Signs and Symptoms of Lumbar Spondylosis
The aim of Lumbar spondylosis treatment in Ayurveda is to rehydrate the dehydrated disc, reduce pain, inflammation and muscle spasm. The goal is also to strengthen the muscles and nerve roots, so that the problem is eliminated from its base.
Pain, tingling sensation, numbness, stiffness of the spine are major symptoms of Lumbar spondylosis which is predominantly due to vitiated Vatha dosha. According to Ayurveda, Lumbar Spondylosis can be correlated to Kati Vata (one of the Sandhigata Vata) and back pain to Kati shula or Prishta shula or Kati graha or Trika shulaor Trika graha.
Treatment in Ayurveda for Lumbar spondylosis is to bring the vitiated ‘Vata dosha‘ back to the state of equilibrium and thereby to the state of health. This include Panchakarma & Rejuvenation therapies, internal medications, diet and life style changes.
Therapies like Dhanyamla dhara, Abhyanga, swedna, Elakizhi, Sarvangadhara, Vasti, kati vasti, Navarakizhi are commonly done according to the severity of illness. These therapies are customized and are done dedicatedly to achieve the maximum success rate. Duration of the treatment may range from 4 – 6 weeks.
Avoid foods which cause gaseous distension of the abdomen, like potatoes, legumes, bread, pizza and other junk foods.