Natural Cure For Lumbar Spondylosis With Herbal Remedies
Spondylosis is a broad term that is simply used to show some type of degeneration in the spine. Commonly spondylosis is used to describe osteoarthritis of the spine but also gives signs of spinal degeneration. It is a general term for age related wear and tear changes affecting the vertebrae and may be applied nonspecifically to any and all degenerative conditions affecting the discs, vertebral bodies or associated joints for lumbar spine. In this article we are going to discuss Lumbar spondylosis, its epidemiology, symptoms and management according to Ayurveda.
Spondylosis can feel like an emblem for the ageing process. Slow process of wearing and tearing is happening in all living beings. In a nutshell, Spondylosis is a degenerative condition that may worsen as a person grows older and it can affect any region of the spine. Scientifically, this is also a form of arthritis, commonly we think of arthritis as something we can get in our hands, knees or ankles, but the spine can also become victims of this disease. It can affect middle-aged people or older people. More than 80% of people show evidence of the condition on X-rays, MRIs etc. Nobody wants to get older except little kids but you have to. But you don’t have to develop lumbar spondylosis and if you do get it then you don’t have to let it demolish your life quality. In this article we are going to know about Lumbar spondylosis, its causes and symptoms, its diagnosis and preventive measures according to Ayurveda.
Spondylosis is a common disease. Some patients experience no pain, and some may experience severe pain in the lower back.
spine is made up of many bones called vertebrae that are flat cylindrical shaped and in between these vertebrae there are Intervertebral discs that serves as the cushion and functions as a shock absorbent. As we get older, this disc begins to dry and as a result its shock absorbing capability decreases, which transfers more burden to vertebrae and leads to bone spur formation. Bone spurs can press spinal nerve roots and show pain and inflammation.
Facet Joint Dysfunction
It is also termed as Facet joint syndrome or facet disease, as the discs between the vertebrae become thinner, more pressure is felt over the facet joints that leads to more friction and ultimately damage the cartilage. When the cartilage surface breaks down that leads bone to rub together, which results in bone spur formation or joint hypertrophy while trying to stabilize the segment.
Spondylosis can affect any joint in the body, it occurs more commonly in the neck and lower back. Lower back is at risk because it manages and distributes maximum body weight and structural stress. Common symptoms include:-
- Stiffness after a period of rest or after waking up in morning
- Paraesthesia like numbness or tingling sensations in legs
- Lower back pain
- Pain travels to buttocks, legs and feet
- Pain is worse after prolonged sitting
- Pain gradually increases with time
- Overweight or obesity
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Addictive to smoking
- Underlying conditions like diabetes, psoriasis, tuberculosis, etc.
- Repeated occupational trauma
To diagnose this condition a doctor will conduct a physical and neurological examination and give a close look to patients spine mobility, its range of motion forward, backwards or side tilts. The physician will inspect the shape or abnormal curvature of the spine and may palpate to get tender points, stiffness or spasms in the patient’s back. X-rays and MRI to detect any degenerative changes and any abnormality in soft tissue of the spine.
- Analgesics or pain relievers
- Anti inflammatory drugs
- Muscle relaxants
- Nerve blocks
- Radiofrequency ablations
Spondylosis is treated with a multi-modal therapeutic approach which can best address the multifaceted nature of the disease. The main goal is to improve the strength and coordination of muscles that surround the spine. According to Ayurveda, pain, tingling sensation, numbness, stiffness of spine are major symptoms of lumbar spondylosis which is predominantly due to vitiation of Vata dosha. Lumbar spondylosis can be correlated with Kati vata or prishtha shoola or trik graha.
Management of vata dosha in lumbar spondylosis is brought out by balancing the vata and making equilibrium in the body. Treatment modalities include panchakarma procedures and rejuvenation therapies, internal medications, diet and lifestyle modifications. At Planet Ayurveda medications are customised and are given to patients to achieve maximum success rate.
Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda is a well established herbal remedies manufacturing company that gives efficient drugs and is always delebrated to give 100% relief to the patient with a very natural method. This is totally free of chemical preservatives, adulterants, colours, dyes and fillers and doesn’t give any side-effects. All are prepared under the superintendence of very experienced Ayurveda experts. Some formulations that are used in this disease are:-
- Yograj Guggul
- Hakam Churna
- Joint Aid Plus
- Boswellia Curcumin
- Orthovita Oil
- Triphala Guggul
1. Yograj Guggul
It is a classical formulation mentioned in traditional Ayurveda texts consisting of Guggul resin (Commiphora mukul), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), pippali (Piper longum) etc. It is very helpful in painful joints and muscles. This articulation helps to maintain the skeletal and neuromuscular system as well as removes toxins from the system. It helps to slow down the degenerative processes and boosts up the rejuvenating processes.
Dosage – 2 tablets two times a day with warm water, after meals.
2. Hakam Churna
This is a polyherbal formulation given by Planet Ayurveda consisting of Chandershoor Lepidium sativum, kalonji Nigella sativaa, methi Trigonella foenum graecum etc. has ability to increase the digestive fire, is very effective in painful and stiff joints. It pacifies pitta and kapha doshas.
Dosage – 1 tsp of powder with hot water twice daily.
3. Joint Aid Plus
This is a great combination of herbs given by planet Ayurveda consisting of Nirgundi Vitex negundo, Shallaki Boswellia serrata, guggul resins Commiphora mukul etc. this articulation works very efficiently and gives relief to patient very quickly. It helps to regain the strength of bone and joint tissue. It helps to relieve pain and slows down the degenerative process.
Dosage – 1-2 capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.
4. Boswellia Curcumin
This is a great combination of herbs given by planet Ayurveda consisting of Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (curcuma longa). It works effectively in bone and joints diseases, relieves pain and stiffness, it has anti-inflammatory properties and gives positive results in lumbar spondylosis, cervical spondylosis or ankylosing spondylosis.
Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily after meal with plain water.
5. Orthovita Oil
It is a unique herbal combination given by Planet Ayurveda and its major ingredients are Shul Gajendra oil, Gandhpura oil, Turpentine oil, Saindhavadi taila. These oils are specifically used to shaman the aggravated Vata which ultimately helps in reduction of symptoms of lumbar spondylosis.
Method of Application – Apply over the affected area and gently once or twice daily or as directed.
6. Triphala Guggul
This is a classical ayurvedic articulation prepared by planet ayurveda as mentioned in traditional texts consisting of Haritaki Terminalia chebula, Amalaki Emblica officinalis, vibhitaki Terminalia bellirica , Guggul resins Commiphora mukul etc. It helps to balance the tridosha and it is prepared along with guggul so it has a wonderful anti-inflammatory effect on joint and bone tissues. It relieves the pain and stiffness of muscle and also increases the digestive fire plus shows ama pachana properties.
Dosage – 1-2 tablets twice or thrice daily with lukewarm water.
Ayurveda therapy has proven to be a very effective and curative approach in musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. Ayurvedic herbal remedies maintain the balance of the tridoshas and slow down the degenerative process that comes with age. Ayurveda is a self proven science which cures diseases from its roots without creating other side-effects and plays a crucial role in the present era where people are more often treated by surgeries without any necessary implication. For more details of our products check out our website www.planetayurveda.com and for queries you can send your queries to our email id firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Vikram Chauhan
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