The disorder results in acute neck pain, which is mainly presently in individuals above 40 years of age. This medical condition results from the formation of abnormal growth on the bones and cartilage of the cervical vertebrae (neck) and hence the name. The above mentioned spurs/growth can press the underlying nerve roots. The preliminary cause for all these is everyday wear and tear. Aging is another major contributing factor. Other factors may be:
Homoeopathic treatment of this disease comes up with very encouraging results. Treatment is aimed at temporarily decreasing the inflamed soft tissues. The medication depends on the level of degeneration occurring on the disk and bone. NSAIDS can be used in the beginning for reducing the stress experienced by the nerve roots. Subsequently, medicines like Guaicum, Rhus Tox, lachnanthes etc may be used. For the cases where one feels arm pain and numbness, Kalmia latifolia and paris quadrifolia can be taken. The abnormal growth can be dissolved with the help of Calcarea Flour. Conium Maculatum is prescribed when the disease is accompanied by vertigo.