International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Ayurveda | India | Volume 11 Issue 7, July 2022


Management of Gridhrasi - A Case Study

Dr. Sushanta Sahu [2] | Dr. Naidu Jaganath


Abstract: Ayurveda described sciatica as Grudhrasi. Most of the common Vata-vyadhi observed in majority of people. Grudhrasi word itself describes the disease i.e. "Grudhra" (Eagle) like walking. The disease is caused by vitiation of vata, sometimes even Kapha vitiation along with vata also cause Sciatica. The symptoms seen in Grudhrasi can be well correlated with "Sciatica" in modern terminology. Sciatica is a very painful condition in which pain begins in lumbar region and radiates along the postero-lateral aspect of thigh and leg. Hence, movement of the affected leg is restricted and patient is not able to walk properly. It is particularly seen in most active period of life, involving working class people causing hindrance in routine life. Grudhrasi can be successfully treated by Ayurvedic medicines and procedure described by ancient text of Ayurveda. Here this is a case study, patient was suffering from sciatica due to herniation of L3-L4 and L4-L5 inter vertebral disc. He was treated with one course of Matravasti with Sahacharadi taila along with Abhyanga, Nadisweda and internal medication. Patient shows remarkable improvement and could do all routine work properly.


Keywords: Grudhrasi, Sciatica, Matravasti


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 7, July 2022,


Pages: 1492 - 1494


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