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Article: RADIAL NERVE PALSY TREATED SUCCESSFULLY BY AYURVEDA: A CASE STUDY
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Priyadarshini HP *, Abdul Khader, Amritha E. Pady
Abstract: Radial nerve palsy is a condition that affects the radial nerve, and injury to the radial nerve can occur at any point along its anatomical route with different aetiology. Damage to the radial nerve leads to wrist drop, weakness in finger extension, thumb abduction, and sensory loss in the dorsal web between the thumb and index finger. In Ayurveda, Facial nerve palsy can be considered Ekanga vata, one among Vataja Nanatmaja Vyadhi. The Aggravated Vata dosha affects the sira and snayu of the Bahu, which leads to cheshta nivrutti. In radial nerve palsy, there will be loss of wrist extension and sensory loss at the dorsum of the hand and forearm. By this, we can understand Ekanga vata. Here, an effort was made to treat a 50-year-old male patient diagnosed with Ekanga Vata (Vama Bahu- Hasta mula and anguli) vis-à-vis Radial nerve palsy and treated by the Ayurvedic line of management. He was treated with Abhyanga, swedana, Sadhyovirechana and Nasya along with Shamanaushadhis. The total duration of the treatment was 14 days. There were marked improvements seen after the completion of therapy and after the complete follow-up. The outcome of this case study shows that Radial nerve palsy may be successfully managed with panchakarma procedures and internal ayurvedic medicines.
Keyword: Radial nerve palsy, Ekangavata, Abhyanga, Navana Nasya Karma, Shamanaushadhi