What is Slipped Disc, Sciatica, Lower Back Pain:-
is a tear in the outer fibrous ring of an inter vertebral disc allows the soft, central portion to bulge out beyond the damaged outer ring, the disc is said to be herniated. this results the problem Slipped Disc, Sciatica, Lower Back Pain.
A tear in the disc ring may results in the release of chemicals causing inflammation, which can result in severe pain even in the absence of nerve root compression.
Disc herniation is normally a further development of a previously existing disc protrusion, in which the outermost layers of annuls fibrous are still intact,but can bulge when the disc is under pressure.
This condition of spine is known as Slipped Disc, Sciatica, Lower Back Pain. Symptoms are experienced only on one side of the body mostly but sometime it is alternate or in both legs together.
Over weight , Accidents, Riding motor bike on bad roads, Camel riding horse riding, fell down on the ground at vertical position, degeneration of bones Age factor, sleeping in wrong position,, working very long duration in sitting one posture.
Sign and Symptoms
Severe lower back pain, unrelenting neck pain are the most beginning symptoms, that radiates into regions served by nerve roots which have been irritated or impinged by the hern
iated material. Often, herniated discs are not diagnosed immediately, as patients present with undefined pains in the thighs, knees, or feet.
Symptoms may include sensory changes such as numbness, tingling, paresthesia, and motor changes such as muscular weakness, paralysis, and affection of reflexes. These symptoms are known under sciatica pain is usually continuous or at least continuous in a specific position of the body.
Radiating nerve pain in the lower extremities or groin area and may sometimes be associated with bowel or bladder incontinence also.
But if a herniation is very large and presses on the nerves on both sides within the spinal column or the cauda equina, both sides of the body may be affected, often with serious consequences. Compression of the cauda equina can cause permanent nerve damage or paralysis which can result in loss of bowel and bladder control and sexual dysfunction. This disorder is called cauda equina syndrome.
What Ayurveda Is saying about Sciatica (Gridhrasi) :-
In Ayurveda all these symptoms are coming under a well explained Vata disease that is known as Gridhrasi. According to Acharya Charaka pain started from buttocks goes to lower back, back, thigh , calf region foot until the toes.
Symptoms are as stiffness in the leg and lower back, pinning pain, tingling.
This is du to disbalance of vata. As Ayurveda explains our body constitution is Vata-Pitta-Kapha. Disbalance in any of these cause disease.
This disease is described in Vata vyadhi chikitsa(28/56),
Place of Vata in the body is below the navel = location of disease in the body is lower back and legs.
Vata is ruksha in nature which means it increase the dryness by which place of the body becomes khara (breakable) = tear in the outer fibrous ring of an inter vertebral disc allows the soft, central portion to bulge out beyond the damaged outer ring, the disc is said to be herniated.
I wanted to say that the explanation of disease slipped disc in aAyurveda as Gridhrasi is completely same.
Treatment of Sciatica Slipped Disc, Sciatica, Lower Back Pain is described as the Vata disease treatment.
1:- Basti Chikitsa
2:- Sneha Virechana
3:- Marma Chikitsa
4:- Kati Basti
5:- Patra Pottali
Treatment should get decided after consultation only. Duration of the treatment depends on the chronisity of the disease.
1:- Avoid working in forwardly bended .
2:- Avoid to lift any weight from the ground.
3:- Avoid to sleep on soft and thick mattress.
4:- Do some Yogaasana as Snake posture(Sarpaasana), Cobra ( Bhujangasana)
5:- Avoid to eat vata increasing food like egg plant, pumpkin, jackfruit, very spicy food, tavelling on camel – horse etc.
Pushkar Ayurveda Niketan Invites people to cure Slipped Disc, Sciatica, Lower Back Pain.