Kerala Ayurvedic Treatments for Slip Disc
- Disc Herniation
Kerala Ayurvedic Health Care, Trivandrum, Kerala center offers the best treatments available for Slip Disc
(or spinal disc herniation). Ayurveda has
excellent Panchakarma treatments and Ayurvedic medicines
/ tablets for the best result for
Slip Disc treatments.
What is Slip Disc or Disc herniation:
Human spine 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
intervetebral 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.
Sip 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
fibrosus are still intact, but can bulge when the disc is
Over view of Slip Disk – Disc Herniation.
are protective shock-absorbing pads between the bones of the
spine (vertebrae). The disks of the spine are also referred
to as intervertebral disks. Although they do not actually
"slip," a disk may split or rupture. This can cause the disk
cartilage and nearby tissue to fail (herniate), 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
Causes of Slip Disk or Disc Herniation
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
Symptoms of Slip Disc – 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, paresthesia, 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 usually continuous.
MRI scan of large herniation MRI Scan of lumbar disc herniation between
(on the right) of the disc between
fourth and fifth lumbar vertebral bodies
the L4-L5 vertebrae
where the Disc Herniation – Slip Disc occurs.
Cervical disc herniations 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 herniations in this
region are quite rare. Herniation of the uppermost thoracic
discs can mimic cervical disc herniations, while herniation
of the other discs can mimic lumbar herniations.
Lumbar disc herniations 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
Perineal 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 and legs.
Ayurveda Treatments for Slipped Disc –
Ayurveda Hospital, Trivandrum
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
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.
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
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complete medical reports for the treatments at Kerala
Ayurvedic Health Care, Trivandrum, Kerala and Kalkaji, New