Ayurvedic Treatments for Slipped Disc - Disc Herniation - Disc Bulge
Kerala Ayurvedic Health Care,
Trivandrum, Kerala center offers the best
treatments available for Slipped Disc (or spinal
disc herniation) sciatica, Disc Bulge etc.
Ayurveda has excellent Panchakarma treatments and Ayurvedic medicines /
tablets for the best result for
slipped Disc treatments.
or Disc herniation or Disc Bulge:
consists of 26 vertebrae arranged in a special manner. Slip
disc or spinal disc herniation is a condition affecting the spine in
which a tear in the outer fibrous ring of an inter vetebral disc allows
the soft central portion to bulge out. The tear in the disc
ring may result in the release of inflammatory chemical mediators which
may directly cause severe pain, even in the absence of nerve root
compression. This is the rationale for the use of anti
inflammatory treatments for pain associated with disc herniation,
protrusion, bulge or disc tear.
Disc or Disc herniation is normally a further development of a
previously existing disc protrusion, a condition in which the outermost
layers of the annulus fibrosis are still intact, but can bulge when the
disc is under pressure.
Over view of Slipped Disk – Disc Herniation - Disc Bulge.
disks are protective shock-absorbing pads between the bones of the
spine (vertebrae). The disks of the spine are also referred to as inter
vertebral disks. Although they do not actually "slip," a disk may split
or rupture. This can cause the disk cartilage and nearby tissue to fail
(herniated), allowing the inner gel portion of the disk to escape into
the surrounding tissue. This leaking jelly-like substance can place
pressure on the spinal cord or on an adjacent nerve to cause symptoms
of pain either around the damaged disk or anywhere along the area
controlled by that nerve. The most frequently affected area is in the
low back, but any disk can rupture, including those in the neck.
Normal Spine condition Slipped Disc
Causes of Slipped Disk / Disc Herniation / Disc Bulge
are different factors that lead to a slipped disk (Disc Herniation)
which includes aging with associated degeneration and loss of
elasticity of the disks and supporting structures; injury from improper
lifting, especially if accompanied by twisting or turning; and
excessive strain forces associated with physical activities. Sudden
forceful acute trauma is an uncommon cause of a slipped disk.
– Disc herniation.
Symptoms of a herniated disc can vary depending on the location of the
herniation and the types of soft tissue that become involved. They can
range from little or no pain if the disc is the only tissue injured, to
severe and unrelenting neck or low back pain that will radiate into the
regions served by affected nerve roots that are irritated or impinged
by the herniated material. Other symptoms may include sensory changes
such as numbness, tingling, muscular weakness, paralysis, parenthesis,
and affection of reflexes. If the herniated disc is in the lumbar
region the patient may also experience sciatica due to irritation of
the sciatic nerve. Unlike a pulsating pain or pain that comes and goes,
which can be caused by muscle spasm, pain from a herniated disc is
MRI scan of large
MRI Scan of lumbar disc herniation between
(on the right) of the disc
fourth and fifth lumbar vertebral bodies
the L4-L5 vertebrae
the Disc Herniation – Slipped Disc occurs.
Cervical disc herniation occur in the neck, most often between the
fifth & sixth (C5/6) and the sixth and seventh (C6/7) cervical
vertebral bodies. Symptoms can affect the back of the skull, the neck,
shoulder girdle, scapula, shoulder, arm, and hand. The nerves of the
cervical plexus and brachial plexus can be affected.
Thoracic discs are very stable and herniation in this region are quite
rare. Herniation of the uppermost thoracic discs can mimic cervical
disc herniation, while herniation of the other discs can mimic lumbar
Lumbar disc herniation occur in the lower back, most often between the
fourth and fifth lumbar vertebral bodies or between the fifth and the
sacrum. Symptoms can affect the lower back, buttocks, thigh,
anal/genital region (via the Perinea nerve), and may radiate into the
foot and/or toe. The sciatic nerve is the most commonly affected nerve,
causing symptoms of sciatica. The femoral nerve can also be affected
and cause the patient to experience a numb, tingling feeling throughout
one or both legs and even feet or even a burning feeling in the hips
Treatments for Slipped Disc – Disc herniation -
has excellent Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatments for slipped disc and
very good Ayurvedic medicines for treatments. Most common
and important treatments for Slip Disc or Disc Herniation are:
Kativasti (or Kati basti) is an Ayurvedic procedure
of retaining warm medicated oil over the lower back bordered with a
herbal paste. The therapy can last for 45 to 60 minutes. It is a
general cure for almost all types of spinal problems and back pains.
The person is let lay on his/her stomach on a massage table. A herbal
paste is made into a cup with the skin of lower center back forming the
bottom of the cup and the herbal paste its borders or walls. Medicated
oil is poured into the cup and retained there. Back pain related to
disc problems is cured this way.
This is a
rejuvenating treatment with medicated warm oil used in a continuous
stream for a definite period for the whole body. In the full body massage
procedure of Pizhichil, the masseurs let the person lie own a specially
designed Wooden Droni, a wooden plank designed to retain oil. A masseur
spreads warm medicated oil all over the body (below neck) from a lump
of cloth soaked in medicated oil.
Kizhi is another special Ayurvedic
treatments. Boluses of njavara rice / Medicated Powder or special
leaves are used for Kizhi Treatments. The Njavara rice is boiled and
medicated then wrapped in hand-size cotton bags. In the massage
program, the kizhi (boluses of njavara made into a handheld bag or
medicated powder) is dipped in warm decoctions. This makes the body of
the person perspire and this method provides direct nourishment to soft
tissues near the skin. The therapy can last for up to an hour a day and
continues for 14 days. Persons suffering from joint pains, rheumatism,
bad cholesterol, weak and underdeveloped limbs, and certain skin
disorders can take an appropriate kizhi therapy.
Please contact our doctor
with complete medical reports for the treatments at Kerala Ayurvedic
Health Care, Trivandrum, Kerala.