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AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF GRIDHRASI W.S.R. SCIATICA-A CASE STUDY

Dr. Ish Garg* and Dr. Sujata Yadav

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Gridhrasi (sciatica) is a lifestyle disorder associated with pain hampering daily routine of life. The incidence rate vary from about three times in male as in female sex. Gridhrasi is a shoolpradhan vyadhi that is presented as common symptoms such as pain, pricking and stiffness primarily starting from the Sphik region (gluteal region) and radiating through posterior aspect of Kati‚ÄźPrishtha (low back), Janu (knee), Jangha (thigh) till Pada (feet). In Ayurveda, Gridhrasi disease closely resembles with Sciatica of modern medicine in its signs and symptoms. It is described as one of the Vata Nanatmaj vyadhi manifested due to vitiation of Vaat Dosha alone or with the vitiation of Kapha Doshas leading to Vataj or Vata-Kaphaj Gridhrasi. Case Presentation: We report the case of a 61-year-old man experiencing pain in lower back region radiating to right leg since 5 months. He was administered various Shamana yogas along with Matra Basti with Mahanarayan taila and Nadi Sweda. The symptoms of Gridhrasi (Sciatica) like Ruka (Pain), Toda (Pricking Sensation), Stambha (Stiffness), Spandan (Twitching) and Kaphaj Symptoms like Aruchi (Anorexia), Tandra (Drowsiness), Gaurava (Heaviness) and tests like S.L.R. test and Walking tests were observed over the treatment. Analysis of result showed improvement in Gridhrasi (Sciatica). Finally study concluded that given treatment is found effective in management of Gridhrasi (Sciatica).

Keywords: Ayurveda, Basti karma, Gridhrasi, Pain, Sciatica, straight-leg raise (SLR) test.


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