In this period of modernization and fast life, people undergo many unwanted practices like improper sitting posture for long time in offices, continuous work in one posture, over exertion, lack of physical exercise, excessive loads to bearing movements during travelling and sports, all these factors create undue pressure and compressive injury to the spine, that play an important role in producing disease like Cervical Spondylosis. Modern medicine has limited conservative and surgical procedures which provide only temporary symptomatic relief and many times have hazardous side effects. In Ayurveda
through its sign and symptoms it can be correlated with Prishtagraha
. There is need to explore the Ayurvedic
perspective of cervical spondylosis by which we can cure and prevent this disease.
Aim & Objective: To study the clinical manifestations, etiological factors, pathogenesis and management of cervical spondylosis through Ayurvedic perspective.
Materials and Methods: For this study Ayurveda Samhitas like Charak Samhita, Sushruta Samhita etc, authentic publications, internet and modern medical literature have been reviewed.
Conclusion: It is concluded that, on the basis of clinical manifestation, pathogenesis and complication cervical spondylosis can be correlated with Pristha (back of neck) Graha (stiffness or obstruction) and the Ayurvedic treatment modalities can be used as an effective management in cervical spondylosis.