Homeopathy Medicine for Spondylitis
Cervical SpondylitisResearch has shown that CSM (cervical spondylotic myelopathy) is the most common cause of non-traumatic weakness in limbs and a persistent stiffness and nagging pain in the neck and is a common degenerative condition of the cervical (neck) spine that most likely is caused by age-related changes (wear and tear) in the intervertebral disks and vertebrae of the neck.
The intervertebral discs most frequently become gradually dehydrated, more compressible, and less elastic in people over the age of 40. Although the majority of people over this age show significant radiological evidence of the changes, only a small percentage experience symptoms. Another interesting point is that occasionally the degenerate discs can become symptomatic.
The aforementioned modifications cause compression of the spinal cord, which causes cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM), a condition that commonly results in the loss of movement and sensation. Both the neural and spinal cord compression will result in radiculomyelopathy, which is characterized by pain, numbness, weakness, and loss of reflex due to compression and irritation of the spinal nerve.
SYMPTOMS OF CERVICAL SPONDYLITIS
Several overlapping and distinct groups of symptoms are observed clinically:
- Neck and shoulder pain,
- Sub-occipital pain
- shoulder and neck pain that comes and goes.
- Initially relieved by rest, neck pain that gets worse with activity.
- Numbness in fingers
CAUSES OF CERVICAL SPONDYLITIS
- After the age of 40, the likelihood of developing cervical spondylitis increases due to degeneration and mineral deposits in the cervical disks, which act as cushions between the vertebrae.
- Workplace trauma that occurs frequently, such as carrying loads on the head, competitive dancing, or gymnastics, may be a factor.
- The cervical spine may kink to the front over time if the muscles in the area are extremely stiff.
- The main causes for the majority of patients’ symptoms are poor posture and inadequate cervical exercise.
- The cervical column’s alignment can be impacted, leading to a forward inclination, if you are lying in bed with several pillows supporting your neck in an unnatural position.
- Certain families have been reported to be predisposed to developing cervical spondylitis; a genetic cause may be to blame.
- The risk factor of smoking is also possible.
- Spondylotic disease may be exacerbated by conditions such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and congenitally fused spine.
- People who consistently bend their necks at work while doing tasks that require close attention are working inefficiently.
- Computer professionals, bike users
- Cervical alignment is compromised when reclining on sofas with the neck thrust forward and the spine rounded.
- the practice of long-distance travelers sleeping while seated
- Operators of the phone or individuals who frequently hold the phone against their shoulder
- Neck holding in one place as a habit, long-distance drivers, and viewers who are seated or lying down while watching TV are examples.
DIAGNOSIS OF CERVICAL SPONDYLITIS
Cervical spondylitis diagnosis is highly dependent on clinical evaluation, which can be used to confirm the following findings:
An X-ray of the neck’s cervical spine may reveal the growth of spurs on the vertebrae.
To confirm a diagnosis and assess the severity of any neural damage, MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) can be used.
Cervical radiculopathy can be diagnosed with the aid of electromyography (EMG).
HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE FOR CERVICAL SPONDYLITIS
RHUSTOXGiven when pain is more severe in the damp, cold weather and keeping the arm in rest position causes the person to feel more pain, this medication is very helpful for cervical spondylitis with pain and stiffness of the part that are typically made worse by first motion, lying posture, cold, damp atmosphere, and relieved by any warm application.
CIMICIFUGA –Useful for pain and stiffness that is more in the shoulder areas. Also helpful for pain and stiffness that is more in the neck portion when the patient bends his forward or bows his head.
RANUNCULOUS BULB –Useful for cervical spondylitis when pain is felt over the neck region and occasionally spreads downward and into the chest region as well. There is more pain in the morning, any type of movement—including deep breathing—increases the pain. Like cimicifuga, the pain is also brought on by prolonged use of a laptop keyboard, iPad, or mobile device.
KALMIA –For cervical spondylosis, it is one of the most crucial medications when the pain is accompanied by numbness of the affected area, spreading from the neck to the arm and fingers in a paroxysmal manner as opposed to the dull, persistent pain found in Rhus tox. Vertigo or vertigo when looking downwards is another crucial symptom present in kalmia.
COLOCYNTH –The typical symptom in colocynth to prescribe in cervical spondylosis is pain arise after some emotional disturbances like getting angry or being offended that impact in his sentiment or suppression of the anger. Those play a trigger factor to start neck pain. The pain is in the cervical or neck portion, which is greatly relieved by pressure or massage on that area.
CALCAREA PHOS –When osteophytes grow on the vertebral portion of the body as a result of osteoarthritis changes, calcarea phos is typically prescribed as a remedy; however, calcarea flour is also effective in treating bony changes of the cervical vertebrae.