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Management of Lumber Spondylosis
|by Dr. Chetan Pawar|
Management of Katigata Vata by Ayurvedic Medicine
Lumber Spondylosis is a degenerative condition which affects the lower spine. In patient with Lumber Spondylosis, the spine is compressed by narrowing of the space between vertebrae, causing variety of health. Problems ranging from back pain to neurological issues. As per the modern management is concerned, there is no established treatment for it except surgical intervention; which causes complications and side effects. Hence Ayurvedic treatment is one of best for management of Lumber Spondylosis. The present case study has focus on effectiveness of Panchkarma combined with Shamana therapy.
Keywords : Lumber Spondylosis, Katigata Vata, Panchkarma, Shamana therapy
Introduction: Spondylosis (Cervical, Thorasic, Lumber) affects nearly 80% of population. If is most common cause of job related disability leading to missed work and second most common neurological ailments. As a result patient develops numbness, tingling and pain which seem to radiate out from the area.These symptoms are the result of pressure on nerves exit spinal cord. According to Ayurveda function of body with basic three humors (Doshas) i.e.Vata, Pitta and Kapha for a body to function in its optimum state these three doshas must function in equilibrium. At dis-equilibrium they causes disorders at these site. When the function of these three doshas are hampered at Lumber region it is called as Katigata Vata. Ayurvedic approach for treatment of Lumber Spondylosis is to maintain Vata, Pitta, Kapha at equilibrium.
History of Present Illness:
Patient was apparently all right before 15 days, After that he had developed lower backache for that he took symptomatic treatment in spite of that he developed severe lower backache, So patient came to M.A.Podar Hospital for above said complaints.
H/o Fall from height approx 10 feet before 10 years.
Investigation: On Admission-
MRI of L.S. Spine done on 12/07/2013 shows :
• Scoliosis of the lumbar spine,with convexity to left.
Vitiation of Vata causes Asthikshaya &Diminuition of Sandhistha Shleshaka Kapha
Diagnosis According to Modern Pathophysiology of Lumbar Spondylosis.
1) Lakshadi Guggulu 500 mg tds (Vyankali)
Sarvang snehana-Nadi swedana 15 days
1) Aaharaj: Yava,Kultha,Vari,Nachani,Lasuna,Aardrak,Jangal Maansa,koshna Jala.
1) Aaharaja: Dadhi, Matsya, Dugdha, Masha.
Symptoms Before Treatment After Treatment
Right Left Right Left
SLRT Before Treatment After Treatment
Sr.No. Kalpa Contents Karma 1) Lakshadi Guggulu Shuddha Laksha, Asthi Shrunkhala, Ashwagandha,Nagabala, Shodhit Guggulu Asthisandhankar, 2) Trayodashanga Guggulu Babultawaka,Ashwagandha, Guduchi,Hapusha ,Shatavari, Ajamoda,Guggulu,Goghruta. Balya,Rasayana, Asthidhatwagnivardhana 3) Rasraj Rasa Rasasindoor, Abhraka Bhasma, SuvarnaBhasma,LohaBhasma Roupya Bhasma, Vanga Bhasma,Ksheerkalcoli. Reduces nervine irritation and inflammation, Helps in strengthning them. (as per modern terminology in comparision with Ayurveda) 4) Maharasnadi kwatha Rasna,Shatpushapa,Deodaru, Vacha,Aragvadha,Shunthi, Punarnava Haritaki,Musta, Guduchi Vataghna
1) Charak Samhita Dr.Ravidutt Tripathi Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan 2002
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