Yoga Poses for Cervical Spondylosis


Cervical refers to a condition which results in vertebrae, ligament and disc deterioration in the neck or parts of the neck or cervical spine. It is generally referred to as the cervical of the neck. It is generally found after a specific age, however, sometimes it is also found in middle-aged persons if they are in regular use of Laptop, computers, cell phones, and other gadgets. It can affect any person irrespective of age, gender, or class, but mostly found in old age group. The tear and wear of bones and cartilage give rise to Cervical Spondylosis. However, there are certainly other factors that also cause cervical.

According to a study done by the Cervical Clinic, Cervical Spondylosis is present in almost more than 90 percent of people who are at the middle age or at the age of 60 years or above. People suffering from this disease may experience stiffness, severe and chronic pain. Cervical Spondylosis cause changes to the discs, joints, and bones of the neck. With the growing age, the discs, joints, and bones gradually break down, become stiff and lose fluid.

Symptoms of cervical spondylosis

The symptoms normally consist of pain and stiffness in the neck. The following signs of cervical spondylosis are:

  • Stiff neck or pain in the neck
  • Shoulder pain that may extend partially to the chest
  • A feel of Numbness in the hands and legs
  • Eye Coordination problems
  • Difficulties in body reflexes
  • A feeling of weakness in legs and bones
  • Fever due to severe neck pain

However, these symptoms tend to improve with rest. They are most severe at the beginning of the day and end o the day.

When the Cervical Spondylosis put the pressure on the spinal cord, Cervical Stenosis, then this condition is named as Cervical Myelopathy. People who suffer from this situation may experience the following symptoms,

  • Weakness in the hands, legs, feet, and arms
  • Numbness in the hands, legs, feet, and arms
  • Tingling in the hands, legs, feet, and arms
  • Abnormal reflexes
  • Loss of control over bowel and bladder
  • Muscle spasms
  • Sensation

Risk Factors that give rise to cervical spondylosis

The man risk that involves causing the pain of cervical spondylosis is aging. Dehydrated spinal discs, herniated spinal discs, and bone spurs are the consequences of the growing age. The other factors that increase the risk of this problem are;

  • Smoking
  • Being inactive
  • Overweight or obesity
  • Genetic factors
  • The family history of cervical spondylosis
  • Neck injuries
  • Work or activities related to neck or puts extra pressure or strain on neck such as heavy lifting
  • Repetitive stress
  • Holding the neck for a longer period of time in an uncomfortable posture
  • Wrong neck posture

Cervical can sometimes also be consequential in narrowing the space required by the spinal cord and the nerve roots to pass through your spinal cord to the rest of the body.

There are no effective medicines which are present in the market to cure the Cervical however some easy yoga exercises may definitely play an important role in the treatment of Cervical at a very advanced stage.  Some advantages of yoga for patients who generally suffer from cervical spondylosis are that they relieve the pressure on your strained muscles and relax them. It also improves the circulation of blood in the affected area.

Yoga poses for Cervical Spondylosis

Some of the yoga asanas are mentioned herein below which may prove to be the game changer for the patients:

Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)

This is the ultimate remedy to many of the body related problems. People having problems of severe pain the neck and shoulder along with the cervical must positively perform Surya Namaskar. Regular performing of Sun Salutation tends to make the strong spine and gives the person relief from shoulder and neck pain which were prior to this regular for him.

Matsyasana (Pose of Fish)

This pose is very useful in the sense that it provides strength and power to the entire vertebral system. Being of huge benefit to the cervical region it also helps to reduce the fractionate of stress and strain which is generally caused due to regular sitting in front of the system like laptops and computers.

Bhujangasana (Pose of the Cobra)

A certain category of diseases including normal unhealthiest of the body is caused due to pressure in the spine. The spine is the major connection through which all nerve impulses are carried from the brain into the body. Cobra pose yoga also removes the problems of the neck and shoulder and therefore acts as a good treatment for cervical problems.

Makarasana (Pose of the Crocodile)

It may sound somewhat funny but this type of Yoga asana is extremely beneficial for the spine to get to its normal shape and release the compression of the spinal nerves. It is usually very effective in the treatment of cervical spondylosis including the pain of neck and shoulders and backbones.

Bal-Shayanasana (The Infant’s Pose)

Balshayan asana is a good remedy for those patients and persons who generally suffer from lower back pain or cervical spondylosis because of regular stress due to workload.

Ardha Salbhaasana (The Pose of Half Locust)

A very easy asana which is performed by gently lifting the back extension is extremely beneficial in cervical pains at large including getting rid of the very popular sciatica. If patients perform it regularly, this pose can give you great relief and salve from cervical spondylosis and neck pain. If researchers are to be believed, this asana has been found to be thoroughly useful in alleviating cervical spondylosis, backache and sciatica as exclaimed to you previously. Therefore, this one is a must.

Ardha Naukasana (The Half boat pose)

Ardha naukasana is one of the Asana which is very effective in salving the patients of cervical & backbone problems. Besides this,  it can help the patients of the cervical in managing ones continuing indigestion, constipation and stomach irregularities. These are also suggestive to the patients who are suffering from Type two (2) diabetes.

Shanshank-Bhujangasana ( Pose of the Striking Cobra)

Shanshank-Bhujangasana is another one of the important asanas that help in improving flexibility and strength of the spine which can get rids of all the backbone related problems which may occur in the ordinary course.  The combination of Shanshank and Bhujangasana are extremely beneficial in the treatment of spondylosis cause due to stress, tension, and excessive workload .

Kohni Chalana (Regular rotations of the Elbow)

Regular rotations of the Elbow is extremely useful to improve the flexibility and strength of the shoulders and the neck which may further be beneficial in the prevention of cervical spondylosis, pain in the back and frozen shoulders.

Marjariasana (The Cat Pose)

Marjariasana is one of the asanas which provides for a gentle massage to your spine with soft hands and helps to loosen up the vertebral column. It is generally recommended to those patients of cervical who have regular spines and chronic neck problems. Marjariasana is also beneficial treating of backache and cervical pain.

When to visit the doctor?

If you suspect any symptoms related to cervical spondylosis and not getting relief from exercise, then you should immediately consult your doctor for a better recommendation of medicines.


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