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Article: AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF SACROILIITIS: A CASE STUDY
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Gahalawat Preeti * and Kumar Pankaj
Abstract: Sacroiliitis is a condition caused by inflammation within the sacroiliac joint. It is commonly related to the amount of pressure that is put on to the sacroiliac joint. About 10 -25 % of cases are found to be associated with lower back pain. Up to 50 % cases have radiation to lower extremity. Symptoms include prolonged inflammatory pain in low back region, hips or buttocks. A 27 years old male patient from Rohtak, Haryana, India was suffering from severe low back pain radiating to bilateral thighs from last 3 months. Patient was also suffering from Insomnia since last 6 months. SLR, Faber and Bragard tests were done. Only Faber test was found positive on left side. Patient also showed symptoms of Pitta vridhi like Santapa (daha), Alapnidrata and balahani so finally as per all sign and symptoms it was diagnosed as Pittaja Katishoola. In the present study the treatment planned was mainly with Dashmooladi ksheer Basti and Kati Basti. Because of this protocol patient got 90 % relief in all sign and symptoms in 13 days and full relief in one month. In this case the treatment given pacifies Vata Dosha along with Pitta Dosha due to the Guna and Karma of formulations like Dashmoola pacifies Vata Dosha and along with ksheer it also pacifies Pitta Dosha.
Keyword: Pittaja katishoola, Dashmooladi Ksheer Basti, Sacroiliitis.