MANAGEMENT OF GRIDHRASI THROUGH AYURVEDA W.S.R TO SCIATICA- A CASE STUDY
Keywords:Gridhrasi, Shodhana, Shamana, Yoga Basti, Sciatic.
Background: Gridhrasi is one of the most common disorders of Vata, which closely resembles with sciatica, which is characterized by pain or discomfort associated with sciatic nerve. Contemporary medicine has limitations giving short‑term relief in pain or surgical intervention with side effect.
Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study was to access the efficacy of Ayurvedic management through Shodhana and Shamana Chikitsa.
Materials and methods: It is a single case study. A 31yrs old male who was came with complaints of severe pain in low back( lumbar region) on right side which is radiating towards the thigh, calf region &down to foot difficulty & pain while walking & sitting, stiffness in lumbar region, mild numbness in right leg since 2 months. Also having the H/O fall before 4 months. So, patient approached to Ayurvedic hospital and was treated by one course of Yoga Basti along with Shamana Chikitsa.
Result: symptomatic assessment of patient was carried out after the treatment & satisfactory outcome was observed & overall quality of life of patient was improved.
Conclusion: The above mentioned therapy gives symptomatic relief for the management of Gridhrasi.