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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 71-75

Effect of Grīvā Vasti in management of Grīvā Asthi Sandhi Gata Vāta (Cervical Spondylosis)

Department of Kayachikita, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Yogesh Kumar Pandey
Department of Kayachikita, NIA, Jaipur, Rajasthan
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DOI: 10.4103/0257-7941.134618

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Introduction: Cervical spondylosis is a general term for age-related wear and tear affecting the spinal disks in the neck. Keeping in view the increasing incidence of this problem in modern society a study was conducted with following. Aims and Objectives: The aim of the following study is to assess the efficacy of Grīvā Vasti in the management of cervical spondylosis. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted on 10 clinically, pathologically, and radiologically diagnosed patients of cervical spondylosis, selected from outpatient department/In -patient department wing of P.G. Department of Kāya Chikitsā, N.I.A., Jaipur, satisfying the inclusion criteria. Patients were treated with Grīvā Vasti with Daśamūla Tailam for 35-45 min duration, for 14 days. Assessments were performed with regard to neck disability index before and after treatment. Statistical Analysis: Statistical analysis was done with the help of Instat GraphPad 3 using Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed ranks test. Result: Relief in neck disability index was 65.70%, which was statistically significant (P < 0.01). Conclusion: Result indicates that Grīvā Vasti is an effective treatment in cervical spondylosis.

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