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Ayurveda Treatment of Cervical Spondylosis Pain

What is Cervical Pain?

Cervical pain is mainly a neck pain condition experienced by both males and females, more often in their middle age. As the origin of neck pain is the cervical vertebrae, this is termed cervical pain. Generally, a musculoskeletal disorder can result in the occurrence of Cervical and its symptoms may vary from light pain around the neck to serious complications including normal neck movements and sometimes the loss of sensation in the area of upper limbs.

What are the main signs and symptoms of cervical pain?

Signs and symptoms of cervical pain may vary from patient to patient depending upon the body type and severity of the disease. The pain in the area of the neck may be acute or chronic according to the patient’s condition.  Some other common signs and symptoms of cervical pain include:

  • Severe pain in the upper limbs and the shoulders
  • Terrible pain in the neck area
  • Numbness or tingling sensation in the upper limbs
  • Difficulty in neck movement
  • Stiffness of neck muscles

The attack of migraine can also be faced by the patients of cervical pain in rare cases.

Causes of Cervical Pain

The pain in the neck can be developed by several reasons, some of which are:

  • Sitting in bad posture
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Injury in neck area
  • Strain in the neck
  • Lack of sleep
  • More than average use of mobile/laptop/computer
  • Jerking movements of the neck
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Existing health disorders such as osteoporosis, arthritis and cervical spondylosis

In rare cases, the tumor may also become the reason for cervical cancer.

How to Diagnose Cervical Pain?

When you visit a doctor’s clinic, he will do a physical examination of your neck and ask your complete health symptoms along with medical history. The doctor may also use some of the following diagnostic methods to know the cause of cervical pain:

  • MRI of the neck
  • Vertebral column’s X-ray
  • Several blood tests to determine the levels of Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and C-reactive protein in the blood.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Cervical Pain

Here are some herbal medicines offered by Life Aveda to overcome the cervical pain. These medicines are prepared with natural herbs only and don’t contain any type of artificial material. Thus, the action of all Life Aveda’s medicines is totally natural and permanent. There was no side effect of Life Aveda’s medicines reported and thousands of patients in the whole world successfully recovered their acute as well as chronic diseases by using Life Aveda’s herbal remedies. Take a look at these marvelous remedies for treating cervical pain.

Premium Ortho Aid capsules by Life Aveda are prepared by using standardized extract of herbs like Shallaki (Olibanum Indicum), Guggul (Commiphora wightii), Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum), South (Zingiber officinale), etc. These capsules are the perfect remedies for lubricating, repairing and protecting the joints and muscles. You will get huge relief from cervical pain, muscle stiffness and aches and weakness of bones after consuming these capsules.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with normal water after meals.

Pure extract of Boswellia (Boswellia serrata) is consumed to formulate Boswellia capsules by Life Aveda. These capsules are highly beneficial in balancing the Vata dosha, strengthening the digestive fire, purifying the body, enhancing the immune system, providing health to bones and joints, and maintaining a healthy body metabolism. Consumption of these capsules will manage cervical pain to a great extent.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with normal water after meals.

Supreme Curcumin capsules are processed by Life Aveda with the best extract of Curcumin (Curcuma longa) herb and Peprine. The herb Curcumin is well known for its numerous medicinal benefits and health beneficial properties like anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antioxidant, etc. These capsules are mainly prepared for healthy joints and their movements, for preventing heart disorders, and for strengthening immune systems. Cervical pain and many other painful conditions can be soothed by using these capsules.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with normal water after meals.


Life Aveda’s Artho Aid oil is a wonderful Ayurvedic formulation prepared with extracts that are beneficial in reducing pain and swelling in the joints and muscles. Painful sensation in the condition of cervical pain can be easily relieved by using this oil.

Dosage: Do a gentle massage with this oil on the affected body area.

Home Remedies for Cervical Spondylosis

You can use herbs and spices to treat cervical spondylitis at home, in addition to eating a healthy and balanced diet.

The herbs and superfoods listed below are the best home remedies for cervical spondylosis because of their powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

Castor oil:- Castor oil can be used once or twice a week before going to bed to balance Vata and cleanse toxins.

Garlic: Every morning, eat a few raw garlic buds with an empty stomach. You can heat up two to three crushed garlic cloves in some vegetable oil and let it cool down before using it to massage the area. After you’re done, relax in a warm tub.

Cayenne Pepper  Apply a mixture of 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder, 2 tablespoons olive oil to the area. Cover it with a towel. And let it for several hours or overnight.

Ghee:-Ghee can be added to any food. This natural Vata pacifier is also good for your nerves.

Turmeric:- Turmeric is a home remedy for spondylosis. Heat a cup of milk with a teaspoonful of turmeric powder. Let it sit on low heat for five minutes. Let it cool. Before drinking, add a bit of honey.

Sesame oil: Since time immemorial, this oil has been used as a home remedy to treat joint problems. It warms and nourishes your joints. You can warm it and massage the affected area with your fingers. It penetrates easily into the tissues and is very light.

Ginger Ginger tea should be consumed twice daily. Make ginger tea by boiling 2 cups water with 1 tablespoon of thinly sliced ginger for 10 minutes. Strain it and add honey for the taste.

Herbal juices: To naturally boost immunity, you can drink aloe vera or amla juice.

HerbsThese herbs can be used to treat cervical spondylosis:

  • Gambhari(Gmelina Arborea).
  • Rasna(Pluchea lanceolate).
  • Shallaki(Boswelia Serrata)
  • Ashwagandha(Withania somnifera).
  • Bala(Sida cardfolia)
  • Prishniparni(Uraria picta).
  • Castor root(Ricinus comunis)

Things to Avoid in Cervical Pain

  • Avoid sour food and Vata aggravating items like semolina or white flour.
  • Do not carry heavy weights that place pressure on your head and shoulders.
  • It is important to go to bed at night early. Avoid daytime sleep.
  • Excessive use of air conditioning can cause dryness. You should try to remain longer in natural open spaces.
  • When reading, writing, or working on your computer, it is important to maintain a correct posture.


  1. Is Ayurveda able to treat cervical spondylosis?

Cervical spondylosis can be caused by the degeneration of bones or discs. It’s most common in middle-aged men and older people. It can also be caused by frequent traveling, trauma, and poor posture. The soft cartilage, which cushions the cervical bones, is placed between the discs. As we age, this cartilage becomes thinner, slips and the discs become slipped. Vata can be aggravated, causing pain and dryness. The uses of medicated oils, as well as certain Cervical Spondylosis Ayurvedic therapies, are recommended to relieve the pain and dryness.

  1. What is the best treatment for cervical Spondylosis?

Ayurvedic treatment for cervical spondylosis is a combination of Ayurvedic formulations and a Vata-pacifying diet. It also incorporates selected herbs and spices into the food and lifestyle changes. According to Ayurveda, spondylosis is caused by the metabolic toxin Ama as well as the aggravated Vata Dosha. External treatments can also be used to relieve pain, inflammation, and detoxify. Applying oils such as the Mahanarayana Thailam or Karpastyadi Thailam, Prasarnyadi Thailam or Prasarnyadi Thailam using hot fomentation, steam treatment (Nadi Sweda), Pizichil and Navarakizhi, Greeva Vasty, and Nasyam are some of the best external treatments for cervical Spondylosis.

  1. Is cervical spondylosis possible to treat permanently?

The better outcomes for cervical Ayurvedic treatment for cervical spondylosis Ayurvedic therapy are if it is initiated earlier. It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle in order not to throw off balance. Ayurveda can help with cervical spondylosis. This can be achieved by eating healthy, fresh, nutritious food, exercising regularly, taking Ayurvedic therapies and supplements, as well as changing bad habits and postures. Avoid straining the neck or shoulder area.

  1. Can Ayurveda treat spondylosis with its herbal remedies?

Ayurveda is a way to manage spondylosis. It restores the optimal levels of the Doshas that are causing the problem. To avoid spondylosis-causing behaviors, the person should change their lifestyle. Vata-calming diets help to calm the Dosha.

  1. Massage is good for cervical spondylosis.

Pressure massages are not recommended for cervical spondylosis. However, warm oil can be used to gently massage affected areas as per your doctor’s referral.


Pain is a common symptom of various health-related ailments. Usually, we neglect it until it develops into an intolerable condition. So, think wise and act smart. Take the correct treatment of annoying diseases, mainly cervical pain at the right time. As this can interfere with your normal daily routine activities like office work, reading books, cleaning homes, etc. Above mentioned herbal remedies will help you in recovering from cervical pain in a natural and permanent manner.

About Dr. Ranjana Kaushal

Dr. Ranjana Kaushal (MD Ayurveda) has 11 years of experience in the field of Ayurveda. Right now she is working as an Ayurveda consultant with Life Aveda. She has immense knowledge about herbs, their uses, and formulations. She has published articles related to many herbs and diseases in an international journal. She is also a degree holder in yoga and naturopathy. Read More..

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