Ayurvedic management of Gridhrasi W.S.R. to sciatica: A case study
Dr. Poornasri Jagani and Dr. Sowmya EA
Changes in the lifestyle and strenuous activities in the working professionals and household have provoked and given a steep rise in musculoskeletal disorders. Sciatica is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders that affect the sciatic nerve and the person experiences pain, numbness and stiffness. Anything which irritates the sciatic nerve causes pain which may be mild to severe form.In Ayurveda, gridhrasi is one of the most common vatavyadhi and comes under one among 80 vataja disorders. For vatajavikarasbasti is the main and best line of treatment. Despite the symptoms were of long term the progress of the disease was observed. The treatment given was amahara, shoolahara and vatahara followed by brimhana line of treatment along with internal medications.