Cervical spondylosis also called as osteoarthritis of cervical spine refers to the degenerative condition of the cervical spine. The cervical spine includes the seven vertebrae which are separated from one another by the intervertebral discs. The cervical vertebrae are bony structures while the intervertebral discs are the shock absorbing fibrocartilagenous cushions. These cushions/discs absorb the stress that is put on the spine when a person walks, runs, bend or twists. Cervical spondylosis results when degeneration of cervical spine starts. The degenerative process includes dehydration or shrinkage of intervertebral disc and bone spurs formation. The degeneration of the disc mainly arises from age-related wear and tear and neck injuries.
Symptoms of Cervical Spondylosis
The symptoms of cervical spondylosis include pain and stiffness in cervical (neck) spine. If nerve pinching is present symptoms including numbness, tingling, burning and pricking sensation in arms, hands or fingers also arises. Another symptom is loss of balance and vertigo.
Natural Homeopathic Treatment for Cervical Spondylosis
In Homeopathy a wide range of natural homeopathic medicines are available to treat cervical spondylosis. The medicines are natural because of their origin from plant sources. These natural medicines are prepared from potentisation of various parts of the plant or in some cases the whole plant. With the potentisation process, the inherent medicinal qualities of plants are raised to maximum on a dynamic plane. By this process, the medicinal qualities get raised and preserved and no traces of the crude substance of plant is left thereafter. As a result the natural medicines for cervical spondylosis are obtained that are very safe to use. These medicines help in a very effective manner to relieve the pain and stiffness of the cervical spine. These medicines also help to manage the numbness, pricking, tingling, or burning in hands or fingers arising from pinching of the nerve in cervical spondylosis. Following are the well selected five natural medicines from a huge therapeutic list of natural homeopathic medicines for cervical spondylosis.
1.Rhus Toxicodendron – Top Grade Natural Homeopathic Medicine For Cervical Spondylosis
Natural homeopathic medicine Rhus Toxicodendron is prepared from fresh leaves of plant named Poison Oak. The natural order of this plant is Anacardiaceae. Rhus Toxicodendron is one of the high-grade natural medicines used in Homeopathy for treating cervical spondylosis. The symptoms that direct towards using this medicine are pain and stiffness in neck from cervical spondylosis. Warmth application over the cervical region may relieve the pain. The person may also get relief by massaging the neck. Cold air exposure may lead to increase in the pain and stiffness in the neck. Rhus Toxicodendron is also indicated in cervical spondylosis cases where the history of whiplash injury is present. Another characteristic feature for using Rhus Toxicodendron is worsening of cervical pain from rest and relief from the motion of the neck.
2.Cimicifuga Racemosa – Natural Homeopathic Medicine For Cervical Spondylosis When Stiffness In Neck Is Intense
In Homeopathy another wonderful natural homeopathic medicine for cervical spondylosis is Cimicifuga Racemosa. This medicine is obtained from plant of family Ranunculaceae named Black Cohosh. The root of black Cohosh is used to prepare medicine Cimicifuga Racemosa. When in cervical spondylosis stiffness in cervical region is most intense then the natural medicine Cimicifuga Racemosa is majorly indicated. Along with stiffness cervical region is also sensitive to touch. The cervical spine feels contracted. Pressure seems to worsen the stiffness and sensitivity of cervical spine.
3.Paris Quadrifolia – Natural Homeopathic Medicine For Cervical Spondylosis Attended With Numbness of Hands/Fingers
Paris Quadrifolia is the magnificent homeopathic medicine of natural origin for cervical spondylosis treatment. This medicine is derived from plant named One Berry of Trilliaceae family. To prepare this medicine whole plant when in fruit is used. Natural homeopathic medicine Paris Quadrifolia is highly applicable to cervical spondylosis cases when numbness in hands or fingers is present from pinching of nerve. Along with this there is sensation of heavy weight or pressure in neck and across the shoulders. Paris Quadrifolia is also majorly helpful when cervical spondylosis symptoms gets worsens for exertion.
4.Hypericum Perforatum – Natural Homeopathic Medicine For Cervical Spondylosis when Tingling/Burning Sensation In Hands Is Present
In Homeopathy another excellent natural medicine for cervical spondylosis is Hypericum Perforatum. This medicine is prepared from whole fresh plant named St. John’s Wort. The natural order of this plant is Hypericaceae. Hypericum Perforatum is very useful natural homeopathic medicine for cervical spondylosis when attended with tingling or burning in the hands along with pain in nape of the neck. There are also episodes of extreme pain in the cervical region. The cervical spine may also be highly tender to touch. Hypericum Perforatum is another medicine in homeopathy for cervical pain from whiplash injuries.
5.Gelsemium Sempervirens – Natural Homeopathic Medicine For Cervical Spondylosis When Vertigo/Loss Of Balance Is Present
Natural Homeopathic medicine Gelsemium Sempervirens is prepared from bark of the root of plant Yellow jasmine. This plant is of natural order Loganiaceae. Gelsemium Sempervirens is indicated in cervical spondylosis when vertigo or loss of balance is mainly present. Along with this pain and stiffness in neck also appear. The pain from neck may also ascend up to the head.