Cervical spondylosis is also known as arthritis of the neck.Joints in the neck wear off over the years and may cause neck pain in peopleover 60. It is a type of arthritis, but usually it doesn’t disable a patientlike other types.
The treatment is used to ease the condition and make it moretolerable, but it doesn’t cure the illness. It includes physical therapy, andthe use of medications, such as NSAIDs (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs),muscle relaxant drugs and steroid injections.
People with sedentary jobs need to prevent the damage to thespinal discs and possible spondylosis. The best way is to exercise regularly,and specialists recommend walking, cycling and swimming. Other movements mightbe helpful too. Move and fold your fingers, wrists and forearms. Exercise theneck and the shoulders, moving them up and down, left and right. If your occupation involve sedentaryactivities, use hard seated chairs, try to get up every hour or so and walk or stretchduring that brake.
Spondylosis patients find that yoga and massage of the necksand shoulders taken regularly bring some relief of the symptoms. Infra red raysor hot fomentation are said to be helpful.
Older people suffering from this condition should sleep on firm mattress, if possible avoiding using the pillow. They must take careof themselves and carefully lift any object. These patients should eat more raw(or slightly cooked) vegetables, such as cucumber, tomato, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower,etc. and lot of fruits. The diet should include milk, whole grain bread and sprouts.
Spicy, fatty or fried food, sweets, tea, coffee, and smoking shouldbe avoided.
Some food is good for spondylosis patients, and garlic isone of them. Use capsulated garlic, 2 of them, 2 to 3 cloves of garlic in themorning or use garlic oil. Oil is usually rubbed into the neck and the patientsreport easing of their spondylosis symptoms. Oil is made of 10 garlic clovesfried in 60g of oil. Cool the fried garlic, apply on the affected area andleave for 3 hours. After that, take a warm bath. It is believed that thistreatment helps, especially if you stick with it for 15 days.
Lemon juice mixed with some salt should be used two to threetimes a day in spondylosis patients as a homeopathic remedy.
Chebulic myrobalan is another remedy for this condition. A pieceof the fruit taken after the meals should ease the condition.