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How to Treat Herniated Disc in Ayurveda?

Herniated Disc, commonly known as ruptured discs or slipped discs, is the condition where the discs between the vertebrae tear or leak, causing neck, back, arm, or leg pain. The discs act as cushions between the stacked vertebrae that range from the bottom of the skull to the tailbone to allow free movement and a buffer between the bones. Let us know about how to treat herniated disc in Ayurveda.

The condition can occur and affect any part of the back but is most commonly seen affecting the lower back. It usually affects people between the age group of 35-50 and men are at greater risk to develop it.

If you want to know more about this back condition, keep reading as here we will discuss natural treatment procedures that help in managing the condition along with the symptoms, and causes that lead to a ruptured disc.

Causes of Herniated Disc

The discs between the vertebrae have a soft jelly-like center called the nucleus, that is encased in a firmer rubber-like exterior called the annulus. Aging and time can lead to the softening of this exterior which makes it weaker and may cause cracks. When the nucleus pushes out through the cracks between the annulus, it causes Herniated Disc.

Factors that lead to this condition include:

  • Wear and tear
  • Aging
  • Overweight
  • Repetitive exercises or motions
  • Improper weight lifting or twisting
  • Weak muscles
  • Sedentary lifestyle

Risk Factors of Herniated Disc

Factors that put one at a greater risk of developing ruptured discs include:

  • Frequent and excessive driving.
  • Wrong posture.
  • Smoking.
  • Lack of physical activities
  • Lifting heavy weights or objects
  • Sitting for a long period in the same posture.

Symptoms of Herniated Disc

  • Pain between the shoulders.
  • The pain may sometimes travel from your shoulders to your arms, fingers, or hands.
  • Neck pain on the sides or center.
  • Pain while bending or turning the neck.
  • Numbness or tingling sensations.
  • Weakness in the body.
  • Pain in the lower back or buttocks.

Treatment of Herniated Disc

Herniated or ruptured disc is one disorder that affects the posture and can interfere with the daily activities that include easy movement, lifting of objects, and even bending down. This can be extremely discomforting, and painful, and can also affect your confidence. To avoid all of this and any other complications, it is necessary to address this concern and the best way to deal with it is by opting for Natural and Ayurvedic remedies to gain maximum benefit without having to worry about any kinds of side effects.

Read – Diet Chart for Slipped Disc Problem

Ayurvedic Treatment for Herniated Disk

Ayurvedic Treatment procedures and remedies are known to yield effective and safe results for many years now. The Ayurvedic treatment involves the use of traditional medicinal herbs and natural ingredients to counter the root cause of various disorders and diseases that promote natural healing and terminate the signs and symptoms of the disease.

Let us take a lot at the Ayurvedic remedies to treat Herniated Disc:

  • The pressure on the nerve root can be released or at least relieved by performing gentle exercises, stretching, or physiotherapy under the guidance of an expert.
  • Heat and ice therapy can also provide relief.
  • Ayurvedic therapies like:-
    • Swedana involves different procedures to induce sweating and eliminate toxins. It releases the stiffness, heaviness, and coldness from the body and pacifies the Vata Dosha, which makes it an excellent remedy for treating Slipped discs.
    • Pizhichil therapy involves rhythmic massage of the body using lukewarm oil. 10 days of this therapy can produce effective results and provide relief.
    • Nasya therapy involves the introduction of herbal liquids into the body through the nasal openings, as anything that enters through the nose directly affects the head. This procedure helps in relieving the symptoms of stiffness and pain in the neck and shoulders, the two most common signs of Herniated disc.

Ayurvedic Herbs for Treating Herniated Disc

  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  • Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata)
  • Shunthi (Zingiber officinale)

Dietary and Lifestyle Regulations to Treat Herniated Disc

  • Maintain proper body posture at all times.
  • Practice meditation to calm your mind and relax your body from pain.
  • Include breathing exercises or pranayama in your daily routine.
  • Yoga asanas like:-
    • Bhujangasana or the Cobra Pose
    • Ushtrasana or the Camel Pose
    • Setu Bandhasana or the Bridge Pose

 And therapeutic yoga can produce great results in managing slipped disc issues.

  • Include light, fresh, and healthy meals in your diet that are easy to digest and high in nutrition.
  • Do not exert yourself physically after eating meals.
  • Avoid overeating.
  • Avoid exposure to low or cold temperatures.
  • Keep away from chilled or cold beverages.


Herniated Disc must be taken care of and addressed in the initial stages to avoid any further complications in the long run. Taking care of your diet and practicing a healthy lifestyle, while following a few Ayurvedic procedures can help you achieve optimum results and provide relief from this condition. To get more information, tips, or guidance on how to treat herniated disc in Ayurveda, contact us and book your online consultancy with our Ayurvedic Experts. Treat slipped disc and various other lifestyle disorders, and diseases by getting the best Ayurvedic treatment using herbal formulations and remedies along with dietary and lifestyle recommendations by booking your appointments at Aveda Ayur now!

About Dr. Ranjana Kaushal

Dr. Ranjana Kaushal (MD Ayurveda) has 11 years of experience in the field of Ayurveda. Right now she is working as an Ayurveda consultant with Life Aveda. She has immense knowledge about herbs, their uses, and formulations. She has published articles related to many herbs and diseases in an international journal. She is also a degree holder in yoga and naturopathy. Read More..

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