Sciatica, Gridhrasi in Ayurveda, is a VataRoga, characterized by sharp, shocking pain radiating from the hip to thigh, calf or the toes in one or both the legs. Dullness, instability, tingling sensation & pain along the path of the sciatic nerve are the results of compression, irritation & inflammation of the sciatic nerve.
The most common causes are Lumbar Herniated Disc, Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Aging, Osteoporosis, Spondylosis, Pelvic Infections, Tumors, Diabetic Neuropathies, etc.
In the following & complex stages of sciatica, the gait of the affected person resembles that of an eagle's walk & the inflamed nerve seems like eagle's beak, hence the term gridhrasi.
Majority of these patients give a history of lifting heavy weights on their head or back, adopting inappropriate spinal postures while sitting or bending forward, riding two-wheelers on bumpy roads, female patients standing for a prolonged time in kitchens. These all add to the unbearable & excruciating pain called sciatica.
Ayurveda considers that the aggravation of Vayu causes sciatica/gridhrasi. Sometimes the vitiation of kapha along with vata brings on the attack. At times constipation accelerates or aggravates an attack of sciatica. Ayurvedic treatment for Sciatica in Hyderabad? has firmly gained the success rate.
Ayurvedic treatment for Sciatica prescribes the perfect prescription for gridhrasi. It includes:
- Dietary Regimen: Pulses, beans, and fried foods should be prohibited. Curds and other sour things should be avoided. Saffron, in small quantities, should be combined with milk and given to the patient to drink.
- Lifestyle Regimen: A gentle exercise of the leg advised. Exposure to damp and cold must be avoided. Swimming in lukewarm water is an excellent activity for legs. The patient should use a hard bed and wear a lumbosacral belt. Yogic exercises like Halasana, Shalabhasana, and Bhujangasana may be engaged after pain has subsided to prevent recurrence of sciatica.
- Internal Medications: It Includes a qualified doctor prescribes many types of ayurvedic preparations like Thailams, Grithams, Gutika, Pills, Lehyams, Churnams, Asavaaristams & Kashayas after a thorough examination of the patient.
- External Therapies: Includes the famous panchakarma & rejuvenation therapies. Abhyangam, NadiSwedam, Elakizhi, Pizhichil, Kati Vasthi, MatraVasthi, and other ayurvedic procedures are performed accordingly for 7/14/21/28 days, thus treating the underlying cause of the disease without any side effects.
We at Vardhan Ayurveda Hospital, since 1999 with 7 branches(Basheerbagh, Tarnaka, Banjara Hills, Vijayawada, Rajahmundry, Kurnool, and Tirupati) across Andhra Pradesh & Telangana have treated more than 5 Lakh Patients and avoided 2 Lakh + Surgeries by giving the Best Treatments for “Sciatica” with high success rates through Ayurveda.