Slip Disc is also referred to as lumbar Spine Spondylosis , a condition affecting the Lumbar discs of the spine. Slip disc or spondylosis of the lumbar spine is only one of the several conditions affecting the spinal column. Spondylosis the others being disc bulge, disc degeneration with or without osteophyte formation and disc thinning.
The slipped disc is the disc which has peeped out of its original space and puts pressure on the nerves arising out of the vertebral column. The pain is due to the nerve root compression. Ayurvedic treatment for slip disc employs to heal the nerves affected by the herniated disc and to relieve the muscular spasm as well.
Slipped Disc – Lumbar Spondylosis Symptoms And Treatment
Slipped Disc Symptoms
Symptoms vary according to the site of herniation and can occur in different places
Symptoms of a slipped disc in the back:
Pain and numbness in the back.
Pain that arises from the back and radiates to the legs.
Worsening of pain while standing or sitting
Pain even while walking for short distances
Muscle weakness of the back and legs
Burning sensation in the affected area
What Causes a Slipped Disc?
1. Trauma to the vertebral column – due to accidents or physical injury.
2. Physically strenuous jobs or heavy exercises or riding on bumpy roads.
5. Smoking and Drinking
Lumbar Spondylosis Treatment in Ayurveda
According to Ayurveda, aggravation of Vata due to the above causative factors is known as the main cause for slipped disc.
Hence Ayurvedic treatment for slip disc or Spinal Spondylosis Treatment
aims at maintaining the normalcy of the Vata dosha by various medications and treatment procedures.
How does Ayurveda help treat slip disc naturally and safely ?
In Ayurveda, herniated disk is a condition that happens due to an imbalance of Vata element. This throws your body out of equilibrium. Ayurvedic treatment is a good way to restore the basic functional strength of your body.
The Ayurvedic healing therapies are beneficial in many ways :
They help in strengthening the supportive tissues that hold your spine.
They help release the muscular spasm and nerve compression.
They nourish the joints by enhancing circulation and relieve pain.
Here are the Ayurvedic therapies you can employ to treat Spondylosis Lumbar Spine
The term ‘Kati Vasti’ is made up of two parts – ‘Kati’ meaning the waist area of your body and ‘Vasti’ meaning a pouch like arrangement. Kati Vasti is an Ayurvedic treatment for slip disc, where medicated oils are used on your back to treat the herniated disc condition.
Abhyanga is a process where a person is given massage in slow and rhythmic movements throughout the body from head to toe. Warm medicated oils are used by one or two massage therapists for 40 to 60 minutes. The Abhyanga is performed in seven postures in by varying pressure at different points in the body.
Kizhi involves massaging your body with poultices that are made of therapeutic herbs and medicated healing oils. These warm poultices are used to massage the body. This helps the oil to get absorbed by your body tissues, helps in eliminating accumulated toxins.
This therapy rejuvenates your body, improves blood circulation throughout the body, removes muscular fatigue, alleviates mental stress and effectively helps treat herniated disk condition as well as other joint ailments or injuries.
‘Dhanyamla’ means body and ‘Dhara’ means a continuous flow of liquid. This therapy involves pouring herbal medicated oils throughout different parts of your body. This is done by pouring warm oil from a vessel hung overhead over the affected areas of your body in a rhythm.
It is given for 45 to 60 minutes and lasts for 7 to 12 days depending on your doctor’s assessment.