Sciatica (Gridhrasi) refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve. It is caused due to the compression of the nerve. The pain starts from lower back through the hips and buttocks and travels down to leg. Normally, sciatica affects our one side of the body.
Its typically a shooting pain or continuous pain that makes standing or sitting nearly impossible , arising due to our longest nerve Sciatica.
Symptoms of Pain:
- Weakness, Pain & Numbness in leg
- Burning or tingling sensation down the leg
- Inability to move the leg.
Causes of Pain:
- Modern life Style problems like sitting for long hours
- Excessive Gym
- Absence of Ghee in Diet increases Vata and aggravates Pain.
Excessive Vata increases muscle stiffness which puts pressure on the Vertebrates and causes slip disk. This prolapsed disk presses the sciatica nerve
Ayurveda Treatment to Sciatica:
At Ayulife, we have cured Sciatica purely based on the ancient ayurvedic know how , which explains the disease occurs due to imbalance in Vata dosha.
Normally Vata aggravates due to wrong food habits or if our bowel is not cleaned properly . It could be either due to multiple motions or constipation.
To balance the Vata Dosha , Kashya Basti and Sneha Basti is given to clean the bowel.
Once the Vata dosha is controlled , we strengthen the affected portion with Snehan, Swedan. Even some times Potli Massage and Kati Basti is provided on the affected portion
The lower back, which starts below the ribcage, is called the lumbar region. Pain here can be intense and is one of the top causes of missed work. Typical Vertebra Numbers are L1, L2 , L3 , L4 and L5. Spondylosis is degenerative while Spondylitis is inflammatory .
Spondylitis is the conditions that cause inflammation of the muscles in lumbar region. Spondylitis generally occurs in the lowest section of the lumbar spine — the sacroiliac joint that connects the pelvis to the spine. Spondylitis is inflammation of one or more vertebrae, such as in ankylosing spondylitis:
Causes of Spondylosis
- Stiffness and pain in the back
- Loss of mobility in the spine
- Inability to twist and turn or to do so without pain
- Chronic pain and discomfort when standing, sitting or walking, or laying down
Ayurveda Treatment to Lumber:
In Ayurveda, Lumbar spondylosis is termed as “Kati shoola”. It is mainly caused due to vitiation of Vata dosha and at Ayulife we bring back the equilibrium in Vata Dosha by various therapies.
Potli Massage and Kati Basti are the basic treatments to reduce the stiffness. Once the stiffness is controlled it increases blood circulation in the painful area.
Further. Cleaning of Stomach is also important which can be improved with Enema therapy. Oiling in the Naval and “Anuvasna Basti” are the other curing procedure which are given to patients of lumber.