.
On inspection, muscle wasting was observed, and range of movements in the neck was possible but painful. What is cervical spondylosis?
Age-related wear and tear in the cervical spine (neck), which can cause neck discomfort, stiffness, and other symptoms, is referred to as cervical spondylosis. This ailment is occasionally referred to as neck osteoarthritis or arthritis.
In addition to your age, the following factors increase your risk of developing neck discomfort or other cervical spondylosis symptoms:
If you have one or more family members that suffer from this illness
If you strain your neck frequently while performing your profession, such as when you spend a lot of time each day gazing overhead (for example, painters) or downward (for plumbers or flooring installers), or when you hold your head in an incorrect position for an extended length of time
Have a previous neck injury, such as from a car accident
Do heavy lifting like construction workers
Are exposed to a lot of vibration like bus or truck drivers
Symptoms typically include:
Neck pain or stiffness. Pain may get worse when you move your neck
A nagging soreness in the neck
A clicking, popping or grinding sound when you move your neck
The patient was admitted for a 14-day treatment program at Ayu:Manthra Ayurveda Hospital. The treatment protocol included the following therapies:
- Dhanyamla dhara
- Patra Pinda Pottali sweda
- Jambeera Pinda Sweda
- Shastika Shali Pinda sweda
In addition to the therapies, the patient was prescribed specific Ayurvedic medicines.
Following the treatment and a period of rest, the patient experienced significant relief. The neck pain and radiating pain reduced by 80%. The patient achieved improved range of movements in the neck without pain, and sleep quality also improved.
To prevent future episodes, the patient was advised to apply oil externally on the neck region and shoulder joint. Ayurvedic medicines were provided for continued care upon discharge.
Currently, the patient reports feeling good and continues to experience relief. A comprehensive daily routine was implemented, along with special exercises for the neck and shoulder, to support long-term wellness.
This case study showcases the successful management of cervical spondylosis using Ayurvedic treatments at ayu:manthra Ayurveda Hospital, emphasizing the effectiveness of traditional Ayurvedic therapies in providing holistic care and improving the quality of life for patients.
(Note: This case study is for illustrative purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Individual cases may vary, and it is always recommended to consult with healthcare professionals for personalized treatment.)