Spondilon means vertebra. When there is inflammation in the ligaments and muscles surrounding the vertebras, this disorder is caused. This is high Vata and Pitta disorder.
As the age increases, there is natural tendency of wear and tear of the vertebras. When they become weak, they are afflicted by inflammation. Similar causes like trauma, disorder due to constant shocks by heavy equipment or bad road surface, incorrect posture like bending the neck while working at a computer, typing, writing, reading is also responsible for this problem.
Most commonly cervical vertebras are affected. There is pain in the neck that may radiate towards hands and fingers. Pain may be at the back near scapular region. Tingling and numbness to the hands is very common. Vertigo after bending neck may be present.
It is useful to try the following mixture for three weeks; 2 teaspoon Castor oil, 2 teaspoons fresh juice of ginger, ¼ teaspoon lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon ghee taken on empty stomach early in the morning. It is most important is to observe the correct posture while writing, typing, etc, forward bending of the neck should be avoided. While sleeping care should be taken that pillow is not too tick, because larger the pillow, the neck remains more in the forward bending position which increases the problem.
External application of vishgarbha oil should be followed by nadi sweda fomentation with the mixture of water and few drops of eucalyptus oil or leaves of vites negundo.
Tab. Triphala guggulu 250 mgm, 3 times a day or tab. Mahayogaraj guggulu 125 mm, 3 times a day for 15 days with maharasanadi decoction 15 ml. 3 time’s a day for 15 days , is ideal for relieving pain.