Ayurvedic treatment for Slipped disc

Slipped disc

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Slipped disc


Slipped disc takes approximately 4-6 weeks to heal. Most times, it gradually improves with adequate rest, gentle exercises, and certain medicines. Other treatment options include:3

  • Staying fit and exercising regularly - The movement helps in strengthening the muscles and recovering quickly. Swimming is considered the best option
  • Avoid sedentary activities or activities that lead to physical stress- such as lifting and sitting for long periods of time
  • Physiotherapy – Massages and manipulation exercises help reduce pain and further damage to the back
  • Chiropractic therapy
  • Surgery – only in severe cases

As per Ayurveda holistic treatment of Vata vyadhi (diseases due to Vata vitiation)can be beneficial for slipped disc. These include2:

  • Snehana (oleation) – administering ghee, herbal oil, animal fat or bone marrow to expel the imbalanced dosha out of the body
  • Swedana (fomentation) – application of hot, moist substances to heal pain

Additionally, Ayurveda also recommends a combination of healthy diet (ahar) and lifestyle changes (vihar) in order to manage slipped disc effectively. These include:2

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Consume healthy foods including nuts, dairy etc in diet
  • Langhanam (dieting) to reduce weight helps in reducing the burden on joints
  • Avoid carbonated drinks, packaged foods and junk food

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Follow a systematic daily way of life (Dincharya)
  • Avoid activities that cause both mental and physical stress
  • Avoid excessive exercise and physical activities
  • Avoid suppressing your urges (vegavidharan) to urinate, defecate, etc

Disclaimer: The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or ayurvedic treatment of bone-diseases and/or slipped disc without consulting the doctor. Consult your physician before beginning an exercise regime. "While we have products /ayurvedic medicines for bone-diseases and/or slipped disc , you must consult an authorized physician before taking any of the products. For more information on products, visit www.dabur.com or call 1800-103-1644"

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