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A CASE STUDY ON GRIDHRASI (SCIATICA)

*Gupta Pallavi V., Gupta Shashiprabha L. and Shaha Pooja V.

Abstract

Gridhrasi (Sciatica) is one of the Vatavyadhi which is caused by aggravated Vata dosha. It is characterised by ruka (pain), toda (piercing pain), stambha (stiffness) and gourava (heaviness) which starts from sphik pradesh (hip) and radiates downwards through pristhabhaga of kati, pristha, uru, janu, jangha and pada. In modern sciences, it is correlated with sciatica. Sciatica is pain radiating through sciatic nerve trunk. It is mainly caused by compression of nerve root resulting from osteophytes and canal stenosis. Chief symptom of sciatica is pain radiating from buttocks down to the leg. In modern treatment for sciatica which includes internal medications for pain and inflammation, Physical therapy & spinal injections. And lastly surgery is advised for those who do not respond for conservative treatments. But, these are not much successful. Signs and symptoms of sciatica is much similar to "Gridhrasi-Vata Roga" according to Ayurveda classical text. With the procedures of panchakarma and internal medications Gridhrasi can be treated. This case study shows a very good result after Panchakarma Treatment and Ayurveda Shaman (Vitiated) therapy.

Keywords: Gridhrasi, Panchakarma Treatment, Ayurvedic shaman therapy.


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