Conservative remedies for Cervical Spondylosis that you can try at home

By avn
12:04 pm Posted April 15, 2016
In Cervical Spondylosis

Yes, you heard it right. There are indeed conservative/ traditional remedies for Cervical Spondylosis that you can try at home!

Fortunately, with the help of certain medications, simple lifestyle changes and some simple home remedies for cervical spondylosis, you can control the symptoms and lead a relatively pain free life. Follow these remedies for cervical spondylosis neck pain daily till you are comfortable with your condition.

1. Regular Exercise
One of the major causes of cervical spondylosis is lack of regular exercise. Therefore, you can reduce pain and stiffness around your neck and shoulders by incorporating regular physical exercise into your lifestyle, like walking and swimming.

2. Hot and Cold Compresses
Apply alternating hot and cold compresses on the affected area. Hot compresses will improve blood circulation and relax sore muscles. Cold compresses will reduce swelling and inflammation.

3. Garlic
Garlic gives good results when it comes to cervical spondylosis symptoms. Its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties help treat pain, swelling and inflammation in the neck and surrounding areas.

4. Turmeric
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is another popular remedy for cervical spondylosis. In addition, turmeric increases blood circulation, which helps reduce muscle stiffness and pain.Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of milk, mix with honey. Drink it 2 times daily.

5. Sesame Seeds
One popular Ayurvedic remedy to deal with cervical spondylosis is sesame seeds. They are rich in calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, phosphorus and vitamins K and D, which are good for your bones and overall health. Sesame oil is also effective in reducing neck pain.

6. Ginger
Ginger is another widely used home remedy to treat cervical spondylosis. This herb is rich in anti-inflammatory properties and improves blood circulation.

7. Apple Cider Vinegar
Being rich in anti-inflammatory and alkalizing properties, apple cider vinegar is also a good remedy for cervical spondylosis. It can effectively soothe pain and inflammation in the neck area.

8. Neem/ Indian Lilac
Neem, has anti-inflammatory as well as pain-suppressing properties that can alleviate pain, inflammation and swelling in the neck due to cervical spondylosis.

While all the above home remedies for cervical spondylosis will give you relief, be sure to ensure the following:

  • Exercise regularly but avoid excessive physical exertion.
  • Get a good night’s sleep.
  • Maintain correct posture when standing and sitting.
  • Avoid fatty, spicy and fried foods, sour curd, sweets, sugar and coffee.
  • Give up smoking and tobacco in any other form.
  • Eat foods high in protein, vitamin C, and calcium and phosphorous.

 

All of the above is simple to follow and execute. You just need the discipline to follow the advice. You must have heard all of the above from your grandmother. Grandmother’s remedy is very often a good remedy – follow it for a healthy and pain free life!

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