" I have pain on my right arm. It starts from nape of my neck, often radiates to the fingers. Sometimes I have numbness! ".

             " I have headache and giddiness. When I turn my head I have shaking of my body! " Patients always complain with much agony.

             Physician will examine and direct you to undergo a plain X-ray, CT scan or MRI of cervical spines. You may have degenerative changes in the cervical spines, mostly on the C4, C5 levels. The physician diagnoses your complaints as " Cervical Spondylosis.".

 

How does it cause?

          Neck pain is very common. The pain which arises spontaneously in any part of the spine, the precise cause or origin of the pain is often associated with degenerative change affecting the joints between the vertebrae and also the discs are most often believed to be the problem.
The intervertebral discs contribute to length of the cervical column and this is an important factor contributing to the relative freedom of movement of the neck. They are very soft and jelly-like which form the weight-bearing link of each vertebral 'mobile segment'. When particular degeneration occurs relatively uniformly throughout the length of the cervical spine, the intervertebral disc is most susceptible to herniate, prolapse and degenerate.

            Shoulder pain resembles cervical spondylosis, which can result from arthritis, but other soft-tissue problems are actually rather more common. The most frequent problem is rotator cuff tendonitis, which may often result from trauma to the tendons. There may be repeated minor trauma resulting from a repetitive activity. The pain is usually experienced in the shoulder or in the upper outer arm. Pain may restrict movements of the arm to some extent, but not usually as much as in the case of the other fairly common shoulder problem, 'frozen shoulder' or adhesive capsulitis. The shoulder becomes extremely stiff and painful, usually gets worse at night.

            Shoulder and neck pain is a common condition. Striking a golf ball, cleaning windows or reaching for a jar can strain and injure shoulder muscles and tendons, especially in people who are out of condition. Poor posture or unnatural sleeping positions. Sleeping on a soft mattress can give you a stiff neck the next morning. Arthritis may affect the shoulder though the shoulder may be involved in RA for instance. For elderly people, osteoarthritis may occur and degenerative change may also result if the rotator cuff tendons become damaged.

How to prevent?

Sleep on a firm mattress. Use a feather, polyester or special neck "cervical pillow".

    Use a thinner pillow or none at all if you have pain when you wake up.

    Avoid vigorous exercise unless you are fit. If you are out of condition, start to strengthen your muscles gradually and slowly increase the exercise intensity
.
     Use cervical collar to lift your neck. Traction is also helpful.

    When you are sitting before a computer relax your neck with mild rotation. You can use a Cervical Collar while you drive on a long distance!.     

What treatment is advisable?

  Cervical spondylosis is very amenable to homoeopathic treatment. Homoeopathy Medicines have an affinity to act on the bones, synovial fluid and ligaments. I have treated many cases of cervical spondylosis with great success. We do not prescribe a pain killer or a palliative, a simple constitutional prescription will bring that fantastic result. Do not skip the medicines as they do not give instant relief, wait for some time say about three to four months to achieve the goal. There is no recurrence even after four years of treatment. You might know that Homoeopathy medicines are administered in dynamic form with diluted doses which never produce side-effects.     

 

Clinical evidence