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Neck Pain

The pain in your neck is common. Your neck muscles can become strained due to trauma, heart attacks, muscular stress and strain, meningitis, tumours, and bad posture like leaning over your desk or leaning over your computer. Osteoarthritis is a further common cause of neck pain. Your head is supported and moved by the bones, muscles, and ligaments of your neck. So neck pain can result from both inside and exterior injuries.

Rarely, neck pain could be a sign of something more serious. If your neck pain is severe, passes down your arm or shoulder, or is followed by paralysis or weakness in your hands or arms, see a doctor.

Neck pain is one of the vatavyadhis classified by Ayurveda as Manyastambha, which is caused by an intensified Vata dosha. An increased Vata imbalance can affect the muscles of the neck, resulting in pain, stiffness, and immobility.

Treatment in Ayurveda

Ayurvedic treatments are selected based on the type and severity of neck pain. Ayurvedic treatments aim to return the doshas to their natural states using a number of methods. Among the treatments are internal drugs, external therapies, dietary modifications, lifestyle changes, suitable exercise, and panchakarma procedures. The purificatory practices described in the Ayurveda literature are known as panchakarma treatments. Ayurvedic treatments aim to address the underlying cause of the ailment and prevent a recurrence. Procedures like vasti, virechana, nasya, and vamana from the panchakarma system of medicine can also be used to treat chronic neck pain.
Gokshura, rasonam, ashwagandha, and bala are some of the ayurvedic herbs and prasarini taila, laksha guggulu, maharasnadi kashayam, dashmoola kwatha, yogaraja guggulu, triphala rasayana are the ayurvedic medicine used in ayurvedic treatment.
Commonly used ayurvedic treatments are:

  • Abhyanga 
  • Lepana 
  • Dhara 
  • Greeva Basti
  • Patra pinda Sweda
  • Choorna pinda Sweda
  • Valuka Sweda 
  • Lavana Sweda
Ayurveda Treatments