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Treatment of Slipped Disc in Ayurveda

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Slipped Disc: Slipped disc is also known as a Prolapsed and herniated disc. The herniated disk is defined as a problem with one of the disks (rubbery cushions) that usually sit between the vertebrae (individual bones) that are connected with each other to make a spine. The human spinal column from the bottom to the top consists of fiver bones in the lumbar spine which is usually followed by the Coccyx and the Sacrum at the base, twelve in the Thoracic spine and seven in the cervical spine of the spinal column. All the bones of the spinal column are cushioned by the disks. These discs absorb the disk from different kinds of shocks that are caused due to normal activities of life such as Twisting, Walking as well as Lifting and protect the bones from different kinds of injuries.

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Each and every disk is further divided into two different parts that are Tough Outer Ring and Gelatinous, Soft Inner Portion. Whenever any Injury or Weakness occurs to the spinal column, the inner part of the disc protrude through the Tough Outer part of the disc. This type of injury is called Herniated, Slipped or Prolapsed disc. If the Herniated disc compresses any spinal nerves, then the person may also experience pain, weakness, and numbness. In severe cases, the affected person may surgery to repair or remove the Prolapsed disk. In most people, there are no symptoms of herniated disk and surgery is not a necessary way to relieve the problem of slipped disc.

  • Slipped Disc is not a Communicable Disorder.
  • Men are prone to this problem as compared to women.

Causes of Slipped Disc

There are plenty of reasons which may cause a slipped disc. Few of them are as follows:

  • Age: Adults are more prone to this disorder because after some age outer part of the disc gets torn and weak which also the inner soft portion of the disc to slip out.
  • Certain Motions: There are some motions that may also cause a problem of slipped disc. A disc can slip out from its place while a person is turning or twisting to lift a heavy object. During lifting a very heavy and large object, we are in a move that puts a great strain on the lower back which results in slipping of the disc.
  • Overweight: Overweight may also be the reason behind the slipping of the disc. If a person is overweight then he or she is at great risk of Herniated or Slipped disc.
  • Weak muscle
  • Sedentary lifestyle

Symptoms of Slipped Disc

The problem of a slipped disc can happen to anyone and at any time and in any part of the spine from the lower back to neck. Most people know that the Spinal column is a network of blood vessels and nerves. A Herniated disc can put extra pressure on the muscles and nerves around it.

Some Common Signs and Symptoms of Prolapsed Disc include:

  • Most commonly Numbness and Pain especially in one part of the body.
  • Pain in the spinal column that extends to the patient’s legs or arms.
  • Pain arising after walking for short distances.
  • Pain that becomes worse after sitting or standing for some time.
  • The unexplained weakness of muscles.
  • Burning, Tingling, or Aching sensations in the affected area of the spinal column.

Depending on the location of the affected bone in the spinal column, the symptoms of pain may vary from one person to another person.

Diagnosis of Slipped Disc

If any person is having any of the above-mentioned systems then he or she can contact a doctor. Then the doctor will perform a physical examination of the patient in which he or she ordered the patient to give a neurological exam. With the help of this exam, the doctor will detect the Strength of Muscles, Ability of walking and Reflexes. In most of the cases, the doctor will confirm this disorder by physical exam or medical history but in some cases, the doctor will also order some imaging tests such as:

  • CT scans
  • Discograms
  • X-rays
  • MRI scans etc.

Treatment of Slipped Disc

In recent years the cases of a slipped disc are increased to a great extent. However, scientists have developed various medications for the management of this disorder but those medications do not provide permanent management. There are some allopathic medications in the market that only alleviates the pain of a slipped disc. In order to provide the proper and permanent treatment of slipped disc, doctors of Planet Ayurveda has formulated Disc Care Pack. The Disc Care Pack is prepared by combining the principles of Ayurveda along with modern techniques. This pack is very beneficial to maintain healthy blood circulation around the disc present in the spinal column. This formulation is 100% Vegetarian as well as Authentic and also free from Yeast, Fillers Chemicals, Additives, and extra colors, etc. They do not produce any side effects in the body and are available at a very reasonable cost.

Herbal Remedies for Slipped Disc from Planet Ayurveda

1. Boswellia Curcumin

2. Aamvatantak Churna

3. Yograj Guggul

4.  Hakam Churan

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1. Boswellia Curcumin

This remedy is formulated from 100% pure and natural herbs of Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma Longa) and is available in the form of capsules. Boswellia Curcumin not only alleviates the symptoms of a slipped disc but also protects the body against various types of infections.

Dosage: 2 Capsules 2 times a day with plain water after meals.

2. Aamvatantak Churna

 This powder is a wonderful blend of different types of herbs such as Haridra (Curcuma longa), Suranjaan (Colchicum autumnale), Gorakhmundi (Sphaeranthus indicus), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Sonth (Zingiber officinale and  Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum). This shoulder prevents the pain in the spinal column and also help in restoring the mobility of the bones. Its anti-inflammatory properties made this powder an effective remedy against various infections.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful after 30 mins of meals with lukewarm water.

3. Yograj Guggul

These tablets are formulated with the help of  various herbs such as Nigella sativa, Cinnamomum zeylanica, Piper longum,Tribulus terrestris, Cuminum cyminum, Coriandrum sativum Elettaria cardamomum, Pluchea lanceolata, Rock salt, Piper nigrum, Commiphora Mukul, Cinnamomum Tamala Cyperus rotundus, Terminalia bellirica,  Zingiber officinale, Plumbago zeylanica, Terminalia chebula, Carum copticum, Embelia ribes, Emblica Officinalis, Abies webbiana, Piper nigrum, Trachyspermum roxburghianum, Piper cubeba, and Vetiveria zizanioides. These tablets are very effective in the treatment of slipped disc because they increase the mobility of the spinal column and strength of muscles.

Dosage: 2 Tablets 2 times a day after meals with lukewarm water.

4.  Hakam Churan

Hakam Churan is available in the form of powder and this powder is a wonderful blend of different types of herbs such as  Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi), Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum), Kalonji (Nigella sativa), and Methi (Trigonella foenum-graecum). This churna promote the function of the important spinal cord and prevent the problems of a slipped disc in the adults by enhancing their strength.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful powder 2 times a day with plain water after meals.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Slipped Disc

Nowadays life is moving at a fast pace. People are using their bodies like a machine. Without proper maintenance thismachine develops many degenerative changes which are painful and also decrease the functional efficiency of our body, A slipped disc is also one such disease.

The intervertebral discs are tightly packed between two vertebrae and these act as protective shock absorbing pads between the bones of the spine. When a disc herniates or ruptures, it may create pressure against one or more of the spinal nerves which can cause weakness, pain or sometimes numbness in the area of the body served by those nerves. Slipped disc affects the spine in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring (anulus fibrosus) of an intervertebral disc allows the soft, central portion to bulge out beyond the damaged outer rings.

A slipped disc is also known as a herniated disc or prolapsed disc and ruptured disc. Slipped disc is usually due to age-related degeneration of the anulus fibrosus. Other Factors that lead to slipped disc include Poor posture combined with the habitual use of incorrect body mechanics, hard physical labour ,Post-delivery in women, lifting heavy objects, especially accompanied by twisting or turning; excessive strain, and sudden forceful trauma. A herniation may develop suddenly or gradually over weeks or months.

Slipped disc can occur in any part of the spine but it is more common in the lower back especially at the L4-L5 and L5-S1 levels. It is called lumbar disc herniation. This is because the lumbar spine carries most of the body’s weight. The second most common area is neck region mainly at C6-C7 levels. It is called cervical disc herniation. The area in which you experience pain depends on what part of the spine is affected.

Degenerative disc disease deals with normal changes in your spinal discs with the progression of age. Spinal discs are soft, compressible discs that separate the vertebrae that make up the spine. The discs act as shock absorbers for the spine.I t allows spine to flex, bend, and twist. Degenerative disc disease can take place throughout the spine, but it most often occurs in the discs in the lower back (lumbar region) and the neck (cervical region).

Ayurvedic View of Degenerative Disc Disease

According to Ayurveda Degenerative disc disease is vataj disorder which occurs due to dhatu kshaya. With advancement of age vata increases in body and causes many degenerative changes in the body. When vata increases it causes dryness and loss of fluid in your discs. This reduces the ability of the discs to act as shock absorbers and makes them less flexible. Loss of fluid also makes the disc thinner and narrows the distance between the vertebrae. As the space between the vertebrae gets smaller, there is less padding between them, and the spine becomes less flexible. The body reacts to this by formation of bone spurs (osteophytes). These bony growths or osteophytes are called Asthi Dhatu Vridhi due to vitiation of vata in the body. Bone spurs can put pressure on the spinal nerve roots, resulting in pain in the area of the body served by those nerves.These changes are more likely to occur in people who are having vatik prakirti, who smoke cigarettes, those who do excessive physical work and liftheavy objects in routine. People who are obese are also more likely to have symptoms of Slipped disc/ degenerative disc disease.

Signs And Symptoms

Symptoms of a herniated disc can vary depending on the location of the herniation and the types of soft tissue that are involved. A herniated disc can therefore produce symptoms anywhere along the course of that nerve, A slipped disc can produce different symptoms like varying degrees of pain in the back or neck along with numbness or weakness, tingling, paralysisand paresthesia.

Planet ayurveda provides disc care pack for herniated disc problem. This pack helps in relieving spasm of muscles, prevents further protrusion or herniation of disc and reduces inflammation of soft tissue if any.

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1. Boswellia Curcumin

It is packed with pure herbal extracts. Boswellia Curcumin is very effective natural supplement by Planet Ayurveda. It is importantfor maintaining musculoskeletal health. It is a perfect combination of Boswellia and Curcumin.

Boswellia Serrata (salai Guggulu)  is a gum resin extracted from a tree, (Boswellia) has long been used in  Ayurveda. The boswellic acids that are a component of the resin have shown favourable results for various inflammatory conditions. Studies have shown thatboswellic acids, are most potent inhibitorof an enzyme responsible for inflammation,thus making it excellent anti-inflammatory herb for joint pains and herniated disc.

Its Second ingredient Curcumin is having best anti – inflammatory properties and is useful for osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis. It acts best in inflammatory dis orders.

Boswellia Curcumin contains 100% standardized herb extracts.

It is a pack of 60 capsules.

Dose – 1 – 2 capsules twice daily after meals with water.

2. Aamvatantak Churna

Aamvatantak Churna is a blend of ingredients like Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera),Haridra (Curcuma longa), Methika (Trigonella foenumgraecum), Surnajan (Colchicum luteum), Gorakhmundi (Sphaeranthus Indicus) and Shunthi (Zingiber officinale). All these herbs act together in a synergestic manner to pacify vitiated kapha and vata ofbody and thus effectively manage joint pains These herbs are having Aama pachak action (toxin clearing action) and vata pacifying action. Gorakh mundi is a pitta pacifying herb in this preparation thus making this formulation usefulfor pitta prakirti people also. Ashwgandha is a potent nervine tonic and relaxes nervous system there fore it is useful to calm down pain along the course of the nerve and relieve pain due to slipped disc.

Dose – 1/2 to1 tsp twice daily with wateror with Kumari saar(juice) after meals

3. Yograj Guggulu

It is a classical ayurvedic preparation for vataj diseases like joint pains and slipped disc.MainIngredients of Yograj Guggulu are Shudh Guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Pippali (Piper longum), Jeeraka (Cuminum cyminum), Devdaru (Cedrus deodara), Ela (Eletteria cardamomum), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Mustaka (Cyperus rotundus), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Sonth (Zingiber officinale) etc. These are Aam pachak and anti-inflammatory in action. This natural supplement comes in tablets form that helps to maintain healthy muscles and joints. This classical formulation is traditionally used in Ayurveda for painful joints.muscular pain and Slipped disc. It strengthens the skeletal and neuromuscular system.

Yograj guggulu is 100% standardized herbalcombination according to Classical Ayurvedic texts.

It is a pack of 120 tablets.

Dose – 1-2 tablets twice or thrice daily after meals with water

4. Hakam Churna

A wonderful blend of ingredients such as chandershoor (Lepidium sativum), Kalaunji (Nigella sativa), Mehika (Trigonella foenumgraecum) and ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi). This combination is renowned as tridoshic Rasayan. Hakam Churna maintains equilibrium of tridosha and supports healthy body functions. It pacifies vata and kapha dosha in body. It balances digestive fire (jatharagni) in the body.

Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum) is a specific herb in this formulation. Its powder is given to women in Postpartum Phase to pacify vata and to relieve lower backache. Its other ingredients like methi and ajwain are equally important in Postpartum Phase to keep body aches at bay.

There fore Hakam Churna is a unique formulation by Planet Ayurveda for Slipped disc.

Dose – 1 tsp twice daily with lukewarm water after meals.

Pack – It is available in pack of 100gms