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“A CLINICAL STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY OF VAITARANA BASTI IN THE MANAGEMENT OF GRIDHRASI W.S.R. TO SCIATICA”

Dr. Tiwari Bharti*, Dr. Srivastava Alok and Dr. Shukla Durgesh Kumar

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Gridhrasi is one of the Vatavyadhi caused by aggravated Vatadosha. This disease is characterized by radiating pain, tingling and pricking sensation & numbness at posterior aspect of leg, which makes the patient difficult to walk. Signs and symptoms of Gridhrasi shows close resemblance with sciatica. In this disease sciatic nerve is compressed, which are mainly caused by herniation or degenerative changes in lumber intervertebral disc. There is only conservative treatment giving short-term relief in pain or surgical intervention with side effect. In Ayurved, Acharya Vangasen stated Vaitarana Basti in management of Gridhrasi. Aims: To evaluate the efficacy of Vaitarana Basti in the management of Gridhrasi w.s.r. to sciatica. Materials and Methods: it is an open randomized clinical trial. A total of 20 patients suggesting Gridhrasi on the basis of sign and symptom and clinical examination were selected from Panchkarma were treated with Vaitarana Basti (amount 380 ml was administered) for three consecutive sittings of 8 days along with interval of 8 days in between each sitting. Assessment was done after the completion of therapy on the basis of subjective criteria (pain, stiffness, tingling and pricking sensation, numbness and twiching and objective criteria (SLR, scoliosis, Walking Time). Results: Vaitarana Basti was found to be significantly effective in reducing pain and other symptoms. Conclusion: Vaitarana Basti was found to be effective in management of Gridhrasi.

Keywords: Gridhrasi, Sciatica, Vaitarana Basti.


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