Cervical Spondylosis - Neck Pain
Cervical spondylosis is a common degenerative condition of the cervical spine that most likely caused by age-related changes in the intervertebral disks. This includes the disks or cushions between the neck vertebrae and the joints between the bones of the cervical spine. These changes can compress one or more of the nerve roots. In advanced cases, the spinal cord becomes involved. People who are very active at work or in sports may be more likely to have this. The major risk factor is aging. Other factors are overweight, heavy lifting or a lot of bending and twisting, Past neck injury, Past spine surgery, Ruptured or slipped disk, Severe arthritis, Small fractures to the spine from osteoporosis. Symptoms often develop slowly over time, but they may start or get worse suddenly. Pain may spread to the upper arm, forearm, or fingers.
Lumbar Spondylosis refers to a collection of degenerative disorders that can lead to low back pain as people age. The main causes are Internal disc disruption, Degenerative disc disease and Segmental instability. The intervertebral disc is made up mostly of water. This allows it to maintain its cushion-like properties. As people age, the intervertebral disc loses some of its water content. As this happens, the outer layers of the disc are more likely to develop cracks or tears. These can be a significant source of low back pain. This is the beginning of internal disc disruption. When the outer layer of the disc cracks, the disc loses its normal water content. This reduces its ability to act as a cushion for the loads applied to the spine. Symptoms include chronic low back pain which is often made worse with sitting or bending forward. Pain is persistent and lasts longer than six weeks.
Arthritis & Rheumatic Diseases - Joint Pain
"Arthritis" literally mean joint inflammation. Although joint inflammation is a symptom or sign rather than a specific diagnosis. The term Arthritis is often used to refer to any disorder that affect the joints. These disorders fall within the broader category of Rheumatic disorders. There are diseases characterised by inflammation of one or more connecting or supporting structures of the body. They especially effect joints, tendons, ligaments, bones and muscles common signs and symptoms are pain, swelling and stiffness. Some rheumatic diseases also can involve internal organs.
Treatments for Arthritis and Rheumatic diseases vary depending on the specific disease or condition; however, treatment generally includes the following: Rookshswedam, Dhanyamladhara, Patrapotalaswedam, Jambeerapindaswedam, Upanaham, Avagaham etc.
Osteoporosis literally means ‘porous bones’ helpfully describing this condition that results in reduced bone density and increases fragility of the bones. The thinning of bones in osteoporosis, combined with the formation of weaker bone crystals puts people at a higher risk of fractures. Although osteoporosis itself do not directly increase the risk of falls, people who have Osteoporosis have a higher risk of breaking bones if they fall, with common sites of fracture including the hip, spinal vertebra and wrist.
Post-menopausal women age most likely to develop the condition, but it also affects men of younger people across all genders. Some risk factors for osteoporosis are modified, such as smoking and poor nutrition. Patients with osteoporosis have no symptoms until bone fracture occurs. Osteoporosis can be very well managed with ayurvedic medications along with diet and life style modifications and external therapies which varies accordingly to every individual and their respective diseases.