Treating Lumbar Spondylosis

Treating Lumbar Spondylosis with Ayurveda

Lumbar Spondylosis- is a degenerative condition, that affects the lower part of the spinal cord. In patients suffering from ‘lumbar Spondylosis’, the ‘Spine’ is compromised by narrowing the area between the vertebrae, causing a range of health issues, ranging from back pain to neurological problems. The condition can also cause local inflammatory changes which result in increased sensitivity of the nerves.


Symptoms of Lumbar Spondylosis——-

*low back pain or numbness, which may radiate down to the legs 

*Difficulty In movement

*Weakness in the leg muscles 

*Increase pain due to prolonged standing or travelling


What causes Lumbar Spondylosis? 

The most crucial factor for a degenerative condition to set in is-ageing. Lumbar Spondylosis in the younger age is usually associated with smoking, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, genetics and most importantly, stress. Spinal injury is another risk factor of Spondylosis. Injuries can cause intervertebral discs to herniate. Also, osteoarthritis is more likely to develop in injured joints.


Ayurvedic Management in Lumbar Spondylosis:

Tingling sensation, numbness, pain, stiffness of the spine etc. are the significant symptoms of Lumbar Spondylosis which is mainly due to vitiated Vatha dosha. So, treatment helps to make the revoked ‘Vata dosha’, stable. 


The Ayurvedic therapy includes Panchakarma & Rejuvenation, internal medications, diet and lifestyle changes, including herbal medicines and therapies.

These ayurvedic therapies can help relax the muscles, relieve inflammation of the nerves and tissues, heal the damage caused to the nerves and strengthen the muscles.


Therapies such as Dhanyamladhara, Abhyanga Swedam, Elakizhi, Sarvangadhara, Vasti, Kati vasti, Navarakizhi are commonly incorporated, depending on the severity of the illness.

The most basic therapies are— Podikkizhi (herbal powder massage); Ilakkizhi (fresh herbal poultice massage) for relieving inflammation and relaxing the muscles; Kativasthi (applying medicated oil on the back); Tailadhara (Pouring of medicated oils all over the body) and Nhavarakkizhi (for healing and strengthening the muscles and nerves). Vasthi (Medicated Enemas) is another essential part of the treatment. 


Come visit our “Madras Institute of Ayurveda – the centre of Ayurvedic medicine and treatment in Chennai, where tradition meets modern techniques, ranging from Panchakarma treatment to rejuvenation treatment. The facility offers a wide range of ayurvedic treatments with the highest standards and great customs, dating back to the Vedic times. Care begins with an accurate diagnosis, based on which the doctors create a specific treatment plan, to treat the disease. Log on to for any questions you may have.