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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 272-275

Management of Grudhrasi (Sciatica) - A Case Study


1 Associate Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha (MH)
2 PG Scholar, Department of Kayachikitsa, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha (MH)

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Sadhana Misar(Wajpeyi)
Associate Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha (MH)

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In Ayurveda, one of the most common diseases that affect the hip and the lower limbs is Gridhrasi. In this disease onset of Ruk (pain), Toda (numbing pain) and Stambha (stiffness) is initially in Kati (lumbosacral region) and radiates distal to Prishtha (back), Jangha (thigh), Janu (knee) till Paada (foot). It can be correlated with sciatica due to resemblance of symptoms .The prevalence of sciatica symptoms increasing day by day .Sciatica hampers the daily routine activity and patient has to suffer a lot. Ayurveda treats it by Snehana, Swedana, Shodhan and shaman chikitsa which are simple, safe and cost effective. Cupping Therapy is a Chinese method frequently used to relieve back pain. Research studies showed that Cupping targets soft tissue by applying local pressure to pain points and areas of swelling and helps in relieving pain. In this case study patient suffering from Gridhrasi was treated with Cupping (dry) therapy and Shamana Chikitsa for one month in Kayachikitsa OPD of MGACH & .RC,Salod. Treatment given - Dry Cupping therapy (3 sittings) and Snehan with Dashmool Taila followed by Nirgundi Patrapinda Swedana over affected area for 21 days. Rasnadi Guggulu 500mg, Rasnasaptak Kwatha 20ml + Dashmool kwath 20 ml, Ashwagandha Churna 3g, Asthiposhaka Vati 500mg given twice a day for one month. Pain, tenderness, Walking distance and SLR test were taken for assessment parameters. Patient got relief in all parameters after treatment. From this case study it can be concluded that Cupping is the best therapy for relieving pain. Gridhrasi can be effectively treated with using Snehan, Swedan and Shaman chikitsa combined with cupping therapy.


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