Nowadays, back pain is a common problem. It also occurs in youngsters. There may be a variety of underlying causes of the backache and one of which is sciatica pain.
In fact, sciatic nerve is a longest nerve travelling from the buttocks into the legs. This disease is caused due to the irritation to the sciatic nerve. It is a neuropathic pain, which occurs due to injury, compression or dysfunction of the sciatic nerve.
This pain is a chronic pain and is difficult to cure with conventional medicines. People when take painkillers, their pain subsides. When the effects of the medicines minimized, they again experience the pain. Ayurveda can help in this chronic disease by treating the underlying main cause of the disease.
Causes of Sciatica
The main cause of this disease is the irritation of the lumbar sacral spine's roots. Other causes include:
Sciatica and Ayurveda
Sciatica is termed as GRIDHRASHI in ayurveda. All symptoms are caused by aggravation of VATA humor. The constipation and cold weather may be a risk factor to worsen the sciatica pain, according to ayurveda. Ayurvedic ancient texts have described an extensive treatment of sciatica.
Symptoms of Sciatica
The following symptoms are present :
Ayurveda stresses on the correction of the main cause of sciatic nerve irritation. Ayurvedic medicines corrects the aggravated VATA and treats the constipation and other associated diseases.
As Sciatica is a VATA disease, so ayurvedic medicines also pacify the VATA humor in the body. For relieving pain and treating underlying cause, ayurveda recommends certain herbs and therapies, which helps the patient a lot.
The following herbs are very useful in the cure of this disease. These herbs are very effective in relieving numbness, tingling sensation, throbbing pain, constipation and backache. The formulation in a right proportion to cure the disease is available from the “Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic” of Melbourne, Australia.
Shudh Kuchla (Nux Vomica)
Shudh kuchka is also known as nux vomica. It is an excellent remedy for Vata disorders. It helps in low blood pressure, arthritis, sciatic pain, abdominal pain, migraine, depression, headaches, constipation, upset stomach, rheumatoid arthritis, dementia etc. In sciatica, it reduces numbness, tingling sensation and pain. It works on nerves as a nervine tonic. It also reduces irritation caused to the sciatic nerve.
Boswellia (Indian Frankincense)
Boswellia is a resin, also known as Indian Frankincense, used in ayurvedic and herbal medicines for chronic inflammatory diseases and pain disorders. It is commonly used in osteoarthritis, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and osteoarthritis. In sciatica, it lowers the nerve's irritation and works as an analgesic.
Guggul (Commiphora wightii)
It is also known as Indian bdellium tree. It has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It is antispasmodic, carminative, appetizer, anti-flatulence, muscle relaxant and anti-Vata. It reduces inflammation and works as analgesic against the disease.
Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)
Ashwagandha is the most powerful ayurvedic herb used in sciatica for strengthening purposes. It provides strength to the spine, back muscles and ligaments. It also possesses anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating properties. It helps to reduce inflammation and irritation to the sciatic nerve. It alleviates pain and associated numbness of the buttocks, thigh and legs. Furthermore, it is also immunity booster and aphrodisiac herb.
Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza Glabra)
Yashtimadhu contains glycyrrhizin alkaloid beneficial in gastritis, gas, ulcer, inflammatory diseases, arthritis, spinal disorders and arthritic problems. In sciatica, it soothes the sciatic nerve and alleviates the irritation caused to it. It is also beneficial in disk desiccation or degenerative change of inter-vertebral discs. It reduces pain and inflammation associated with the sciatica.
Kati basti is an ayurvedic therapy in which medicated oils are used. It gives relief from lower back pain, sciatica pain and provides strength to the back and spine. Generally, it is prescribed for patients with sciatica and chronic backache. Many patients have reported that it is an effective ayurevdic treatment. The complete therapy may take 7 to 21 days along with ayurvedic internal supplements. Kati basti procedure takes around 30 to 45 minutes per session.
Herbal steam bath or ayurvedic steam therapy is also beneficial for relieving pain, numbness and tingling sensation of the back and legs.
Below mentioned herbal and ayurvedic medicine are very popular to treat Sciatica nerve pain cure naturally. These medicines are safe and can be taken with conventional medication without any interaction. To know the best possible sciatica treatment plan in Melbourne have an appointment with your Ayurvedic doctor.
Yoga and Sciatica
Yoga is an effective alternative and natural treatment for this kind of pains. Some yoga poses help in lowering discomfort and pain associated with the sciatica. Generally, these yoga postures are helpful for providing strength and improving mobility. These yoga postures are
Revolved Triangle Pose, Extended Triangle Pose, Low Lunge, Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend, Staff Pose, High Lunge, Easy Pose, Raja kapotasana (king pigeon pose), Gomukhasana (cow’s face pose), half spinal twist (ardha matsyendrasana) etc.
Lifestyle during Sciatic Pain
Following lifestyle changes can help patients :
Ayurvedic treatment is highly effective for sciatica. One of the ayurvedic therapies is kati basti, which is generally used to treat this pain. It gives great results in sciatica treatment in Melbourne. The patients also experience some relief after each session.
Consult today Dr. Gurnam Saini in Melbourne, Australia for the Kati Basti session or to know how you can get rid from suffering of Sciatica, naturally. Dr Saini is also available for online consultation.
Dr. Gurnam Saini
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
MD Alternative Medicine
Panchkarma Detox Expert
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