Ayurvedic Treatment for Slip Disc & Degenerative Disc

Slip disc, disc bulge or herniated disc is one of the major causes of backache in both men and women. In this article, we will discuss ayurvedic treatment for slip disc, disc bulge, and herniated disc. There are several ayurvedic medicines which are very effective for slip disc and disc bulge. Ayurvedic medicines given in this article are effective for the following 5 conditions:

  1. Bulging Disc (Protruding Disc): Bulging disc means disks between the vertebrae starts protruding.
  2. Slip Disc (Herniated Disc): Slip disc or herniated disc means disc significantly protruded. It can be considered as the last stage of the bulging disc.
  3. Thinning Disc: Disc thickness reduces due to aging.
  4. Degenerative Disc: Discs between the vertebrae starts deteriorating and breaking down.
  5. Disc Degeneration with osteophyte formation: Disc degenerates and osteophytes (abnormal bony outgrowths) are formed.

In all these conditions, you experience the same symptoms:

  1. Backache.
  2. Numbness.
  3. Tingling.
  4. Weakness.
  5. Loss of mobility.

Pain can radiate to lower back, buttocks, thigh, and legs. In most cases, disc prolapse occurs in the area of lumbar vertebrae including L3-L4, L4-L5, L5-S1. The L4-L5 disc bulge is the commonest. So, most patients come to our clinic for L4-L5 disc bulge ayurvedic treatment. However, ayurvedic treatment will remain the same for all five conditions mentioned above related to spinal disc problems.

Ayurvedic Medicine for Herniated Disc

Along with Panchakarma treatment for herniated disc, the patient also requires internal medicine. We found the following formulation effective for ayurvedic treatment of slip disc and degenerative disc.

Ashwagandha Powder 20 grams
Shatavari Powder 20 grams
Yashtimadhu Powder 20 grams
Vidhara Powder 20 grams
Kaunch Beej Powder 20 grams
Trikatu Churna 5 grams

How to Make: Take all the above ingredients in powdered form and mix in the ratio given above in the table.

Dosage 3 grams
Frequency Twice Daily
Medication Time 2 hours after morning and evening meal
Adjuvant Warm milk.

In addition to the above herbal mixture, the patient also requires two more medicines:

Maha Narayana Oil

Dosage: Initially, start taking Maha Narayana Oil 2.5 ml once a day (morning). Then increases its dosage gradually to 10 ml per day in divided doses as shown in the table below:

1st week 2.5 ml morning
2nd week onward 5 ml morning
3rd week onward 5 ml morning + 2.5 ml evening
4th week onward 5 ml morning + 5 ml evening

Then continue in a dosage of 5 ml morning and 5 ml evening for about 6 months.

Medication Time 2 hours after morning and evening meal.
Adjuvant Warm milk.

Note: For proper digestion of Maha Narayana Oil, you should follow 2 times meal plan as discussed in the ayurvedic diet plan. If you take 3 times meal or continue eating more than 2 times, your body might not able to digest it properly. You may feel belching with the taste of the oil. If you follow the ayurvedic diet plan and still feel belching with its taste, you should reduce its dosage and continue it in 2.5 ml dosage.

Vishtinduk Vati

Vishtinduk Vati provides symptomatic relief. Generally, most patients require it for the first 4 weeks. After 4 weeks, the patient should continue above two medicines.

Dosage 1 tablet
Frequency Twice Daily
Medication Time 2 hours after morning and evening meal
Adjuvant Warm milk.

All the above three medicines should be taken together.

If you need to continue Vishtinduk Vati for more than 4 weeks, then you should stop it for a week. Then restart it again for another 4 weeks. This can be repeated until you get good results. However, it is rarely required. Alternatively, you can take Maha Rasnadi Kwath during the gap period.

Warming & Disclaimer: Our website is an educational website. Above article is for ayurvedic practitioners. If you are patient, please consult the ayurvedic practitioner for the best options suitable for you. Read More: Disclaimer.


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