Ayurvedic Treatment for Cervical Spondylosis

Modern lifestyle is full of challenges. In the modern world, the trend toward a sedentary lifestyle and sitting work is increasing rapidly. The pressure of working long hours and the habit of bad posture are the main causes of degenerative diseases. 
Cervical spondylosis is a condition that develops as a result of severe wear and tear to the cervical region of the neck. 
It is possible to have chronic headaches, neck pain, stiffness, soreness, and spasms in your muscles with cervical spondylosis. Cervical spondylitis is a type of arthritis that affects the neck area.

What is Cervical Spondylosis?

Cervical spondylosis is the medical term for age-related wear and tear affecting the cervical spine (neck), sometimes known as arthritis of the neck.

Common Symptoms of Spondylosis

People can have cervical spondylosis without any symptoms. If symptoms are present, they could consist of

Causes of Cervical Spondylosis

The tissues that comprise the neck and spine gradually deteriorate with age. The causes may include:

Ayurvedic Treatment for Cervical Spondylitis

As per Ayurveda, cervical spondylosis can be co-related with Griva Stambha. Griva Stambha is a type of Vata Vyadhi (mainly Vata Dosha involvement).
With age, the intervertebral disc begins to degenerate, and the lubrication function of the Shleshaka Kapha deteriorates. This causes compression, irritation, or swelling in Griva Pradesh (neck area), causing pain.
In modern medicine, analgesics and physiotherapy will help to some extent they do not deal with the underlying cause of the disease.
According to Ayurveda, the major line of treatment for cervical spondylosis is to normalize the flow of Vata Dosha (Movement Force).
Ayurvedic treatments and Panchakarma therapies for spondylosis are highly effective and give quick results as they target both internally and locally.

Yoga for Cervical Spondylosis

A regular practice of certain yoga asanas (postures) and stretching exercises can help reduce pain or discomfort, increase neck muscle strength, and improve flexibility. Some beneficial asanas include:

Diet for Cervical Spondylosis

Ayurvedic Treatment for Cervical Pain at Vaidyaratnam Vrindavan Ayurveda Chikitsalayam

Our Ayurveda experts in VVAC investigate the underlying cause of cervical spondylosis and treat it from the root. The treatment is carried out under the supervision of Ashtavaidyan, who has proficiency in the eight branches of Ayurveda described in the classical texts. They are regarded to be Kerala’s best Ayurvedic doctors and follow the same treatment regimen as Vaidyaratnam, Kerala. VVAC is a leading Ayurvedic treatment center situated in Baddi, just minutes from Chandigarh. It was founded by Vaidyaratnam, Kerela, which has been renowned for its Ayurvedic specialists for more than decades. VVAC practitioners follow a therapeutic approach that blends conventional medicine with an emphasis on the body’s natural ability to heal. This Hospital is located in the foothills of the Lesser Himalayas and is spread out over 25 acres of beautiful hill.  The relaxing peaceful atmosphere of the hospital is an ideal environment for the therapeutic techniques of Ayurveda. At VVAC, your healthcare providers prescribe medications and Panchkarma therapies together with appropriate dietary regimens and yoga to treat cervical spondylosis holistically and maximize the effectiveness of treatment. To achieve quick and long-lasting healing, experts use time-tested therapeutic procedures along with the best Ayurvedic treatments for cervical spondylolysis.

Natural Herbs for Cervical Spondylosis

Guggulu (Commiphora mukul)

Guggulu is the most commonly prescribed herb for the treatment of arthritis. The Snigdha and Ushna properties of Guggulu balance the Vata dosha resulting in relief from pain and inflammation.

Shallaki (Boswellia serrata)

Shallaki, is an herb with anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce inflammation in the joints and prevent cartilage breakdown. Shallaki is an effective remedy to treat joint discomfort related to cervical spondylosis.

Shallaki (Boswellia serrata)

Shallaki, is an herb with anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce inflammation in the joints and prevent cartilage breakdown. Shallaki is an effective remedy to treat joint discomfort related to cervical spondylosis.

Shunthi (Zingiber officinale)

Shunthi is a powerful herb with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can help relieve the symptoms of cervical spondylosis. Gingerols, the main element of ginger, have been found to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.

Panchkarma for Cervical Spondylosis at Vaidyaratnam Vrindavan Ayurveda Chikitsalayam

Ayurvedic treatment of cervical spondylosis includes many effective therapies. Depending on the patient’s specific condition and symptoms, there may be changes to the optimal therapy or combination of therapies. Some of the major therapeutic procedures include:

Snehana (Oleation therapy) and Swedana (fomentation therapy)

External application of medicated oil followed by steam relieves muscle spasms around the neck and improves the joint's flexibility.


The word ‘Greeva’ means neck and ‘Basti’ means retaining something inside. It is an Ayurvedic hot oil therapy for neck region. In Greeva Basti, herbal oils are poured and retained for a fixed duration of time in a compartment or a cabin constructed over the neck. Greeva Basti increases active blood circulation around the neck and enhances flexibility to promote the smooth movement of the neck.

Ela kizhi (Patrapotali Swedam)

Elakizhi is a massage technique that uses warm herbal poultices infused with medicinal leaves. This treatment aids in reducing the symptoms of cervical discomfort, stiffness, and inflammation.


During this treatment, warm medicated oil is applied to the body and massaged simultaneously. In cervical spondylosis, it helps in relieving pain and improving joint mobility.


In this therapy, Warm medicinal oil is poured over the entire body, including the shoulders and neck. It improves joint mobility, nourishes the muscles, and reduces pain and inflammation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Certain cases of cervical spondylosis may result in vertigo because of the cervical spine’s involvement as it impacts the vestibular system, which maintains balance and spatial orientation.

Cervical spondylosis patients may experience dizziness for a variety of reasons related to the cervical spine and its impact on the neurological system.

Cervical spondylosis generally occurs due to aging. Ayurveda can reduce the symptoms of cervical spondylosis and delay deformity. Many things can be done at home to control symptoms and prevent complications.

Cervical spondylosis can be treated with a variety of methods, including Panchkarma therapies, and oral medication. The most appropriate course of treatment for you depends on your unique situation as well as the severity of your symptoms.

Medicated oils applied during massage therapy are an effective means of relieving neck pain and stiffness. Additionally, if you are taking light massage therapy along with Panchakarma and oral medication, it is more beneficial for you.