My wife has had cervical spondolysis is there any cure

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spells of severe giddiness is the most distressing part of effects, loses appetite, begins to have short breaths, anxiety level rises. she has suffered for nearly 25 years. Is there any cure?

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    Not really, spondolysis is when the spine slips forward on itself and puts pressure on the nerves and the spinal cord.  I'm assuming you've had xrays?  Has she tried a cervical distraction collar.  This contraption works well as I also have spondylolysis at C5/C6.  It takes the pressure off the nerves and gives me a lot of pain relief.  Good Luck!
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      That's interesting do you mean a neck collier I have got one but not tried it somebody told me no your neck will get stuck,so put me off.

      Thankyou.

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      No, a neck collar will eventually weaken all of your neck muscles and will make things worse.  If you do wear a neck collar, only for very short periods (I used mine for pain control, when things got really bad, but only for 5-10 minutes at a time).  This contraption has straps that fit under your chin in front and under your occipital bone at back and is attached to a pulley system that goes over a door and attaches to a large bag of water.  The water acts as a counter weight to pull the straps up (basically distracting your cervical spine) releasing any pressure on your joints and nerves.  You might need help setting it up, but it is low tech, drug free and it actually works.  Good Luck.
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    homeopathy can help and nothing else.exercises ofcourse n i hv heard that accupunture helps too.

     Indications of medicines

    Aconitum nap

    Sudden onset of complaints, after exposure to cold dry air. Pains with formication and numbness. Rheumatic inflammation of joints , pains intolerable. Intense bright red swelling of part. Sensitive to contact . worse at night. Sulphur has a strong relation to Aconite. In many of the old chronic cases where Sulphur would be used in strong vigorous constitutions Aconite will be suitable for a sudden attack and Sulphur for the chronic. Paralytic weakness of the arm and hand especially in writing.

    Belladonna

    It is one of our best remedies both in acute and chronic Rheumatism. Rheumatic stiff-neck caused by cutting the hairs, getting the head wet or sitting with the head exposed to a draft.

    Bryoniam *

    The pains are aggravated from the slightest motion and are relieved by remaining perfectly quiet. The affected parts are very hot and dark-red or pale-red. The tongue is either uniformly white or more characteristically, dry and white down the centre. The bowels are usually constipated. Hot patient. Thirst for cold drinks.

    Calcarea Carb **

    Rheumatic affections caused by working in water; rheumatism of the back and shoulders, after the failure of Rhus Tox .Rheumatism of the finger-joints.35 Chilly remedy

    Calcarea Phos * It is useful in Rheumatism appearing in any change of weather or on exposure to dampness. 

    Causticum ****

    It is called for Rheumatism especially, when the joints are stiff and the tendons shortened, drawing the limbs out of shape. Rheumatic pains attack particularly the articulation of the jaw; they are < from cold and are > by warmth. It is also useful in Rheumatism of the right deltoid

    Dulcamara

    It is useful in Rheumatism, made worse by sudden changes in the weather35.The rheumatic troubles induced by damp cold are aggravated by every cold change and somewhat relieved by moving about. Stiff neck. Rheumatism alternates with diarrhea.

    Ferrum met

    It is useful in Muscular Rheumatism, when the pains are < at night, and > by moving about slowly. It especially affects the left deltoid muscle.Best adapted to young weakly persons, anaemic and chlorotic, with pseudo-plethora. Worse; while sweating; while sitting still; after cold washing and overheating; midnight aggravation.

    Gelsemium ****

    It may be useful in Gonorrhoeal Rheumatism. Centers its action upon the nervous system, causing various degrees of motor paralysis. Writer's cramp. Worse; damp weather, fog, before a thunderstorm, emotion, or excitement, bad news, tobacco-smoking, when thinking of his ailments; at 10 am. Better ; bending forward, by profuse urination, open air, continued motion, stimulants .Chill running up and down the back. Thirstless remedy.

    Kalmia Latifolia ******* Very important remedy for cervical spondylosis and will fit a lot of cases.

    Pains shift rapidly. Neuralgia; pains shoot downwards, with numbness. Deltoid rheumatism especially right. Worse ; leaning forward; looking down; motion, open air. Rheumatism when it affects the chest and is especially useful when it shifts from the joints to the heart, particularly after external applications to the joints, of substances not homoeopathic to the case. The pulse is slow.

    Lac Caninum

    It is indicated when the pains are

    Lachesis. **

    Cannot bear anything tight anywhere. Lachesis sleeps into aggravation ;ailments that come on during sleep. Worse ,left side, in the spring, warm bath, pressure or constriction, hot drinks; Closing eyes. Better ; appearance of discharges, warm applications.

    Lycopodium **

    It is useful when the urine contains a lithic acid deposit. Associated with this are : The arm feels heavy and weak, but when he tries to use them finds that he can work quite well with them. The right side is usually the seat of the disease.The pains are < from beginning to move and > from continued motion . Hence aggravation in the afternoon from 4 to 8 pm 35

    Medorrhinum ***

    A powerful and deep-acting medicine , often indicated for chronic ailments due to suppressed gonorrhoea. Chronic rheumatism. Burning of hands and feet.Restless; better, clutching hands.Wants to be fanned all the time.Chills up and down back; coldness of legs, hands, and forearms.Sleeps in knee-chest position.Worse ; when thinking of ailment, from daylight to sunset, heat, inland. Better ; at the seashore, lying on stomach, damp weather.

    Nux Vomica ***

    It is useful when the Rheumatism involves the larger joints and muscles. The symptoms are almost always < towards morning. Cervico-brachial neuralgia; worse, touch, cold. Must sit up in order to turn in bed. Sitting is painful.

    Phosphorus **

    It is particularly indicated when endocarditis or myocarditis occurs during the course of acute inflammatory rheumatism or pneumonia. Weakness and trembling, from every exertion.Can lie only on right side. Worse ; touch; physical or mental exertion; twilight; warm food or drink; change of weather, from getting wet in hot weather; evening; lying on left or painful side; during a thunder-storm; ascending stairs. Better ; in dark, lying on right side, cold food; cold; open air;washing with cold water; sleep.

    Phosphoric acid  ******* another remedy that will fit a lot of cases of cervical sponylosis..

    The common acid "debility" is very marked in this remedy, producing a nervous exhaustion.Boring pain between scapulae. Better ; from keeping warm.Worse ; exertion, from being talked to; loss of vital fluids; sexual excesses; Everything impeding circulation causes aggravation of symptoms.

    Phytolacca.

    Shooting pain in right shoulder, with stiffness and inability to raise arm. Rheumatism pains; worse in morning. Pains fly like electric shocks, shooting, lancinating, shifting rapidly. Worse ; sensitive to electric changes; Effects of getting wet, when it rains,exposure to damp, cold weather, rest.

    Pulsatilla  ****

    The tearing pains force the patient to move the affected parts. Erratic pain,now here and now there ,pressure relieves these pains; they are usually < from warmth, in the evening and on beginning to move, and are > by cold and from slow motion. Dry mouth with no thirst.

    Rhus Tox  ****

    Relief of symptoms by continued motion and aggravation on beginning to move is present there is aggravation during damp weather or from dwelling in damp places. It is especially suitable for Rheumatism after exposure to cold or wet, particularly when one is over-heated or perspiring. Other notable symptoms are: restlessness, all the time. The prominent projection of bones are sore to the touch, as for example the cheek-bones. Rheumatism of the muscles of the back and shoulders.

    Silicea  **

    It is useful in Chronic Rheumatism. It is one of the remedies on which to depend in treating hereditary rheumatism. The pains are predominantly in the shoulders and in the joints and are < at night and when uncovering35 Great sensitiveness to taking cold. Pain begins at occiput, and spreads over head and settles over eyes. Worse; new moon, in morning, from washing, during menses, uncovering, lying down, damp, lying on, left side, cold. Better; warmth, wrapping up head, summer; in wet or humid weather.

    Sulphur ***** certain remedies like Suphur, Lycopodium, Calcaria Carbonica will end up being constitutional remedies and will be needed for a complete cure. Best to consult a homeopath to figure out which remedies these are for you. Below are the indications for Sulphur.

    It is indicated both in the acute and chronic rheumatism, particularly the latter, when the inflammatory swellings ascend, i.e., they begin in the feet and extend up the body. The pains are < in bed and at night. Burning in the feet, which the patient uncovers.

    Magnesia phos **

    Neuralgia every night, well during the day.Acute pains, coming periodically, excruciating, spasmodic, extending to the ends of nerve-fibres. especially right side; crampy, shooting, darting pains, aggravation by touch and after going to bed; also neuralgia of stomach and abdomen.> warmth, pressure.

    Natrum mur ***

    Ciliary neuralgia from sunrise to sunset, aggravation about noon; darting, shooting orbital neuralgia with flow of saliva or involuntary tears; face ache with constipation, Aggravation mornings, from reading, writing and talking. Amelioration at the seaside.

    Terebinthina

    Neuralgia brachialis and subscapularis, supraorbitalis; mostly evenings and during the night in bed till morning; Neuralgic headache; motion, difficult, at it starts or increases the pain ; sometimes caused by sudden check of perspiration.

    Formica rufa (myrmexine).

    An arthritic medicine. Gout and articular rheumatism; pains worse, motion; better, pressure.Right side most affected. Muscles feel strained and torn from their attachment. Rheumatism comes on with suddenness and restlessness.Worse ; cold and cold washing, dampness, before a snowstorm. Better ; warmth, pressure, rubbing; combing hair.

    Lachnanthes ******* This is ano ther remedy used a lot in treating cervical spondylosis this remedy will fit a lot of cases as well.

    A remedy for torticollis, rheumatic symptoms about neck. Right-sided pain, extending down to jaw; head feels enlarged; worse, least noise. Sensation as if a piece of ice was lying on back between shoulders, followed by chill, with gooseflesh all over.

    Paris quadrifolia ******** Another very important remedy in treating Cervical Spondylosis. This remedy will fit a lot of cases.

    Sense of weight and weariness in nape of neck and across shoulders. Neuralgia, beginning in left intercostal region, and extending into left arm. Arm becomes stiff, fingers clenched. Fingers often feel numb. Numbness of upper limbs31.

    Picricum acidum.

    Neurasthenia. Occipital pain; worse, slightest mental exertion. Vertigo and noises in ear. Burning along spine. Cannot get warm. .Worse ; least exertion, especially mental, after sleep, wet weather; A summer or hot weather remedy; patient is worse then. Better ; from cold air, cold water, tight pressure.

    Angustura

    Sensation of tremulousness in muscles of neck; pain in cervical vertebrae, as if dislocated, when lifting the arm; drawing stiff feeling in the morning in bed and in afternoon, with stitches extending deep into chest, during motion.

    Bellis Perennis

    This may be taken as a keynote: "effects of cold or iced drinks when heated"; rheumatism from this cause. Near and remote effects of blows, falls, accidents (trauma). "waking up too early in the morning and cannot get to sleep again" is a leading indication for its use.

    Cereus Bonplandii

    Tenderness on pressure along the spines of all the cervical and upper dorsal vertebrae; pain in cardiac region, with tenderness over left ribs just below the heart.

    Pimpinello - (Bibernell).-

    Respiratory mucus membrane sensitive to draughts, pain and coldness in occiput and nape. Whole body weak; heavy head and drowsiness; lumbago and stiff neck; pain from nape to shoulder; chilliness

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