Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Cervical Spondylosis: Homeopathy Offers Holistic Treatment

Those who sit at a computer all day expose themselves to a whole lot of health problems of which Cervical Spondylosis is the commonest. Degeneration of the cervical spine (neck) affects almost half the adult population today.

In fact, it is taking an alarming toll as youth in the age group of 20–30 have started complaining of neck pain and stiffness along with dizziness.

Health experts say the major causes of this condition are modern lifestyle, obesity, lack of exercise and excessive computer use.

The problem with Cervical Spondylosis is that it does not subside with general allopathic treatment; medications do help in reducing the pain and dizziness but not on a long-term basis. Sometimes doctors prescribe the treatment of suspension and traction depending on symptoms. However, these measures may prove to be counterproductive, as the patient starts complaining of some other health issues after completion of the treatment. Here we look at the causes and symptoms of cervical spondylosis and holistic homeopathic treatment.

Causes of cervical spondylosis

The prime cause of neck arthritis is regular wear and tear of cartilage and bones in the cervical spine area (the neck). Aging is the commonest cause of cervical spondylosis. Yet the following are some other factors that might contribute to this health condition: a previous injury of the neck or spine, any previous surgery in the same area, severe arthritis, carrying heavy weight, accident, obesity, slipped disc and lack of exercise.

Basic symptoms

Neck arthritis typically starts with stiffness of muscles around the neck and shoulder region. This is followed by pain in the nape of neck. When the pain becomes severe, it affects the back of the head, or even extends up to your eyes. You may experience pain in the shoulder, arm and even fingers. Dizziness is another common symptom which makes you feel your head is spinning.

Homeopathy better than conventional treatment

Conventional treatments don’t really work in the case of chronic or severe cervical spondylosis. Allopathy treats just the symptoms of pain or dizziness, but it fails to address the root cause. On the other hand, homeopathy not only gives you relief from neck and shoulder muscle contraction, but also strengthens the muscles. Only a correct diagnosis and appropriate homeopathic treatment can prevent the recurrence of this neck and shoulder problem.

Homeopathic medicines for cervical spondylosis

Homeopathic practitioners in general prescribe medicines based on patient-specific symptoms; some medicines that deliver sure results are:

  • Conium for neck pain with vertigo
  • Kalmia Latifolia for cervical spondylosis with pain that extends up to the arm
  • Silicea for neck arthritis with pain that affects eyes
  • Calcarea Phos for cervical spondylosis which leads to bony changes in the cervical spine area
  • Rhus Tox for neck pain which aggravates in the morning and after taking rest
  • Lachnantes, Guaiacum, and Cimicifuga for cervical spondylosis which causes neck stiffness

It is never ever a good idea that you try any of these medicines on your own. If you suspect of neck and shoulder pain as a symptom of cervical spondylosis, do consult an experienced homeopathic medicine practitioner, who will ask you many questions in order to diagnose correctly your condition, prescribe appropriate medication and give you necessary instructions to follow.