February 19: Due to our sedentary lifestyle, we are deliberately putting ourselves in the situation of an ill-health life. Early knowledge of the complications is necessary to avoid long-term, life-threatening severe health complications. The primary reason for the development of cervical, neck, and back pain is our unhealthy lifestyle associated with prolonged sitting hours and the working schedules of the individual. It’s a famous saying that to lead a healthy and disease-free life; one must maintain and be accompanied with excellent and healthy living. The fancy lifestyle is the self invitation for the disease’s emergence. People themselves are responsible for their declining health as they compromise health over their lifestyle. Early treatment is necessary to avoid unwanted surgeries. It is essential to understand that How does the problem of cervical neck pain emerge? What are its early symptoms?
The early symptoms of cervical, neck and back pain are headache, uneasy walking, and immobility of the limbs.
The joint pain arises due to the degenerative health of the bones, which directly weakens your bone density. The other reasons associated are past injuries and pre-existing health conditions. The pain arises as sharp, throbbing, and stabbing pain which is experienced on the neck and back. Timely treatment is necessary to avoid long-term complications.
Ayurveda’s main aim is to bring about a balance of the doshas in the body. It is seen that imbalanced Vata Dosha is the major cause that brings about irregularity in the body’s healthy functioning, directly affecting your daily routine. Ayurveda, with its long known herbal medication, helps in effective and long-term recovery. Ayurveda follows a natural, holistic and systematic approach for treating the disease.
Some of the best Ayurvedic tips recommended by Dr. Mukesh Sharda, founder of Dr. Sharda Ayurveda, that can help in effective prevention and thereby management from early symptoms of cervical, neck, and back pain problems are:
Certain dietary modifications are recommended by Ayurveda for getting the best and most effective relief from joint pain, along with the prescribed Ayurvedic treatment by professionals.
The dietary changes include:
- Include ginger and turmeric in the diet as they contain anti-inflammatory properties.
- Add fruits and vegetables like pomegranate, grapes, drumstick, and brinjal.
Just by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, one can avoid joint pain and long-term complications associated with it. Some of the best lifestyle changes suggested by Ayurveda are:
- Maintain good posture
- Perform stretching exercise of neck
- Samvahana (gently pressing) on the affected area helps relieve pain.
Practising yoga on a daily basis helps to relax muscles of the neck and back which directly benefits to provide relief from joint pain. The yoga asanas that can be performed for the relief are:
Cervical Pain – Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
Neck Pain – Balasana (Child pose), Natrajasana (Reclining Twist)
Back Pain – Marjaryasana (cat/cow pose), Salabhasana (Locust Pose)
The traditional practice is known to provide the balance between the three doshas complemented with a combination of Ayurvedic decoctions to maintain an adequate diet to improve and enhance digestion.
The treatment plans to release stress which is considered the main cause for disease emergence. It helps rejuvenate the mind and body. The treatment focuses on relieving pain inflammation of muscles and ligaments and improves flexibility of the muscles. The treatments are managed according to the severity of the condition.
According to Ayurveda massaging your body with medicated oils such as lavender oil helps the body to rejuvenate faster and relaxes the body muscles. This brings about body back to balance and harmony.
It is advisable to consult your expertise before following any of the Ayurvedic tips.