Friday, April 27, 2012

Sciatica and Unani Treatment


Sciatica (pronounced sigh-AT-ih-ka) is low back pain combined with a pain through the buttock and down one leg. The leg pain usually goes past the knee and may go farther to the foot. Sometimes, weakness in the leg muscles occurs with sciatica.The sciatic nerves are the largest nerves in the body and are about the size of your little finger. They come out of the spinal column low in the back and then go behind the hip joint, down the buttock, and down the back of the leg to the foot. The pain is usually a shooting pain, like electricity. It can also burn like fire or tingle much like the feeling when your leg "goes to sleep." The pain can range from slightly annoying to totally unbearable. Some people have pain in one part of the leg and numbness in another part of the same leg.

Sciatica Causes Sciatica is caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve.
 Usually, there is no specific injury that is related to the onset of sciatica. Occasionally, the pain will suddenly begin after lifting something heavy or moving quickly. The following are causes of sciatica: A herniated disc (sometimes called a slipped disc): This is the most common cause of sciatica. Discs are the cushions between the bones in the back. They act like "shock absorbers" when we move, bend, and lift. They are the size and shape of checkers.There is a tough ring around the outside and a thick jellylike center inside (called a nucleus pulposus). If the outer edge of the disc ruptures, the center can push through and put pressure on the sciatic nerve, leading to the pain of sciatica (referred to as a herniated nucleus pulposus as the syndrome).
Sciatica (pronounced sigh-AT-ih-ka) is low back pain combined with a pain through the buttock and
down one leg.The leg pain usually goes past the knee and may go fartherto the foot. Sometimes, weakness in the leg muscles occurs with sciatica.The sciatic nerves are the largest nerves in the body and are about the size of your little finger. They come out of the spinal column low in the back and then go behind the hip joint, down the buttock, and down the back of the leg to the foot. The pain is usually a shooting pain, like electricity. It can also burn like fire or tingle much like the feeling when your leg "goes to sleep." The pain can range from slightly annoying to totally unbearable. Some people have pain in one part of the leg and numbness in another part of the same leg.

Sciatica Symptoms
The most common symptom from sciatica is pain. Most people describe a deep, severe pain that starts low on one side of the back and then shoots down the buttock and the leg with certain movements. The pain is usually worse with both prolonged sitting and standing. Frequently, the pain is made worse by standing from a low sitting position, such as standing up after sitting on a toilet seat. In most people, the pain is made worse by sneezing, coughing, laughing, or a hard bowel movement. Bending backward can also make the pain worse.
Unani Treatment:
  1.  Suranjan, Khulanjan, Asgandha each equal in quantity and make powder, use this powder 6 gm two times daily with Sharbat Neelofar 20 ml.
  2. Habbe Suranjan 2 pills thice a day with Habbe Asgand 2 pills twice a day and Halwae  geegwar 2 tsp at night.
  3. habbe Azaraqi 2 pills twica day with 1tsp Majoon Suranjan at night
  4. Habbe Barsasa contains Ailwa, Suranjan, Post Haleela zard, Sana makki, Mastagi romi each same in quantity, dose is 5 gm.
  5. Roghan Surkh for local application contains Majeeth, Tuj, Kaifal, Chadaila, Nagarmoth, Vaj, Qaranfal, Narkachoor each 80 gm, boil in water and filtrate, afterward mix Roghan Kanjad and Roghan sarshaf each 150 ml in this water and boil till water become disappear.
  6.  Roghan Shifa also very beneficial.
  7.  Applied wet cupping at pain site.
The above article is for information only .Consult our Unani specialist to know more about the treatment options.

4 comments:

  1. As per your recommendation, do I need to take all the medicines or please suggest the medicine which are readily available from hamdard or other mfg.

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  2. Hey sir se recently came to know that my grandmother is suffering from disease sciatica and doctor said that there is no alternate option left other than a surgery but my grandmother is above 65 and also suffering from diabeties and other diseases so we dont want to go for a surgery and the pain is really very sever even she is not able to sleep so please help us to find a treatment other than surgery please..

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    1. The doctor is a crook. There are many, repeat, many remedies for Sciatica and surgery is certainly not a remedy especially in such advance age. Ditch that doctor.
      Go to a decent Hakeem, there are ancient formulations for this condition known as "Langrri Ka Dard" in Hikmat. These are effective herbal formulations that work like a charm and he will be soon fine.
      Do make him some Clove Oil for massage or get some from the nearest Jarrah/Pahalwan that fix bones and joints. Massage on both sides of the b ack bone starting from below the shoulder blades. Do massage the side of the buttock where the pain travels down the leg and on the side of the leg down to the big toe using the same herbal oil you can get from these bone healers.
      Do also let him use some Castor Oil orally with milk at night to help his consititution. Also, search youtube for Yoga or exercises for Sciatica and help him follow that regime.
      Change his bed to a hard one as mattresses and charpoys make the pain worse.
      He should be fine in 10 to 25 days depending upon his condition and care.
      Also, refrain from feeding him lentils and all things considered Baadi in our food cutlure.
      Best regards.

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  3. Hey sir se recently came to know that my grandmother is suffering from disease sciatica and doctor said that there is no alternate option left other than a surgery but my grandmother is above 65 and also suffering from diabeties and other diseases so we dont want to go for a surgery and the pain is really very sever even she is not able to sleep so please help us to find a treatment other than surgery please..

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