Cervical Spondylitis, also referred to as cervical osteoarthritis or neck arthritis, develops due to wear and tear of the cartilage and bones in the cervical area or neck. Mainly due to age-related factors, other factors may also contribute to this debilitating condition.
Chronic in nature, it can cause excruciating pain, stiff neck, and headaches at the back of head, tingling or numbing sensations and/or muscle weakness. Sudden movements like sneezing and coughing can aggravate the pain.
Common causes include dehydrated spinal disks, bone spurs, herniated disks, ligament stiffness and/or heavy lifting. Permanent damage can occur as a result of severe compression of spinal cord or nerve roots.
The treatment for Spondylitis is essentially pain killers, occasional steroids and physiotherapy. And surgery is indeed the last resort.Cervical Spondylitis is very well treated in homeopathy with holistic care and diagnosis. Pain management and reduction of cartilage damage are the main objectives of the treatment. Homeopathy helps relieve congestion of the spine and compression of the nerves, if there is no fixation of bones. It also helps arrest the progressive degenerative changes. In case of a badly deformed spine, it can only help with temporary management of pain.