Year: 2018 | Month: December | Volume: 8 | Issue: 12 | Pages: 167-173
Synergistic Effect of Trayodashanga Guggulu and Yoga Basti in the Management of Low Back Pain with Special Reference to Gridhrasi
Dr. Pradeep Kumar Moharana1, Dr. Anita Patel2
1Professor & H.O.D Dept. of Roga Vigyana &Vikriti Vigyan,
2Assistant Professor & H.O.D Dept. of Shalya Tantra,
Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Ayurveda College & Hospital, Nazarathpet, Chennai - 600123
Corresponding Author: Dr. Pradeep Kumar Moharana
The back is a complex structure serving various functions like weight bearing and locomotor functions including walking to standing. It serves as major supporter of body structures and transmits loading force to the lower limbs through the sacroiliac joints having its fundamental functioning unit as an articular triad composed of two zygapophyseal joints which are located posteriorly and intervertebral disc located anteriorly.
In the present day to-day life, due to its anatomic lordotic curvature, busy professional and social life, improper sitting posture in working places, continuous and over exertion, over-straining during travelling by automobile vehicles and sports activities creates undue pressure over the spine, which ultimately puts pressure over lumbosacral area.
Gridhrasi is a shula pradhana vatavydhi where vedana or pain is the predominant feature. The gait of the patient also changes as it produces intense pain interfering with the functional capability of low back region and lower limbs of the body.
In the management of Gridhrasi, the utility of Basti as chikitsa is explained well by different acharyas. Basti including both nirooha and anuvasana have peculiar properties and mode of action for the alleviation of aggravated vata. Hence Yoga Basti will help to manage the disease as Gridhrasi is vata predominant vyadhi in an effective manner.
Key words: Gridhrasi, lumbar spine, Lumbar radiculopathy, Yoga basti.