The spinal column is made of up 26 bones, the vertebrae. In between each of them, are present, structures called intervertebral discs that act as shock absorbers. These discs have two parts, the inner portion, and the outer portion. The inner portion is soft and gelatinous whilst the outer ring is tough. The inner portion of the disc can sometimes herniate to the outer portion due to weakness or injury. This is known as a slipped or herniated disc. There are times when the slipped disc compresses on one of the nerves emerging from the spine causing numbness and pain along the area of the affected nerve.
Ayurveda categorized slipped disc as one of the diseases caused by vitiation Vata (one of the principal dosha in the body, responsible for the movement and functionality of the body). Treatment in Ayurveda is aimed at restoring equilibrium through correction of the underlying functional in-equilibrium. Ayurvedic treatments for Slipped disc concentrate on bringing back the aggravated vata to the state of equilibrium and thereby to the state of health.
Benefits of slipped disc healer kit –
It helps to
- Relief pain, stiffness
- Increases nerve strength
- Cure numbness and tingling sensation
- Relax the disc so that it goes back to its place
- Increase the blood flow to nerves
- Makes spine strong
Omega 3 fatty acids help the body prevent damage to cartilage and discs that are triggered by inflammation. These fatty acids can also help repair damage that has already occurred. Foods high in Omega 3 fatty acids include canola oil, chia seeds, flax seeds, salmon, and walnuts. Broccoli, spinach, and asparagus all contain vitamin B, a nutrient important for nerve regeneration and nerve function. Spinach, broccoli, and kale also contain a micronutrient called alpha-lipoic acid that prevents nerve damage and improves nerve function.
Yoga for slip disc
- The Crocodile Pose
- The Superior Pose
- The Cobra Pose
- The Locust Pose