Management of cervical spondylosis in unani system of medicine
Azhar Jabeen, Shaista Anwar Mansoori, Shazia Jilani and Roohi Azam
Cervical spondylosis is one of the most common degenerative conditions of the spine. It is caused by the degeneration of cervical intervertebral discs, osteophytosis of vertebral bodies, hypertrophy of the facets and laminal arches, and ligamentous and segmental instability. Risk factors are Age, occupation, genetics, previous injury or trauma. The main complaints are pain in the head, neck and shoulder with corresponding tenderness, sometimes radiation and decreased cervical range of motion. Conventional treatment for cervical spondylosis includes pharmacological and non-pharmacological modalities. All these treatment modalities have a range of effects and their availability is meagre and cost over burdened. Hijamah is a Unani regimenal mode of treatment which has been proved effective in various musculoskeletal disorders. In present paper efforts has been made to elaborate the role of Hijamah in the management of cervical spondylosis and to correlate its mechanism with other physical therapies like traction and message therapy, ultrasound and diathermy.
How to cite this article:
Azhar Jabeen, Shaista Anwar Mansoori, Shazia Jilani, Roohi Azam. Management of cervical spondylosis in unani system of medicine. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(10):655-660.