Cervical spondylitis is commonly diagnosed as a symptom arising out of the compression of nerves between the cervical vertebrae. The cervical region consists of 7 vertebrae and produces a symptom of neck pains that sometimes radiate into the shoulders and arms.
The therapies suggested are the cervical collar and more physical therapies.
Through Nadi Pariksha, we can find out the root cause of cervical spondylitis and with appropriate therapies and medicines, also cure cervical spondylitis. This means, after you are cured, you don't need to take medications.
We present some case studies of cervical spondylitis.
Case Study 1
Main Complaint: Cervical Spondylitis
Vata dosha observations:
Sama kapha with kathinya and ushna in large intestines causing apana vayu to flow upward. Sama vata in lungs with laghutvam and ushnam indicating low lung pressure or shallow breathing. Sama vata with kathinya and ushnatvam in gall bladder causing tightness and radiating pains in cervical region. Sama vata in stomach with teekshnatvam and ushnatvam indicating gastric acidity.
Pitta dosha observations:
Pitta gunas of teekshnam, ushnam, kathinyam, are affecting most organs. The origin of Pitta is in sleep state and dream state of the patient where sama kapha is noticed along with kathinyam and ushnam. This indicates that the patient is having strong memories of anger from the past. This is the root cause.
With this diagnosis, we were able to cure the patient of cervical spondylitis by helping her work on her past and with certain physical therapies and ayurvedic medicines.
Case Study 2
Main Complaint: Migraine and Cervical Spondylitis
Root Cause identified:
Nirama vata with kathinyam and ushnam in gall bladder creating a symptom of cervical spondylitis. Sama kapha in ajna chakra indicating resistance to perception. Sama kapha with ushnam in tarpaka kapha indicates headaches. Sama kapha with ushnam in rasa dhatu indicates anger and frustration while eating.
Vata dosha observations:
Sama vata with ushna in large intestines indicating incomplete bowel evacuation. Sama vata with ushna in lungs indicating dryness and sneezing. Sama vata in liver indicating vata dosha in liver creating a feeling of emptiness in stomach and craving for sweets. Nirama vata along with nervousness in small intestines indicating mal-absorption. Nirama vata in stomach indicating gastritis. Nirama vata along with picchilatvam in spleen indicating low immunity. Sama vata in conscious mind indicating restlessness.
Kapha dosha observations:
Sama kapha in tejas indicating anxiety and defeated ego. Sama kapha in prana vayu indicating shallow breathing. Sama kapha in majja dhatu indicating weak nerves. Sama kapha in bhrajaka pitta indicating subcutaneous fat layer resulting in low vitamin D3. Sama kapha with kathinyam and ushnam in sadhaka pitta indicates unhappiness and frustration from unfulfilled desires. Sama kapha in mamsa dhatu indicates unhealthy weight gain and stiffness in muscles. Sama kapha in shukra dhatu (mid back) indicates unhappiness, pain and suffering in relationships. Sama kapha with ushnam in muladhara chakra indicating pain in the sacral coccyx region. Sama kapha with ushnam in tamas state indicates disturbed sleep. Varying systolic and diastolic pressures.
Patient feels relief and comfort from Nadi Pariskha. She is yet to begin treatment.