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Degenerative Disc Disease Ayurvedic Natural Treatment

Author : Gurnam Saini  

Degenerative Disc Disease Natural Treatment

Degenerative disc diseases refer to the group of symptoms caused due to the wear-and-tear of the interverbal discs in the neck and back. In some patients, degenerative disc disease can cause numbness, and radiating or shooting pain in the hands and legs. The compression of the nerves due to the degenerative changes in the intervertebral disc can also cause loss of sensations and weakness in the extremities.  Ayurveda can offers degenerative disc disease traditional treatment that can help to relieve these symptoms, and may slow down the degenerative processes. [1]


Patients with degenerative disc disease experience chronic pain of low to moderate intensity along with intermittent episodes of severe pain.  The use of ayurvedic herbs and different ayurveda massages  may provide degenerative disc pain relief and also prevent the symptoms from worsening.


The symptoms of degenerative disc disease may tend to get worse with advancing age. As the disc begins to degenerate, they may lose their firmness and may tend to collapse on each other. As a result, the nerve that emerges from the space between the 2 vertebrae is compressed leading to a radiating pain along the course of the nerve.


There may also be the bulging of the disc due to the pressure caused by the collapse and compression of the 2 vertebrae over each other.  Ayurvedic treatment for disc bulge may help to prevent degenerative changes and thus, provide relief from the pain, weakness, numbness, and other symptoms of this disease. 


Alternative Natural Treatment For Degenerative Disc Disease 


Patients can opt for the natural treatment for degenerative disc disease to control or slow down the progress of the symptoms of this condition.


The goal of ayurvedic treatment is to reduce pain and prevent the flare-ups. The herbs  may protect the discs and nerves against degeneration and inflammation. Total approach to manage this condition with help of ayurveda include- having a healthy life-style, good eating habits, regular stress management with meditation etc, and use of ayurvedic oil treatments and traditional herbs. 


Traditional ayurveda Herbal Supplements For Disc degeneration


Patients diagnosed with degenerative disc disease can use the traditional ayurvedic herbal  supplements for disc degeneration to manage the age-related changes. These herbal supplements  may possess natural medicinal properties that can prevent the degenerative changes and control the progress of this disease.


Rasana (Alpinia galanga):  [2]


A research presented by Vaidya Vasant Patil mentions about the benefits of rasna in the treatment of degenerative disc disease. A decoction of rasna along with guduchi, gokshura, amalaki, nirgundi, all in equal quantities. Take 30 ml of lukewarm decoction with 10 ml ghee and it can be helpful for this condition.


Erand (Ricinus communis): [3]


Guggulu (Commiphora wightii): . [4]


A case study presented by Raman et al highlights the uses of guggulu in the form of Trayodashanga guggulu, it is a special ayurvedic formulation for vatavyadhi. It contains herbs like guggulu, rasna, ashwagandha etc which are having vata and kapha, shothara properties. Its significant effect has been evaluated in the condition of sandhivata in different studies. Dashmoola kwatha is a well-known ayurvedic medicine having anti-inflammatory, analgesic effect. This study further emphasises that Trayodashanga guggulu and Dashmoola kwatha if administered together can have vata-kapha alleviating, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.


Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) [5]


Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) [6]


Ayurvedic Treatment For Disc Prolapse


The ayurvedic treatment for disc prolapse includes the use of herbs that can act as natural antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory agents. The use of ayurvedic medicine for cervical pain along with a diet rich in nutrients may also help to slow down the degeneration of the intervertebral discs and prevent the worsening of the symptoms.


Ayurvedic Treatment For Neck And Shoulder Pain


Patients can follow an ayurvedic treatment for neck and shoulder pain with the help of  Panchakarma Detox, a therapy aimed at detoxifying the body. 


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  1. Vaidya Vasant Patil, ‘Management of Degenerative Disc Disease in Ayurveda’, Research Gate,
  2. Raman Kaushik, Pragya Sharma, Om Prakash, ‘Management Of Cervical Spondylosis Through Ayurveda: A Case Study’, International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy,



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Disclaimer: The information on ayurvedic products and medicines on our website is for educational purposes only. One should not buy these products over the counter. These should only be taken after ayurvedic consultation with an ayurvedic practitioner. The uses and indications of these herbal products are based on Traditional Ayurvedic text books. These herbs should be supplemented with appropriate diet and lifestyle to get beneficial effects. Although there is a lot of research done on Ayurveda these days, yet these herbal products might not hold enough current research based evidence western world.



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Author Bio:

Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More