Ayurvedic Treatment for Cervical Spondylosis

Cervical Spondylosis is a kind of Arthritis that affects cervical vertebrae and is characterized by pain at the back of the neck (radiating towards the upper limbs) and vertigo while bending downwards. There might be sensory loss and numbness in the upper limbs. In Ayurveda, it is known as Grivasandhigatvata. There are some degenerative changes in the cervical vertebrae. This, when coupled with trauma or incorrect posture while sitting or sleeping leads to the manifestation of Cervical Spondylosis.

In Ayurveda, it is known as Grivastambha.


Aggravated VataDosha (Ayurvedic humor representing Air) causes the degeneration of tissues and the joints of the neck. Vata aggravation is caused by the intake of dry, cool, light, stale, and gas forming foods; having food in small quantity; increased gaps between meals; having more of sour, bitter, and astringent foods; late-night work schedules; smoking; and a lifestyle involving overindulgence in physical, mental, and sexual activities.

Ayurvedic Cervical Spondylosis Treatment

The focus of Ayurvedic treatment in cases of Cervical Spondylosis is on the pacification of the aggravated Vata by improving digestion and enhancing the digestive fire. This treatment is followed by administration of herbal medicines that foster rejuvenation of body tissues. Panchakarma massage therapy has also shown positive results in treating cases of Cervical Spondylosis. World Health Ayurveda’s treatment of Spondylosis comprises of medicines, exercises and therapies, including those in the Panchakarma genre. Ayurvedictherapies like Podikkizhi, Ilakkizhi, Kativasthi, Tailadhara, Nhavarakkizhi and Vasthi are used. World Health Ayurveda offers the most effective and natural cure of spondylosis in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. Our treatments alleviate a range of conditions including Cervical Spondylosis (Neck Spondylosis), Thoracic Spondylosis and Lumbar Spondylosis.

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