On 14th February 2004
Dr. Dominic Puthoor, M. S. (Ortho), Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur
Patient with neck problem is confused at the different modalities of treatment offered to him. It is better we know each other so that we can help our patients better.
Like him, I too was confused which aspect of cervical spondylosis shall I discuss.
Following conditions are pertinent in this discussion:
What is the surgical treatment of acute disc prolapse? - Just remove the prolapsed portion of the disc.
Graying of hair, menopause, need for spectacles in middle age are normal aging processes. Similar aging changes in the vertebral column is called SPONDYLOSIS. Cervical spondylosis is not a disease but a stage in human life. So don't try to treat cervical spondylosis. Treat patient if only he has symptoms. Aim is taking patient back to asymptomatic stage.
Dr. Sr. Austin, BAM, MD, Research Officer & Consultant Physician, Amala Ayurvedic Hospital
"Thalam prathyanguleenam thu kantara bahu prushtathah
bahu cheshtapaharanee viswachee nama saa smruthah" (Ah)
"Bahvoah karmakshayakaree viswacheethi hi saa smruthah" (Su. Ni)
"iswachee gridharasee choktha khalwee theevra rujanwitha" (Ah)
"Khallee thu padajankhoru kateesoolavamodini" (Ch. Chi. 26)
Viswachi is a disease which exhibits weakness or sensational disturbances, disturbances of the movements of the hand. When this disease presents with severe pain it is referred to as Khallwee. According to Nyayachandrika vyakhaya of Susrutha samhita, this disease can occur in two types- One is with vatakapha predominance. In vata predominance pain will be more and numbness, weakness and loss of appetite will be present. "Evamapi vatad vatakaphascha gridharasi samanyatha"Download complete Research Papers
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