Back Pain is usually of two types : Sciatica, Lumbar Spondylitis
Sciatica (Called Gridhrasi in Ayurveda ) refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve which is caused due to disk prolapse in L4 L5 discs and this disk prolapse compresses 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.
Symptoms of Sciatica:
- Weakness, Pain & Numbness in leg
- Burning or tingling sensation down the leg
- Inability to move the leg.
Causes of Sciatica Pain:
- Modern life Style problems like sitting for long hours
- Excessive Gym
- Absence of Ghee in Diet increases Vata and aggravates Pain.
- Wrong Sitting Posture.
Ayurveda Treatment to Sciatica in Ayulife:
As per Ayurveda, Sciatica is caused due to Vata dosha. Normally Vata aggravates due to wrong food habits or if our bowel is not cleaned properly due to chronic constipation etc. When Vata increases excessively, the muscle stiffness develops. This puts pressure on the Vertebrates and causes slip disk. This prolapsed disk presses the sciatica nerve.
At Ayulife we focus to balance Vata dosha by Panchkarma Therapies like Kashya Basti and Sneha Basti.
Once the Vata dosha is controlled in Ayurveda Panchkarma Procedures, we strengthen the affected portion with
Shodhan Chikitsa : Snehan, Swedan. Even some times Potli Massage and Kati Basti is provided on the affected portion.
Shaman Chikitsa : Herbal Medication to strengthen the affected portion.
Lumbar Spondylosis Pain
The lower back, which starts below the ribcage, is called the lumbar region. Spondylosis is degenerative which is due to aging factor of patient while Spondylitis is inflammatory.
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 at Ayulife:
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.
Listen to the Patient Story who had developed severe Back Pain and was recommended surgery by Large hospitals but at Ayulife, Patient was treated without surgery with Panchkarma Procedures.