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Sciatica with Dizziness in Head

Q: what do you recommed for shiatica pain in the lower back and dizzeness in the head.please any suggestion.thank you

Dr Kirti Says

Sciatica is a neuropathy and the patient experience symptoms like pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling sensation in the leg. Usually it is caused by injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve.

Sciatica is not a medical condition on its own but it is symptom of another medical problem. Thus I think in this particular case there has to some other major problem and that is causing pain and dizziness in the head.

The causes of sciatica could be slipped disk, Piriformis syndrome (a pain disorder involving the narrow muscle in the buttocks), pelvic area injury or fracture.

Dizziness can be due to blood pressure problem, anemia, heart disease, stroke, tumor, headaches, migraines, dementia etc. It can also be caused by medications, dehydration, inner ear problems and aging.

Therefore in this case we have to see if there is any correlation between sciatica and the dizziness.

As per Ayurveda sciatica is caused due to Vata Dosha (Air element in our body) disorder. The pain starts from lower back down to heal and toes. This pain makes the patient difficult to walk and it is called as Gridhrasi (Sciatica).
Charak Samhita (Ancient Ayurveda Text) has described two types of Sciatica pain, Vataj (due to Vata Dosha) and Vataj Kaphaj (Due to Vata and Kapha).
In Vataj there is typical sciatica pain simply. Whereas in Vata Kaphaj there is drowsiness, heaviness and anorexia in addition to the main symptoms.
Thus in this particular case if we say the pain and dizziness are correlated and it is caused due to Vata and Kapha doshas then our treatment will be to balance these two doshas.
However if the dizziness is a completely independent symptom then we have to treat the two symptoms separately.
The line of treatment for Sciatica according to Ayurveda is to work on the dietary, lifestyle, herbal supplementation and external therapies aspects.
In Dietary regime we have to avoid the food product that aggregate Vata Dosha. In lifestyle management we should incorporate gentle exercises of the legs, asanas - yoga postures like Halasana, Shalabhasana and Bhujangasana.
For internal medication herbs like Guggul, Castor, Chinese Chaste Tree, Ginger, Ashwagandha, Indian Frankincense, Long Pepper, Ajowan and Deodar Cedar are excellent to deal with the vitiated Vata Dosha.
Please visit the arthmender.com website to learn more about the herbs and their properties.
In the external therapies we can think about Abhyangam (full body massage), Nadi Swedam (medicated steam bath), Kati vasthi (a treatment done on to the back to decrease spinal compression), Vasthi( medicated enema), Virechanam( purgation) and other Ayurveda procedures.

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Dr. Kirti Paik-Inkar
  • Dr. Kirti Paik-Inkar

    Specialty: Physiology

  • Dr. Kirti received her Bachelor of Ayurveda and Medical Science from the University of Pune in 2002 and her Doctor of Medicine in Physiology from the University of Nagpur in 2005. In addition, she earned a Masters Degree in Health and Social Care from the University of Worcester (UK) in 2008 as well as a Diploma in Massage (Abhyanga and Mardana) in 2000.


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