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Slip Disc / Herniated Disc @ Dr.Garje Ayurved Panchakarma Clinic

The discs are protective shock-absorbing pads between the bones of the spine. Although they do not actually “slip,” a disc may split or rupture. A spinal disc herniation is a medical condition affecting the spine due to trauma, lifting injuries, or idiopathic, in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring (annulus fibrosus) of an intervertebral disc allows the soft, central portion (nucleus pulpous) to bulge out beyond the damaged outer rings.

Factors that lead to slipped disc include aging with associated degeneration and loss of elasticity of the discs and supporting structures; Poor posture combined with the habitual use of incorrect body mechanics, hard physical labour (delivery), improper lifting, especially if accompanied by twisting or turning; excessive strain, and sudden forceful trauma. A herniation may develop suddenly or gradually over weeks or months.

Herniated discs can occur in any part of the spine. Herniated discs are more common in the lower back especially at the L4-L5 and L5-S1 levels (lumbar disc herniation). This is because the lumbar spine carries most of the body’s weight. The second most common area is neck (cervical disc herniation). The area in which you experience pain depends on what part of the spine is affected.

Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of a herniated disc can vary depending on the location of the herniation and the types of soft tissue that become involved.

  •   Undefined pains in the thighs, knees, or feet.
  •   Numbness, tingling, muscular weakness,
  •   Paralysis, paresthesia, and affection of reflexes.
  •   Decreased sexual performance (erectile dysfunction).
  •   Pulsating pain

Ayurved Management

Ayurved categorized Slip disc as one of diseases caused by vitiation Vata (one of the principle dosha in the body, responsible for the movement and functionality of the body).

Treatment in Ayuveda is aimed at restoring the equilibrium through correction of the underlying functional in-equilibrium. Ayurvedic treatments for Slip disc concentrate on bringing back the aggravated vata to the state of equilibrium and thereby to the state of health.

At Dr.Garje Ayurved Panchakarma Clinic, we are providing very effective and most successful treatment for Slip disc or herniated disc. With our vast experience in treating Spine related conditions, today we are successfully dealing even post surgical recurrence cases.

The treatment comprises of Detoxification and rejuvenation through Ayurvedic Panchakarma therapy, administration of researched medicines internally.

The treatment comprises of Detoxification and rejuvenation through Ayurvedic Panchakarma therapy, administration of researched medicines internally.

The therapies like Abyanga swedam, Nasya, PatrapotalI Swed swedam, Choornapinda swedam, Pizhichil, Shirodhara, Kati Basti, , PindSwed, Basti etc. are done as per the necessity and condition.

These therapies are directed towards relieving the inflammatory changes, releasing the spasms and nerve compressions in the affected area, strengthening the supportive tissues holding the spine, nourishing the joints through improving the circulation. Usually the treatment period is 4 – 5 weeks according to the severity of the disease.

In four to six weeks, the majority of patients find their symptoms are relieved, without surgery. If patient can come for the treatment in early stages, even total cure without recurrence is also possible.