International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy

ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343


Article Category: Case Reports

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.13011

Pages: 1-5

Author: Abhinav Rathore *, Bhawana Sharma, Rahul, Divya Deepak Sharma

Abstract: In this high sedentary life, low backache is the most common emerging disease affecting day to day life of people, physically as well as psychologically. Low backache is the second most common disorder causing disability. Among its various causes, the most commonly appearing one is sciatica, which refers to the pain in the sciatic nerve and felt in the lumbar-sacral region, back of the thigh, leg, and foot. The features of sciatica are like the condition ‘Gridrasi’ mentioned in Ayurveda. It is explained as one among the 80 nanatmaja vata vyadhis described by Acharya Charaka. The case study being presented here is of a 27 yr old female patient suffering from radiating pain from the low back to the right lower limb. She was also heaving numbness and tingling over the right lower limb with difficulty walking. Her SLR test was positive at 30 degrees, so with all these clinical features, she was diagnosed with Vataja gridrasi. Ayurveda explains Basti karma as the choice of treatment in the case of Gridrasi, whereas Snehana & Snigdha svedana are the best treatments for any Vataja disorder. So, in this case, Basti karma (Anubhuta yoga) was administered in the Kala basti schedule, along with Kati basti with Prasarani taila as local external therapy for 16 days. After treatment, the results indicated that the patient got significant relief in presenting the features of Gridrasi, and the day-to-day activities were also improved.

Keyword: Gridrasi, Sciatica, Kati Basti, Kala Basti, Shaman chikitsa.