Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is one of the most common causes of low back pain due to the degeneration of the vertebral disc. Even though a natural process, these changes can impose pain. This normally affects the Cervical and the Lumbar spine.

One of the common causes for backache is poor posture habit. A balanced posture decreases stress on your back by keeping the muscles, bones and other supporting parts in their natural position. Any change from the normal spinal curve can stress or pull muscles. This leads to increased muscle contractions, which causes pain. Lower back pain can result due to health problems like osteoporosis, scoliosis and spinal stenosis. Sprain or strain of muscles or ligaments in the area can also manifest in low back pain. Lack of exercise or incorrect exercise and too much weight or overweight also is a cause of degenerative disc diseases.

Ayurvedic treatment for Disc Problems chiefly include Abhyangam( A whole body massage with specific herbal oils), Nadi Swedam(medicated steam bath), Elakizhi (herbal leaf bundle massage), Pizhichil (medicated oil bath), Kati Vasthi & Greeva Vasthi( a treatment done on to the back to reduce spinal compression), Vasthi( medicated enema) Virechanam ( purgation) and other Ayurvedic procedures are performed according to the severity.

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