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Age brings with it a number of diseases which make the human body vulnerable. A severe pain in the neck region is one of them. It is caused due to arthritis affecting inter-vertebral discs of spine and is called cervical spondylitis. The pain at times is so severe that it spreads to the shoulders, arms and even chest. Trauma, incorrect posture, sedentary life style or writing with head bent for long, aggravate the problem.
Cervical spondylitis Boil some dried ginger in small quantity of water to prepare a decoction. Add some pure castor oil in it. Take two tablespoon of this infusion before going to the bed.
Keep away from cold.
Avoid sour foods like tamarind, curd etc.
Avoid refined flour. Eating wheat flour with husk is very beneficial.
Do yoga exercises as they are most effective in cervical spondylitis.
Take care of your posture while sitting or writing.
Massage the back of the neck with warm sesame oil twice a day.
Drink one teaspoon of turmeric (haldi) mixed with 1 cup of warm milk at bed time.
Apply a hot fomentation on the neck with the help of salt poultice.
Boil some mustard oil with dried ginger for fifteen minutes. Massage it on the back of the neck.
Neem is a very useful herb for cervical spondylitis. Take some leaves of neem and pestle them in mortar to get a fine paste. Take this paste internally, early in the morning.
Take a clove of garlic on an empty stomach, daily.
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