Herniated Disc and its Treatment without Surgery
Our spinal disc has a soft center (called the nucleus), enclosed in a rubbery exterior (called an annulus). When this nucleus slips out into the annulus through a tear, the condition is called a herniated disc. It is a common cause of pain in adults aged 35 to 50 years. The pain and other symptoms resolve in a few weeks whereas, in some cases, the symptoms get worse and the person may need surgery. This article will examine the causes, symptoms, and ayurvedic treatment of herniated discs without surgery.
A herniated disc also known as Spinal disc herniation slipped disc, or bulging disc is a condition of the backbone in which the nucleus sacks out from between the vertebras into tougher exterior space. This can occur at any point in the spine but most commonly it occurs in the lower back region. The spinal canal already has limited space and herniation of the spine nucleus into it causes pain and irritation that is worse sometimes. This can also worsen nearby nerves, leading to pain, weakness, and numbness. The herniated part can irritate the nerves in its surroundings.
Ayurveda describes herniated discs as a disorder that occurred due to aggravated Vata dosha. Vata dosha is responsible for the movement and functioning of the spine in the body. The vitiation of Vata dosha leads to the occurrence of this condition. The panchakarma therapies along with oral herbal medications together help in balancing doshas and maintaining the severity of the disease. The various treatment methods are described in detail further in the article.
The cause of herniated discs is worn and tear due to overuse and repeated movements. In some people due to increasing age, the spinal disc becomes weak and dry.
- Age-related disc degeneration
- Lifting heavy objects
- Genetic factors
- Heavy physical work demanding occupations
- Long sittings/ sedentary life
- Conditions like spinal stenosis
Symptoms of a herniated disc depend on the type of herniation and extent of herniation. It usually affects one side of the body.
Common Symptoms Are
- Pain that can radiate into arms and legs
- Tingling sensations
- Bowel and bladder control in worse cases
- However, some people can have herniated discs without any symptoms.
- Physical examination – by checking muscle strength, range of motion, pain, and walking sensitivity.
- Imaging tests –
- CT scan
- Nerve conduction study
- Electromyography (EMG)
Basic Treatment includes
- Oral Medications –
- Pain killers
- Muscle relaxants
- Steroidal injections
- Physical therapies
- Surgical procedures –
- Spinal fusion
- Disc replacement
Most of the research shows that 97% of the cases of Herniated Discs do not require surgery. Then what else can help manage this condition? Well, Ayurveda is very effective in the Treatment of Herniated discs. Various herbal medications, panchakarma therapies, and yoga along with diet and lifestyle management could help manage this condition without any need for surgery and side effects.
- Abhyanga with medicated oils.
- Potli swedana with Vata pacifying leaves and oils.
- Kati Basti with herbal oils.
Herbal Remedies for Herniated Disc by Planet Ayurveda
Medications manufactured by Planet Ayurveda are 100% pure and suitable for its management. Planet Ayurveda prepares its medications from pure and standard extracts of herbs. Also while formulating these remedies, our experts take care of not adding any sort of resin, color, or chemical. The preparation of medicines is purely based on ayurvedic principles and strictly follows government guidelines. Our goal is, not to let the disease extend to such a condition that it may need surgery. The Disc Care Pack of Planet Ayurveda is being used in the treatment of Herniated Discs, which has wonderful results worldwide
Disc Care Pack
- Boswellia Curcumin
- Yograj Guggul
- Hakam Churna
- Aamvatantak Churna
- Mahatriphala Ghrit
1. Boswellia Curcumin
These wonderful capsules are prepared with a combination of two herbs Curcumin (Curcuma longa) and Shallaki (Boswellia serrata). These herbs increase immunity and act as an antioxidant. Its anti-inflammatory herbs reduce symptoms of sciatica. These capsules are helpful in various bone conditions like- osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis along with sciatica (pelvis or hip bones deformation causative sciatica). These capsules will improve blood circulation in the lower body, and promote joint health. It is effective in managing herniated discs.
Dosage –Eat 2 capsules twice daily with warm water.
2. Yograj Guggul
This polyherbal preparation is made with Guggul (Comniphora guggul), Ajwain (Carum copticum), Pippali (Piper longum), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), etc. these herbs reduce Vata dosha aggravation and ease symptoms like pain, numbness, muscles twitching and more. It soothes nerves and intestines, thus improving blood circulation and treating indigestion. The results of using these tablets are very effective and permanent. The combination of many ingredients has been used for centuries to treat various diseases.
Dosage – Take 2 tablets twice daily with water.
3. Hakam Churna
This classical formulation is prepared with herbs- Kalonji (Nigella sativa), Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi), Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum), and Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum). Ama dosha is responsible for the aggravation of doshas that lead to diseases. Consuming this churna will increase agni (digestion power) in the body and will remove Ama dosha from the body by enhancing the metabolism. This churna is warm and thus pacifies Vata dosha. Its anti-inflammatory properties help in reducing swelling and pain in sciatica patients. It also reduces the stiffness of joints and serum cholesterol levels. The body is detoxified with the regular use of this churna. This product gives great results in the management of Herniated discs.
Dosage – Eat 1 teaspoon twice daily after meals.
4. Aamvatantak Churna
It is prepared with Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum), Suranjaan (Colchicum autumnale), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Gorakhmundi (Sphaeranthus indicus), and Sonth (Zingiber officinalis). This churna is indicated in bone deformity conditions and autoimmune disorders. It strengthens the bones and has analgesic, antioxidant properties. It nourishes and strengthens the joints.
Dosage – Eat 1 teaspoon twice daily with water.
5. Mahatriphala Ghrit
This ghrita preparation includes ingredients like Amla (Emblica officinalis), Baheda (Terminalia bellerica), Harad (Terminalia chebula), Giloy (Commiphora mukul), etc. because of its unctuous properties, it has a soothing effect that relieves pain. It has Vata anulomana effects and is used in herniated disc-like conditions.
Dosage – Have 1 teaspoon twice daily with warm water.
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A herniated disc can be effectively managed without surgery with herbal medications and therapies. Do not aggravate your symptoms by ignoring them. Consult our doctors for early diagnosis and side effects free management at www.planetayurveda.com
Dr. Vikram Chauhan
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