Nowadays, back pain is a common problem. It may also occur in youngsters. There may be a variety of underlying causes of the backache and one of which is sciatica pain.
Sciatic nerve is a nerve travelling from the buttocks into the legs. This disease is caused due to the irritation to the sciatic nerve. It is a type of neuropathic pain, which may occur due to injury, compression or dysfunction of the sciatic nerve.
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.
Causes of Sciatica
The main cause of this disease is the irritation of the lumbar sacral spine's roots. Other causes include:
Symptoms of Sciatica
The following symptoms may be present :
Ayurveda stresses on the correction of the main cause of sciatic nerve irritation. Ayurvedic medicines help correct the aggravated VATA .
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 may offer support.
The following herbs may be very useful in the cure of this disease. These herbs can be very effective in relieving numbness, tingling sensation, throbbing pain, constipation and backache. You would need to consult to discuss treatment options. The Following ayurvedic herbs have been used traditionally to treat sciatica.
Shudh Kuchla (Nux Vomica)
Shudh kuchla is also known as nux vomica. It can be an excellent remedy for Vata disorders. It may helps in low blood pressure, arthritis, sciatic pain, abdominal pain, migraine, depression, headaches, constipation, upset stomach, rheumatoid arthritis, dementia etc. In sciatica, it can help reduce numbness, tingling sensation and pain. It may works on nerves as a nervine tonic. It may 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 may help to lower 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 can help reduce inflammation and work as analgesic against the disease.
Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)
Ashwagandha can be one of the most powerful ayurvedic herb used in sciatica for strengthening purposes. It can provides strength to the spine, back muscles and ligaments. It may also possesses anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating properties. It can helps to reduce inflammation and irritation to the sciatic nerve. It can also 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 can soothes the sciatic nerve and alleviates the irritation caused to it. It may also beneficial in disc desiccation or degenerative change of inter-vertebral discs. It can reduces pain and inflammation associated with the sciatica.
Below mentioned herbal and ayurvedic medicine are very popular to treat Sciatica nerve pain cure naturally. These medicines are generally safe and mostly can be taken with conventional medication after consultation with your ayurvedic doctor. To know the possible sciatica treatment plan in Melbourne have an appointment with your Ayurvedic doctor.
Ayurvedic treatments can be 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. The patients strats to experience relief after each session.
Kati basti is an ayurvedic therapy in which medicated oils are used. It help to offer relief from lower back pain, sciatica pain and may provide strength to the back and spine. Generally, it is prescribed for patients with sciatica and chronic backache. Kati basti procedure takes around 30 to 45 minutes per session.
Herbal steam bath or ayurvedic steam therapy may also be beneficial for relieving pain, numbness and tingling sensation of the back and legs.
Yoga 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.
Following lifestyle changes can help patients :
Consult today Gurnam Saini in Melbourne, Australia for the Kati Basti session or to know how you can get rid from suffering of Sciatica, naturally. Gurnam Saini is also available for online consultation.
If you wish to enquire more information on Sciatica Ayurvedic Natural Treatment in Melbourne, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.
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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.
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