AN AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF ANNULAR TEAR OF LUMBER INTERVERTEBRAL DISC - A CASE STUDY

  • Sheetal Tokle Post Graduate Scholar, Department of Panchakarma, Govt. Akhandanand Ayurved College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
  • Sweety Ruparel H.O.D and Professor, Department of Panchakarma, Govt. Akhandanand Ayurved College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
  • Akanksha Sharma Post Graduate Scholar, Department of Panchakarma, Govt. Akhandanand Ayurved College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
  • Hetal Ramani Post Graduate Scholar, Department of Panchakarma, Govt. Akhandanand Ayurved College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

Abstract

Intervertebral discs are fibro cartilaginous structures. They give shape to the vertebral column. The discs act as a remarkable series of shock absorbers. Surrounding each intervertebral disc, a tough, shock absorbing layer known as annulus, protect the disc’s vulnerable interior. An annular tear occurs when this outer hard layer cracks. Causes of annular tear are aging process of spine, injury, trauma etc. Medicines like Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), Narcotic drugs, injections and surgery which have their limitations and having some adverse effects too. In present era, awareness and popularity of Ayurveda is increasing day by day and people prefer to be treated by Ayurveda. So, Ayurveda is more favoured by people. According to Ayurveda annular tear can be understood as Abhighata Janya Katigatavata. In this single case study an effort has been made to manage annular tear in lumbar intervertebral disc, through Ayurveda. A 48 year old female, suffering from annular tear of lumbar intervertebral disc desiccation and herniation, was treated with Tikta Kshira Basti for 15 consecutive days. Simultaneously Kati Basti and internal medicines were also given. Noticeable relief was found in all symptoms of the patients, so here a single case study is presented.

Published
2017-09-10
How to Cite
TOKLE, Sheetal et al. AN AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF ANNULAR TEAR OF LUMBER INTERVERTEBRAL DISC - A CASE STUDY. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences (ISSN 2456-3110), http://www.jaims.in/index.php/jaims/pages/view/Citation, v. 2, n. 4, p. 337 - 340, sep. 2017. ISSN 2456-3110. Available at: <http://jaims.in/index.php/jaims/article/view/327>. Date accessed: 24 nov. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.v2i4.9380.
Section
Case Study