Herbal Remedy For Cervical Dystonia

Abstract

Dystonia is a disease in which there is an involuntary movement of muscles. In this disease a person’s muscles contract uncontrollably. This contraction causes the affected part to twist involuntarily which further results in repetitive movements. This disease can affect one part (focal dystonia) or one or more parts (segmental dystonia) or all parts (general dystonia) in the body. Sometimes it can affect the muscles of the entire body. The movements in this disease may be painful and sometimes may have tremors or other neurological symptoms. One of the types of dystonia is cervical dystonia. In this article we are going to discuss this dystonia type and its ayurvedic management.

Introduction

Cervical dystonia is a rare neurological condition. In this disease your neck muscles contract involuntarily into abnormal positions. It causes repetitive twisting of the neck and head. This rare disorder can occur at any age, but most often occurs in middle aged people. The severity of this dystonia varies from person to person. This cervical dystonia is also called spasmodic torticollis. This is a common form of focal dystonia. This disorder causes discomfort to the patient due to abnormal postures. It can affect the quality of the life of patients.

Types of cervical dystonia (posture difference)

The muscle contractions involved in this disorder can cause the head to twist in different directions such as

  • Head and chin twist sideways, towards shoulder (torticollis). This is the most common type of cervical dystonia
  • Chin downward (anterocollis)
  • Chin upward (retrocollis)
  • Tilting sideways (laterocollis)

Etiology/Causes

In most of the cases with cervical dystonia, the cause is not known. But it is believed that people who have cervical dystonia have a family history. Some researchers have found gene mutations associated with this disease. This disease is also linked to head, neck and shoulder injuries.

Some other possible causes are

  • Neurological disorder such as parkinson’s
  • Medications such as antipsychotics blocks the dopamine
  • A psychological problem

Clinical features/Signs and symptoms

Pain is the most common and frequent symptom of cervical dystonia. Usually symptoms of this disorder may begin slowly and can involve any muscle of the neck. The symptoms may get worse with time.

the common symptoms include

  • Pain in neck region
  • Difficulty in movement
  • Hand tremors
  • Head tremors
  • Headache
  • A raised shoulder
  • Enlargement of neck muscles

Risk factors

The person who is at the risk of this disorder is

  • Women (affected more than men)
  • Between the ages 40-60 years
  • Family history (high risk)

Diagnosis

The diagnosis is based on the clinical examination. Doctor will go through the detailed patient history. A complete physical examination alone can make a diagnosis of cervical dystonia. To rule out any underlying conditions the doctor will prescribe MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and some blood tests.

Treatment

There is no cure for cervical dystonia. In some people, symptoms may disappear without any treatment. But recurrence is common in this disorder. But in severe cases, conservative and surgical management should be done.

Medications

Botulinum toxin injection should be given into the affected neck muscle

Surgical

If medications do not show good results then the doctor might suggest surgery.

Surgical procedures may include

  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Cutting the nerve

But these procedures have their own side effects. So it’s better to start herbal treatment for this disorder

Herbal remedies for cervical dystonia

Herbal remedies are very effective against every disease because of its no side effects. Planet Ayurveda offers herbal products for the treatment of cervical dystonia. This is a leading herbal manufacturing company whose products are 100% pure and vegetarian and also prepared from the standardized extracts of potential herbs.

Planet Ayurveda offers following herbal products for this disease

  1. Ashwagandha Capsules
  2. Brahmi Capsules
  3. Boswellia Curcumin
  4. Yograj Guggul
  5. Aamvatantak Churna
  6. Giloy Capsules

Products description

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

This is a single herbal formulation. These capsules are made from the extracts of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). This is a wonderful herb for general debility. It is known as a natural stress buster. This herb brings back the strength of the muscles and calms down the body. This is a natural rejuvenator that helps to maintain proper nourishment of the tissues and muscles. It is a nerve tonic which enhances physical as well as mental stamina. By these qualities it is effective against cervical dystonia.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day with plain water after meals

2. Brahmi Capsules

This is a most effective memory boosting herbal product. This single herbal formulation is famous for its memory enhancing properties. It is prepared from standardized extracts of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). It increases concentration, stamina and helps in mental fatigue. It nourishes the neurons and improves its retention ability. It also improves the function of the muscles. It gives relief from cervical dystonia.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day with plain water after meals

3. Boswellia Curcumin

This is a poly herbal formulation. It is an effective combination of anti-inflammatory herbs. It helps to reduce pain and swelling in joints. It is prepared from two potential herbs Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). It helps decrease inflammation and promotes good circulation to the joints. It is used to alleviate the symptoms of cervical dystonia.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day with plain water after meals

4. Yograj Guggul

This classical Ayurvedic formulation is nature’s best solution to musculoskeletal disorders. This helps to pacify Vata in the joints , nerves and muscles. It is prepared from potential herbs such as Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Pippali (Piper longum), Ajwain (Carum copticum), Vidang (Embelia ribes), Kulanjan (Alpinia galangal), Chavya (Piper chaba) etc. It nourishes the muscles of the affected side of the body. Hence helps in treating cervical dystonia. It rejuvenates and strengthens the skeletal and neuromuscular system.

Dosage: 1 tablet twice a day with plain water after meals

5. Aamvatantak Churna

This is the best herbal formulation for arthritis and painful joints. This herbal product of planet ayurveda works as the best anti-inflammatory and detoxifying herbs. It is prepared from the herbs such as Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Methi (Trigonella foenumgraecum), Suranjan (Colchicum autumnale), Gorakhmundi (Sphaeranthus indicus) and Shunthi (Zingiber officinale). It reduces inflammation, swelling and joint pain. It is a purely a natural herbal remedy for musculoskeletal diseases.

Dosage: ½ teaspoon twice a day with plain water after meals

6. Giloy Capsules

This is a single herbal product of planet ayurveda. It is prepared from the standardized extracts of Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). This is a wonderful antipyretic herb. It has anti-inflammatory properties. This ayurvedic herb helps build up a strong immune system. It manages the symptoms of cervical dystonia.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day with plain water after meals

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030 Or Check Website – www.PlanetAyurveda.com

Conclusion

At last we can say that the above provided information is right. The above formulations of planet ayurveda help in managing cervical dystonia disease. The positive point of these herbal products is that they are free from any kind of side effects and treat the disease from its root cause. so it’s better to use Ayurvedic products for better results.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan is one of the best Ayurvedic doctor from Chandigarh, North India. Chandigarh is situated in north India about 200 miles north of New Delhi. Ayurvedic medicine is getting quiet popular now a days and Dr. Vikram Chauhan is leading Ayurvedist from Chandigarh having solved many complicated cases from North India as well as rest of the world.