Neck, being the connecting link between the head and body is also one of the most moving parts of the body. Neck pain is a common complaint which may be associated with stiffness and numbness or sometimes the pain may radiate to shoulder and further up to the tip of fingers as in cervical spondylosis. Neck pain is a symptom of various conditions like degeneration of the cervical spine, trauma, meningitis, strain and sprain of neck etc. Abnormal postures often lead to neck pain. Depending upon the causative factors of neck pain, the management is decided.
The cause of neck pain can be diagnosed by
Neck pain is considered as Greeva graham as per Ayurveda. It is primarily due to aggravation of Vaatha dosha. When the pain in neck radiates from neck towards the tip of fingers, it is called as Apabahukam.
Abnormal postures due to the specific working conditions must be corrected. For example, continuous sitting can lead to neck stiffness and neck pain. If the patient is suffering from underlying infections like meningitis, tuberculosis etc they must be managed first. The following are managements specific to the region of neck:
Usually decoctions prepared from anti-inflammatory herbs are used along with medicinal powders and pills. Internal administration of medicated ghee and oil is also very effective in degenerative conditions.
Regularly oiling the head is a preventive remedy for various ailments including neck pain. Depending upon the condition of the patient, the medicines with which oil is to be processed differs. Also, neck should not be kept in the same position for longer duration of time. Movements must be given in between. Moreover use of pillows of too much height and also its absence is not good for the neck. Depending upon the severity of the underlying pathology, the duration of hospitalization and treatment differs. Regular exercise can maintain the flexibility of joints of neck and can keep the ligaments and muscles around the area strong.
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