Ever heard of Pudendal Nerve Entrapment Syndrome


There is a multitudinous range of diseases we are unaware of. Only when someone experiences it or somebody we know maneuvers through a disorder do we acknowledge the term and condition with conviction.Pudendal Nerve Entrapment or in short PNE is exactly what the name suggests. The disease occurs due to the construction of the pudendal nerve in the pudendal canal also called the Alcock canal and thus the befitting alternate name being Alcock canal syndrome.

Pudendal Nerve Entrapment Syndrome


Let’s Explore More About the Pudendal Nerve

The pudendal nerve emerges from the anterior division of spinal nerves S2, S3, S4. The pudendal nerve dives down in between the piriformis muscle and ischiococcygeus muscle and departs through the pelvis through the greater sciatic foramen. After which the nerve traverses the sacrospinous ligament and reconciles with the pelvis by entering through the lesser sciatic foramen. The nerve then trails through the Alcock canal.

What Does the Pudendal Nerve Do

The pudendal nerve suffuses with the anal canal,  the skin space around the anus, perineum, external genitalia of both males and females. Additionally, it also suffuses with the muscles of the pelvis, external anal sphincter, and external urethral sphincter.

What is the Triggering Factor of PNE

The triggering factors may include:

  • Surgery
  • An injury
  • Tumor
  • Inflammation
  • Females in case of giving birth.

Excessive and strenuous exercises, over-the-board cycling, and psychological factors such as stress can also immensely contribute to the entrapment of the pudendal nerve. These are some of the reasons that can cause pudendal nerve entrapment syndrome.

Symptoms of PNE

The symptoms of PNE may include :

  • Pain in the lower areas like the anus and genital region
  • Burning sensation
  • Pricking pain
  • Frequent desire for micturition
  • Pain during coitus
  • Difficulty and uncomfortable while sitting

The intensity and type of pain can vary from person to person. Some might experience unfathomable pain in the form of stabbing pain,  pricking pain,  and burning pain. While on the other hand, some might have tolerable forms of pain.The pain may radiate to the belly or also in the lower part of the body like legs, thighs, and calves.

How Does One Confirm the Possibility of PNE?

An MRI scan can assure the possibility of pudendal nerve entrapment. This can also confirm the formation of tumors and the presence of an inflammation which can invariably cause PNE.

Treatment For PNE

The treatment of PNE is a systematic blend of lifestyle improvement, medications, and physiotherapy. As we now know that strenuous physical exertion can act as the primary causative factor for PNE,  reducing this would undoubtedly reduce the pain. Correcting one’s posture can help them reduce the pain, that is sitting upright and standing more often can reduce the chances of irritation on the pudendal nerve.

Through physiotherapy,  one can resort to experiencing relaxation by practicing it. The extensive rejuvenation of the body will reduce the pain remarkably. Analgesic medicines also decrease pain and give comfort to the body. Medications can relieve pain and also aid in improving our day-to-day activities.

Ayurveda For PNE

Unsurprisingly, Ayurveda has solutions to PNE as well. The stark accuracy with which Ayurveda cures and prevents diseases is astoundingly perfect. Negating any forms of complications,  Ayurveda aids in curing all forms and varieties of diseases.

Planet Ayurveda For PNE

Planet Ayurveda has proved its efficiency in every step possibile. Manufacturing products completely void of preservatives and chemicals,  Planet Ayurveda has a panel of well learned and efficient practitioners catering to all our needs and queries.

Needless to say, Planet Ayurveda has the right treatment protocol for pudendal nerve entrapment syndrome. The medications they prescribe are as follows.

  1. Hakam Churna
  2. Boswellia Curcumin
  3. Kaishore Guggul
  4. Vikramprash

Products Description

1. Hakam Churna

The hakam churna is also known as the tridoshic rasayana. Why so? As we know the tridoshas – vata, pitta and kapha and its equilibrium is extremely essential to maintain a healthy body. Therefore as the name suggests,  the hakam churna helps in rectifying the imbalance of all three doshas. The ingredients include:

  • Chandershoor –  Lepidium sativum
  • Kalonji – Nigella sativaa
  • Methi – Trigonella foenumgraecum
  • Ajwain – Trachyspermum ammi

The hakam churan is antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory. The churna aids in building one’s digestion. It loosens the stiffness in the body.

Dosage-It is prescribed to consume 3-5gm of hakam churna with hot water twice a day.

2. Boswellia Curcumin

The Bosswelia curcumin capsule is a pack of exemplary anti-inflammatory capsules. They contain boswellic acids and curcuminoids. It is usually collected from the gum or resin of Boswellia carteri and Boswellia serrata.

Dosage-2 bottles of Boswellia curcumin is  adequate for treatment of pudendal nerve entrapment syndrome.

3. Kaishore Guggul

The ingredients of Kaishore guggulu are as follows :

  • Amalaki – Emblica officinalis
  • Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellerica
  • Haritaki – Terminalia chebula
  • Guggulu – Commiphora mukul
  • Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia
  • Ginger – Zingiber officinale
  • Black pepper – Piper nigrum
  • Long pepper – Piper longum
  • Vidanga – Embelia ribes
  • Red physic nut – Baliospermum montanum
  • Indian jalap – Ipomoea turpethum

The ingredients of kaishore guggulu alleviate the imbalanced pitta dosha in the body. They remarkably reduce inflammations.

Dosage– It is advised to consume 2-3 tablets along with plain water after meals.

4. Vikramprash

The vikram prash Jelly is considered one of the best immunity boosting formulations. It maintains the balance of vata, pitta, and kapha in our body. Consisting of drugs conducive to health and containing all the jivaka properties.

Dosage-It is advised to consume 2-3 teaspoons along with water or preferably milk twice or thrice daily.


These are the medications formulated by the expert panel of Planet Ayurveda. All our actions have a direct or indirect effect on our body. Persistently following a non conducive diet or daily regimen will affect our body one way or the other. We indeed reap what we sow. Therefore it is essential for us to adopt a regimen conducive for our body.The tiniest of actions decide the state of our health, maybe today or might even be years later. The postures we lazily form, and the extensive forms of physical exertions might lead to pudendal nerve entrapment syndrome. The matter might sound trivial, but only when experienced do we acknowledge the depth of the situation. All in all, it is essential for us to have an idea and repercussions of almost all our actions as it is us ultimately facing the wrath of the situation. In case of any query kindly visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com. For more queries, you can send your queries to our email id herbalremedies123@yahoo.com

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is a Globally Renowned Ayurveda Physician with Expertise of more than 25 Years. He is the CEO & Founder of Planet Ayurveda Private Limited, a leading Ayurveda Brand, Manufacturing, and Export Company with a Chain of Clinics and Branches in the US, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and other parts of the World. He is also an Ayurveda Author who has written Books on Ayurveda, translated into Many European Languages. One of his Books is "Ayurveda – God’s Manual for Healing". He is on a Mission to Spread Ayurveda All Over the Planet through all the Possible Mediums. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of the Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com