FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) ABOUT CERVIRITE
(INCLUDES DOSAGE PATTERN)
What are the commonly encountered problems relating to the cervical vertebrae?
The common problems encountered are, Pain in the neck, hands, back of the scalp, numbness in the hands, lack of sensation in certain.
Areas of the hands, difficulty and restriction in the movement of the neck, Head ache localized at the back of the head & giddiness on jerky neck movements.
What are these caused due to?
Pain in the neck region can be caused by a variety of reasons. Different centers in and around the cervical vertebrae are sensitive to pain and problems connected with any of these regions can cause pain. The Periosteum (The outer layer of the cervical vertebrae), The anterior and posterior ligaments (the ligaments which run along the vertebrae and stabilize them), The facet joints (the joint formed between the sideward protrusions of the vertebrae) The para-vertebral muscles are all pain sensitive and any lesions to the above structures are capable of producing pain.
Pain, numbness and lack of sensation in the other areas arc produced by problems effecting the nerves that emerge from the cervical region. By far, the most common cause of neck pain is the spasm of the para-vertebral muscles of the neck.
The main causes of these problems are
2) Herniated inter-vertebral disks,
3) Fibro-myalgia and myo-fascial pain syndromes.
Though the three refer to three different entities, they are interrelated and often super-imposed.
What is Spondylosis?
Spondylosis is a condition of degeneration of the inter-vertebral disks, which advances with advancing age and which, in course of time, also involves tile adjacent vertebrae and the para-vertebral structures. The elasticity of the inter-vertebral disks is lost and it predisposes
the disks to injury and tear. It also leads to inflammatory changes which in turn brings about calcification (deposition of calcium) leading to extra bone formations called osteophytes in the adjoining structures.
What is Herniated inter-vertebral disk?
The inter-vertebral disks arc made-up of two concentric layers, the inner gel like Annulus Pulpous and the outer fibrous Annulus fibrosus. As a result of advancing age, the nucleus looses fluid, volume and resiliency and the entire disc structure becomes more susceptible to trauma and compression. This condition is called as "Dehydration of the disk". The disk then is highly vulnerable to tears and as these occur, the inner annulus pulposus protrudes through the fibrous layer, producing a bulge in the inter-vertebral disk. This condition is named as "herniated disk". This can then cause compression to the spinal cord or the emerging nerve roots and lead to associated problems.
What is fibromyalgia and myo-fascial pain syndrome?
These are conditions characterized by pain in the muscles following severe spasm associated with morning stiffness, disturbed sleep, a - feeling of swelling and have clear trigger points. These points are tender and when palpated produce the typical pain.
What are the consequences of the above problems?
The condition gradually progresses with age and the patients develop diminition in the range of movement in all directions apart from Myelopathy (Degeneration of the myelin sheath of the nerves) leading to weakness, atrophy, difficulty in using the small muscles of the hands and sensory loss in the extremities.
Herniated cervical disk:-
Herniation of the cervical disk produces problems according to the site of herniation and if the bulge is central it can lead to compression of the spinal cord leading to de-myalination and to myelopathy charecterised by a feeling of chillness, loss of bladder and bowel control and generalized lack of strength of the muscles in the region below the site of lesion. If lateral, it may compress the emerging spinal nerve roots and produce symptoms like pain, numbness, loss of sensation and reduction in reflexes in the areas innervated.
This condition only produces the immediate symptoms and does not lead to other long-term complications. It only predisposes the patient to injury.
What are the current approaches to treatment of these conditions in modern medicine?
Treatment is often difficult and frustrating. In some patients mild analgesic drugs, heat and massage yield temporary relief In patients
with trigger points, massage or local injection with local anesthetics may give relief. For some patients combination of the above with treatment of associated psychological disorders is necessary for long-term relief.
Herniated cervical disk:
Though the management of herniated disk is controversial, the first step is bed rest. For those not responding to rest, surgical removal of the bulging disk followed by fusion of the vertebrae is the only option in modem medicine.
Conservative management comprises of bed rest, cervical traction and use of cervical soft collar. If patients develop progressive neurological deficit, surgical removal of the disk with spinal fusion is the only option in conventional medicine.
What are the long terms consequences of the above therapeutic approaches?
There is no known medical treatment in modern medicine and the long term success of the conventional therapy is highly limited. Surgery offers moderate relief but is associated with the risks of a major surgery involving delicate structures and vital parts. Apart from the same, itleads to restricted mobility.
How does Ayurveda interpret these conditions?
Ayurveda understands the functioning of the body as comprising of three basic functions, Movement, Change and growth & stability, which are referred to as the thrcc doshas Vata, Pitta & Kapha. These functions in a state of equilibrium lead to health and in-equilibrium to diseases. The disturbance to anyone of these ultimately leads to problems related to all the three functions. Treatment in Ayurveda is aimed at restoring the equilibrium through correction of the underlying functional in-equilibrium.
Treatment comprises of three approaches, Elimination (Sodhanam) of the accumulated toxic products of digestion, metabolism and the disease process, Pacification (Samanam) and correction of the entities responsible for altered functioning and Rasayanam (Rejuvenation) of the bodily tissue to regain and maintain natural strength and vitality.
Vata, the principle of movement is the predominant function with the skeleto-muscular system and the nervous system. Problems relating to these systems are predominantly caused by vitiated Vata. The vitiation of vata is caused by two mechanisms. One of them is obstruction to vata due to malfunctioning of kapha and pitta. The other one is increase-of vata independently as in the case of the degenerative problems.
The therapeutic approach to the two types of vitiation are different. If Vata's functions are deranged due to Kapha and Pitta, as in the case of inflammation, correcting them through elimination and pacification is the method to be adopted. For diseases due to Vata alone ( the degenerative disorders), the concept is to use medications which arrest the degenerative processes.
While fIbromyalgia is a condition where Vata is deranged due to Pitta and Kapha, the other two. problems are due to Vata alone. The treatment of cervical spondylosis and herniated disk comprises of use of medications to arrest the degenerative process.
Which is the product recommended for these problems?
Cervirite, a product drawn from these concepts offers a tota1 solution to the problems described above. In fibromyalgia in addition to
external massage, Cervirite, offers excellent relief from the para-vertebral muscular spasms and thereby alleviates the pain. Regular use of cervirite also helps in prevention of episodes.
By regular usage,it helps to prevent the loss of elasticity of the disks thereby reducing the chances of disk herniation and also in retarding the spondylotic changes by it's unique action. .
Cervirite thus establishes near total normalcy in the subjects on regular usage.
What is Cervirite made of?
Cervirite comprises of sesame oil medicated with a number of herbs, traditionally used in the treatment of various diseases of the nervous and skeleto muscular systems for over thousand years in the sub-continent of India. There arc no synthetic contents in the product.
How does Cervirite work?
Sesame oil which is base of the product is the most important components in the treatment of diseases of Vata and has the ability to strengthen and prevent degeneration of bones & cartilages. It also helps in relieving muscular spasms. Sesame oil adopts the medicinal properties of the herbs with which it is medicated. Hence this product is prepared by medicating sesame oil with herbs which are renowned in the treatment of diseases due to Vata (Degenerative conditions) and with milk.
Dasamulam ( The ten roots) are among the most widely used herbs in the treatment of all diseases of Vata. They are also specifically nervine tonics. Yava, Kola & Kulatha are very effective as anti-spasmodics. They are also effective externally as poultices to relieve pain and rigidity. Bala is one of the most powerful nervine tonics and it is also very helpful in strengthening the muscles and tendons. It is also an analgesic.The madhura gana is a group of herbs, specifically useful for rejuvenation of tissues.
These herbs help to rejuvenate and re-hydrate the inter-vertebral disks when used in combination with sesame oil. Bala and Vilwa (one of the ten roots) and Aswagandha ( part of Madhura gana) have analgesic action and help to relieve the pain associated with nerve root compression Devadaru & Sarala are anti-spasmodics and help to relieve local pain due to para-vertebral muscle spasm. Amruta, Madhuka and Manjishta are renowned anti-inflammatory herbs and they help to overcome the associated inflammation in acute conditions. Kshira (Milk) is renowned as a tonic for the skeleto-muscular and nervous systems, the seats of Vata. The other ingredients render synergestic action with the main herbs to enhance action, reduce possible ill-effects and to balance the formula for use by people of different constitutions.
Who are the persons who will significantly benefit from the use of Cervirite?
- Persons working on computers for extended hours.
- Persons with jobs necessitating long distance travel regularly.
- Persons above the age of fifty.
- Persons with history of previous injury and sprains to the neck.
- All persons who are at risk of getting cervical spondylosis.
- Persons suffering from fibromyalgia in the neck
- Persons with herniated cervical disks.
- Persons with cervical spondylosis
- Persons with writer's spasm
What is the recommended dosage?
Cervirite is available as soft gel capsules and is to be taken in the following dosage
As a preventive: Two capsules twice daily after food.
As a curative: In the acute stage - Three capsules thrice a day
Later - Three capsules twice a day.
What are the special advantages of the use of Cervirite?
Cervirite is an absolutely safe herbal product and offers a total solution to the problem. By regular usage, it even helps to restore neck mobility in patients with prolonged illness and impaired neck mobility in addition to relief of pain and other associated symptoms.
Are there any precautions to be exercised with the use of Cervirite?
Cervirite contains sesame oil medicated with herbs and milk, and so contains fats. Persons with high lipid levels are advised to proportionately cut down on other dietary fats while using cervirite continuously.
Are there other procedures to be adopted along with the use of Cervirite for better results?
Yes, many other factors help in optimizing results.
Maintenance of good posture while sitting and especially while working on Computers, avoidance of a regular pillow for head rest while in bed and use of special type of pillow called "Cervical pillow': are advisable. Exercise to the neck is not indicated in the acute stage but certainly offers benefits as a preventive measure.
The use of a soft collar while traveling on uneven surfaces is absolutely necessary.
During acute conditions, rest and the use of a rigid cervical collar is recommended.
Mild forms of massage offer relief in the acute stages of fibromyalgia. Warmth is certainly beneficial in all these conditions.
Can pain killing medication be used along with Cervirite?
Yes, there is no problem with the concomitant use of Cervirite and NSAIDs.
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