CERVICAL REDICULOPATHY: A CURE BY PANCHAKARMA ALONG WITH MARMA THERAPY (A CASE STUDY)

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Abstract

Cervical radiculopathy is a pain and/or sensorimotor deficit syndrome that are defined as being caused by compression of a cervical nerve root. The compression can occur as a result of disc herniation, spondylosis, instability, trauma, or rarely, tumors. Patient presentations can range from complaints of pain, numbness, and/or tingling in the upper extremity to electrical type pains or even weakness. Surgery is advocated for cervical radiculopathy in patients who have intractable pain, progressive symptoms, or weakness that fails to improve with conservative therapy at about 6 months. A case of cervical spondylotic rediculopathy was followed up for 6 months upon an Ayurvedic composite intervention and subsequently reported. The composite treatment plan included Ayurvedic oral medicines as well as Panchakarma procedures along with Marma Therapy. A substantial clinical and patient centered outcome improvement in existing condition and quality of life was observed after the Ayurvedic treatment given to this patient.

Keywords: cervical radiculopathy, disc bulge, Panchkarma, Marma Therapy

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