Cervical spondylosis is an age-related degeneration (‘wear and tear’) of the bones (vertebrae) and discs in the neck. To an extent, we all develop some degeneration in the vertebrae and discs as we become older. It tends to start sometime after the age of about 30.
One feature of the degeneration is that the edges of the vertebrae often develop small, rough areas of bone called osteophytes. Also, over many years, the discs become thinner. This degeneration is a normal ageing process which can be likened to having ‘wrinkles in the spine’. In many people, the degeneration does not cause any symptoms.
If symptoms develop, they can range from mild to severe. Symptoms may include
- Pain in the neck
- This may spread to the shoulders and base of the skull. Movement of the neck may make the pain worse.
- The pain sometimes spreads down an arm to a hand or fingers. This is caused by irritation of a nerve which goes to the arm from the spinal cord in the neck.
- Some neck stiffness, particularly after a night’s rest.
Headaches may occur. The headaches often start at the back of the head just above the neck and travel over the top to the forehead.
You may develop ‘pins and needles’ in part of an arm or hand. This symptom is caused by irritation of a spinal nerve as it leaves the bony (vertebral) area.
In Ayurveda, it can be considered as Viswachi vata- one type of vata vyadhi.
The therapies in Bodhi Wellness Centre like Nasya karma, Elakizhi, Griva vasti etc., regulates vata(which is a root cause) aimed at restoring the equilibrium through correction of the underlying functional in-equilibrium.
Lumbar spondylosis is a degenerative condition that develops gradually over time, being more common in older individuals. This condition can also be referred to as spinal osteoarthritis. It occurs due to the wear-and-tear of the bones that happens from normal everyday movement. The lower spine is composed of disc-like structures that are cushioned by soft gel-like sections in between them. The purpose of these sections is to promote flexibility and absorb the load of stress applied to the vertebra. Degeneration of these areas causes a loss of elasticity and a propensity to be torn or damaged. If this type of damage were to occur, it may lead to a condition called disc prolapse, disc herniation, or a slipped disc—a common feature of lumbar spondylosis.
While just thinking of injuring the bones in the lower back can induce wincing, 37 percent of patients suffering from lumbar spondylosis do not have symptoms initially. But when symptoms do appear, they can present as pain ranging from mild to severe, initially presenting as stiffness in the mornings lasting for more than 30 minutes. Additions symptoms of lumbar spondylosis include:
- Localized pain
- Pain after prolonged sitting
- Worsening pain after repeated movement
- Muscle spasms
- Regional tenderness
- Tingling, numbness in the limbs
- Weakness of affected limb due to possible nerve compression
The above symptoms of Lumbar spondylosis which is predominantly due to vitiated Vata dosha. In Ayurveda, Lumbar Spondylosis can be correlated to Kati Vata and back pain to Kati shula/ Kati graha
Treatment in Ayurveda for Lumbar spondylosis is to bring the vitiated vata dosha back to the state of equilibrium and thereby to the state of health.
The treatment modalities for treating this condition include Panchakarma & Rejuvenation therapies, internal medications, diet and life style changes.
Bodhi Wellness Centre provide best therapies like Dhanyamladhara, Abhyanga, swedam, Elakizhi, Yogavasti, Kati vasti, are commonly done according to the severity of illness.
This refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica effects on any side of your body. It commonly occurs when a herniated disk, bone spur on the spine or narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis) compresses part of the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain and often some numbness in the affected leg.The pain can vary widely, from a mild ache to a sharp, burning sensation or excruciating pain. Sometimes it can feel like a jolt or electric shock. It can be worse when you cough or sneeze, and prolonged sitting can aggravate symptoms. Some people also have numbness, tingling or muscle weakness in the affected leg or foot. You might have pain in one part of your leg and numbness in another part.
In Ayurveda, Sciatica can be considered as Gridhrasivata, which is one among 80 types of vata disorders.
- Line of treatment
- Vasti etc.
These are beneficial Bodhi wellness centre gives you better therapies based on severity of sciatica and prakruti(nature of your body)
Arthritis is inflammation of the joint. The main symptoms are pain and stiffness. Usually it is a condition experienced as one grows old. Most common above 50yrs. Arthritis in general can be classified as degenerative and infective. Both are conditions which are not very easy to handle.
Degeneration is the law of nature. Major factors leading to degenerative arthritis is sedentary lifestyle, constant trauma on the joints due to excess weight.
Weight bearing joints like knees, hip and ankles get affected faster due to obesity and they degenerate faster.
In Ayurveda, we can consider as Sandhi vata and Amavata based on clinical picture. Vata and Ama are the causative factors, a long term remedy for arthritis should include some in-depth treatment methods to digest ama and to reduce vata.
Bodhi Wellness Center provides very effective treatment for Arthritis. Special therapies will be chosen by the experts depending on the joints involved and type of arthritis.
Also commonly known recognized as Heel pain, is a disorder that results in pain in the heel and bottom of the foot. The pain is usually most severe with the first steps of the day or following a period of rest. Plantar fasciitis is a disorder of the insertion site of the ligament on the characterized by micro tears, breakdown of collagen, and scarring.
In Ayurveda it can be considered as Vatakantaka, resulting due to kaphavatavitiation. Here Acharyas explained the pain is like pricking with a thorn (kantaka). This condition can be treatable.
Bodhi wellness centre provides better therapies like Padabhyanga, swedana etc., which gives good relief.
A healthy digestive system is very important for maintaining a good health as it plays a vital role in absorption and distribution of nutrients, and elimination of unwanted toxins and waste out of the body. Unhealthy lifestyle such as smoking, poor sleep, and intake of too much fried or high-calorie food increases risk of developing Gastric Problems like peptic ulcers, acidity, gastroenteritis, constipation, bloating, vomiting etc.
Poor management of Gastric Problems further complicates the things and results in other health issues. Most importantly, regular use of medications such as paracetamol or aspirin can also lead to Gastric Problems. Mild Gastric Problems can be solved through some home remedies such as consumption of cold milk or water. However, when Gastric Problems become chronic in nature and last for long time, it becomes difficult to manage them with self-care. In such cases, it is always advisable to seek medical help. The antacids drugs work very well to control some of the Gastric Problems like hyperacidity. However, antacids drugs can also cause some side effects such as rebound acidity or constipation. Most of the antacids contain minerals and tend hence to interact with other medications that you may be consuming simultaneously.
As per Ayurveda, the health of the digestive system is the single most important long-term determinant of your health and well-being. If your digestion is healthy, your body can produce healthy tissues (dhatus). When digestion is weak, the tissues of your body such as muscles, blood, and nerves become weak and make the body susceptible to diseases. The Ayurvedic therapies that are offered for management of gastric problem in Ayurveda mainly aim to correct the imbalance of Doshas. Bodhi offers classical pancha karma treatments such as Classical vireechana, vamana, Padha abhyanga, Sneha, Kashaya basti etc.