Spondylosis

Spondylosis:

Spondylosis is a type of arthritis spurred by wear and tear to the spine. It happens when discs and joints degenerate, when bone spurs grow on the vertebrae, or both. These changes can impair the spine’s movement and affect the nerves and other functions.

Spondylosis develop in different parts of the spine:

  • Cervical spondylosis affects upper back which is most common
  • Thoracic spondylosis affects the middle of the spine
  • Lumbar spondylosis affects the lower back.
  • Multilevel spondylosis affects more than one part of the spine.

Causes of spondylosis

  • Injury
  • Degeneration
  • Herniation of disc
  • Lifetime matters
  • Abnormal spinal movement
  • Genetics

Symptoms

Most common symptoms include pain, stiffness, restrictive movements, headache, vertigo, muscle spasm, soreness etc.

Treatment

Travancore Ayurveda provides various Panchakarma treatments such as Abhyangana, Elakizhi, Podhikizhi, Kati basti, Greeva basti, Pizhichil, Kasaya dhara, Nasyam, Basti treatment etc. Along with treatments, internal medicines, yoga and exercises are also suggested. It is advised to consult Vaidya/Doctor before starting the treatment.