Neck Pain in Ayurveda

Neck pain also known as cervical pain, is the general feeling of pain and discomfort in the vertebrae region. Pain can center in the neck, or can radiate out to other areas such as the arms. Pain can be minor or severe, and can last a short period and self-correct, or can be chronic (long-term). Neck issues can happen suddenly through an injury such as whiplash, or can develop slowly over time.

 

Causes of Neck Pain

Neck pain can be because of a few reasons, minor injury to the muscles, tendons, or ligaments in the neck are a common cause of pain and typically heal on their own, other causes are:

 

Neck strain

Degenerative disc disease

Neck injury – whiplash, herniated disc or a pinched nerve

Neck pain due to throat virus infection causing swelling of the lymph node and neck pain

Infection of the spine bones in the neck

Fibromyalgia

Polymyalgia

Rheumatica

 

Ayurvedic treatment for neck pain involves the pacification of the aggravated vata and restoring its normal functions. At Krishnendu Ayurveda, we have a very systematic approach in treating neck pain; we plan a customized treatment for each individual which is specific to their symptoms.