Overview of Cervical Spondylosis and its Management through Unani Medicine

  • Rabia Khan MD Scholar, Department of Moalajat, School of Unani Medical Education and Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
  • Yasmeen Shamsi Professor, Department of Moalajat, School of Unani Medical Education and Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
  • Md Wasi Akhtar Assistant Professor, Department of Moalajat, School of Unani Medical Education and Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India.
  • Sohrab A Khan Associate Professor, Department of Physiotherapy, School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India.
  • Sujata Mohanty Professor and Faculty Incharge, DBT Centre of Excellence for Stem Cell Research, AIIMS, New Delhi, India.
  • Sadia Nikhat Assistant Professor, Department of Ilaj bil Tadbeer, School of Unani Medical Education and Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India.
Keywords: Cervical Spondylosis, Neck Pain, Ilaj-bit-Tadbeer, Unani Medicine, Waja-ul-Unq


Cervical spondylosis is a common degenerative neuromuscular condition frequently encountered in young adults. About 25% of people under the age of 40 years show signs of spondylosis, which increases to 50% over the age of 40 years; and about 85% over the age of 60 years. In Unani medicine, cervical spondylosis is described as Waja-ul-Unq (neck pain) under the category of Auja-e-Mafasil which includes all types of joint pain. The symptoms are Waja (pain), Salabat (stiffness) restricted neck and shoulder movements, and Suda’a (headache). This review describes the modern as well as Unani perspectives of cervical spondylosis and its management through various conventional and Unani therapeutic modes. In the view of Unani perspective, it can be concluded that various modes of Ilaj-bit-Tadbeer (regimenal therapies) and pharmacotherapies may be recommended for the management of cervical spondylosis.

How to cite this article:
Khan R, Shamsi Y, Akhtar MW, Khan SA, Mohanty S, Nikhat S. Overview of Cervical Spondylosis and its Management through Unani Medicine. Chettinad Health City Med J. 2023;12(2):111-116.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24321/2278.2044.202338


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