Sciatica-Back Pain

Ayurveda name: gradhrasi

Type of illness: back pain experienced in the region of the buttocks, back of the thigh and the leg. patient experiences difficulty in walking. the pain is associated with the sciatica nerve which is part of the nerve system that controls the muscles of the back of the knee and lower leg, and provides sensation to the back of the thigh, part of the lower leg and the sole of the foot.

Causes of illness: according to ayurveda philosophy, the human body consists of three doshas – vatha, pitha and kappha. an imbalance of the three dosha’s leads to disease. sciatica is usually caused by an increase or aggravation of “vatha dosha”.

At a practical level, the buttocks and part of the thigh and legs are serviced by the sciatica nerve. pressing of the sciatica nerve and inflammation of the surrounding areas of the sciatica nerve leads to this disease. the damage of the sciatica nerve slows down or prevents conduction of impulses through the nerve. this also causes inflammation of the surrounding area. damage to the sciatica nerve can be caused through strenuous activity such as lifting of weights or over exposure to cold wind.
the sciatica nerve could also be injured by fracture of the pelvis, or other trauma to the buttocks or thighs. prolonged sitting or lying with pressure on the buttocks may also damage it. systemic diseases such as diabetes, can typically damage many different nerves, including the sciatica nerve. the sciatica nerve may also be harmed by pressure from masses such as tumor or abscess, or by bleeding in the pelvis.
specific symptoms:
• sensation changes in the back, in the calf or the sole of the feet
• numbness and decreased sensation
• tingling and burning sensations
• mild or severe pain
• abnormal sensations
• weakness of the knee or foot resulting in difficulty in walking
• inability to move the foot (severe case)
• inability to bend the knee (in severe case)

Ayurveda treatment: the illness is treated with a combination of internal herbal pills, herbal decoctions and elixirs/ wine, and external oil applications and hot fomentation.
1. internally taken herbal pills called “yogaraja guggulu”. guggulu is a resin obtained from the tree camphora mukul that is found in south asia. the yogaraja guggulu is made by making a paste of guggulu resin, 25 types of herbs, and ghee. the medicine is very effective in the treatment of all pains of the nervous system. the pills are usually prescribed twice a day and two pills at a time
2. herbal elixire / wine called the “dashamula arishta”. this elixire contains about 63 herbs, plums, juggery ( molasses) and honey and water. the name “dashamula” comes from the fact that it has ten main component herbs (dasa in sinhala is ten). the ingredients are placed in a specially prepared barrel and left to ferment for a month. the result is a sweet wine of exceptional taste. the medicine has an anti – inflammatory property and tones up the nerves and helps the nerves to work more effectively. the prescribed dosage is usually one tablespoon, twice daily. this elixire has anti -inflammatory properties and tones up the nerves and helps the nerves to work more effectively.
ten main component herbs
1. aswenna – alysicarpus vaginalis
2. polpala – aerva lanata
3. ela batu – solanum melongena
4. katuwel batu – solanum xanthocarpum
5. hin nerenchi – tribulus terristris
6. thotila – oroxylum indicum
7. beli fruit – aegle marmelos
8. et demata – gmelina arborea
9. palol – stereospermum suaveolens
10. hin medi – premna integrifolia
3. fresh herbal decoctions prepared by boiling a large number of dry and fresh herbs (at times up to 20 compounds) -depending on the patients condition, these decoctions also help to reduce the pain associated with the disease.
4. internal medicine to avoid constipation, which often aggravates the symptoms. castor oil is prescribed for internal use with the decoctions. castor oil is a good purgative and has the qualities of reducing the effect of constipation associated with vata dosha.
5. external oil application on the painful parts of the body, particularly the back region, buttocks, and part of the thighs and legs with the medicinal oil called “sarshapadi” this medicinal oil is prepared with the base of mustard oil, camphor and vegetable turpentine.
6. hot fomentation of the painful parts with the help of ” bolus” or bundles of fresh and dry herbal parts and sea salt wrapped in cloth. the oil massage and the formentation improves the blood circulation, stimulate and strengthen the nerves and reduces the aggravated vatha dosha and helps to reduce the pain.
prospect of cure: data analyzed show that the majority of the patients were cured of the disease. a cure takes about 4 weeks of treatment. almost all the patients experienced reduction of symptoms. reduction of symptoms was seen after about 2 – 3 weeks of treatment.
For Physiotherapy advise and treatment please do post on http://www.physiotherapy4alll.blogspot.in

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68 thoughts on “Sciatica-Back Pain

  1. Dr I had sudden pain in bak and went down.I stopped afetr two days pain vanished now it pains during sleeping or sitting not for longer time.I checked in X ray nothing was there Dr told me.please suggest what to do.

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  2. Dr. Meri mri report me disc bulge between l4 & l5 hai. Meri left leg aur back me 18 months se pain hai. Pl koi ilaaj batayen. Thank u.

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  3. Sir I’m heavily suffering from central disk execution for past 2 months.I’m under pysioteraphy treatment now.traction for 10 hrs .need few medicines for sciatica pain pls advice .

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    1. dear friend continue physiotherpy treatment.
      Take Palsinuron Cap (PhytoPharma) two capsule – open them – take out powder – mix it with one spoon honey and consume twice a day.
      moreover take additonal treatment visiting your nearby ayurvedic physician

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    1. එක දෙයක් මට ඔබ autoimmnune ආබාධයක් සඳහා ප්රතිකාර ගැන විමර්ශනය කරන බව තේරුම් ගන්න පුළුවන්. ඔව්, ඒ සඳහා ප්රතිකාර නැත. නිසි ඔබට මග පෙන්වන පරිදි මම ඉංග්රීසි විස්තර යැවීම ඔබ ඉල්ලා සිටිමි.
      ස්තුති
      සම්බන්ධයෙන්

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  5. Hello sir..
    Mujhe 2014 sep se scitica pain hai back buttok se leg ke toe tak. Maine ayurvedic doctor ko dikhaya tha par unki dawa se mujhe aram nhi mila aur fir maine allopathic medice doctor ko dikha ker kha rha hu but dawa kha kr mjhe pain kam rhta hai aur dawa na khane pe pain rhta h jb mai thoda chalta hu to pain kam mehsus hota h bt jyada chalne pe jyada pain hota h. Mere pas bas doctor ki prescribed repot hai koi mri ya x ray nhi h..
    kindly help me plzz…

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  6. Sir my name is DIJU KALITA …I AM A DEFENCE PERSON ……M SUFFERING SCITICA FROM 2 yers I m 34 yrs. Old..sir plz tell me the name of medicie for scitica pain …….

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  7. Hello sir. l had broblum with L4 – L5 disc bulge.my legs are painful.i took seraid injection also.what would I take treatment now,kindly please your advice. Thanks for your help

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  8. Respected Sir ,

    My mom is suffering frm siatica from last 15 to 16 years .She has swelling and pain in knee,not able walk or stand for more than 4 to 5 miniutes.Her age is 70yrs weight is 70 kg.Allopatheic Dr, suggest for knee surgery , is there any medicine to get relief from this pain.
    We stay in mumbai ,do you visit here or can we contact you.
    Please reply,
    Thanks and regards,

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  9. namaste sir
    mere paapa ko back or right leg pain hai hamne phisio ko dikhaya tha to unhone kah andar ghav ho gaya hai 1mahina excess karne ke bada kaphi aaram tha lekin 4 _5 dino se pain jaada ho jaya hai doctor ne kaha ki ghav khul gaya hai paapa ko aab chale me bahut jaada pain ho raha hai paapa ki age 49 hai
    jab medicine lete haai to araam rahat hai phir woose hi ho jaata hai
    hum
    mumbai me rahte hai sir koi ghav thik karne ka upay battee
    pls sir

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  10. Your blog is very useful. Do u want to say that there is good treatment available in ayurvedA and physiotherapy instead of allopathic medicinally treatment. Regards.

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  11. Hello sir,
    muze sayetika ki takalif hai and mai abhi pregnant hu 1 month hai to eske liye maine ayurvedic medicine li hai Maharasnadi Kadha pregnancy me lena chahiye ya nahi
    Thanks,
    Mrs Kadam

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  12. Dr sahab I am suffer scitica last 5 year but last four my right leg is not work properly my foot is now drop and back side spinal to leg is no sensation please give me advise for cure the problem

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