The human spine consists of vertebrae, which contains a disc in-between two vertebrae that act as shock absorber. It also provides support to our vertebrae Column and helps in the movement and also prevents the spinal tissues from damage. To understand the exact reason behind the bulging disc and herniated disc we first need to understand the basic structure of the spines and vertebral column. Vertebral Column contains around 33 bones which are separated from one another through intervertebral disc. When the deformation of this disc occur then this will lead to many health-related issues and the deformation also acts as an obstacle in human physical movement. The intervertebral disc acts as a cushion between the two vertebrae. There are several reasons behind this bulging disc problem such as injury, old age, heavy lifting, weakened back muscle can also lead to the formation of a bulging disc.
Symptoms of bulging disc
The symptoms of the bulging disc can depend upon the severity. In the early stages, people may not feel much pain but there are tingling and numbness but when the severity increases it can cause more pain in the neck and shoulders and mostly in vertebrae. Here we discuss some common symptoms of a bulging disc.
- Pain most commonly on one side of the body.
- Difficulty in physical movement
- Pain that worsens after standing and sitting
- Numbness in the body
- Pain during the night that can’t be tolerated
- The problem in the lumbar area may lead to pain in the feet, thigh, lower spine and buttocks.
- Upper back pain radiating to stomach and chest.
Causes of Bulging Disc
There are number of causes behind the bulging disc, some people may have experienced this problem at the age of 50-60 when their intervertebral disc degenerates. But in many cases, people at a younger age may also experience this problem due to bad posture and slouching. The bad posture may cause weakness of the posterior fibrocartilage of the spinal cord. These factors put a lot of pressure on your spinal nerves and also changes the normal position of the intervertebral disc. This condition can cause severe pain and inflammation in the spinal nerve.
- Age factor
- Physical injury
- Back or neck strain
- Poor posture
- Heavy lifting cause imbalance in the musculature
According to Ayurveda there are three doshas i.e. kapha, pitta, and vata. These are the which are responsible for physiology and pathology of the body. For a proper healthy body, there should be a balance between the these three doshas. The imbalance in any of three leads to many health complications. The bulging disc is due to vitiation in vata dosha, which is responsible for the movement. Nutrition also plays a major role in this problem. The lack of nutrition and poor nutrition leads to degeneration of the disc and may cause bulging disc problem.
According to the ayurvedic perspective, to manage the bulging disc problem we have many ayurvedic herbs which help to pacify the vitiated Vata Dosha. These herbal remedies also relax the nerves and provide the strength to the muscles.
Herbal treatment for bulging disc
Planet Ayurveda provides a herbal combo pack “ DISC CARE PACK” for the treatment of bulging disc problem. This pack contains four products, with a number of natural herbal blends. Planet Ayurveda strictly follows the principle of Ayurveda and this herbal combo pack is free from any harmful chemical, preservatives, and additives. Due to these properties, it has no side effects and purely safe to use.
- Boswellia curcumin
- Aamvatantak churna
- Hakam churna
- Yograj guggul
It is one of the best combinations of herbs which contains blends of two herbs such as shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Haridra (Curcuma longa). Both of these herbs have great anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties that help to reduce the inflammation and oxidative damages in the body. Many studies have shown that boswellic acid in Boswellia has an anti-inflammatory action that prevents the formation of leukotrienes in the body. Leukotrienes are directly associated with inflammation. So by inhibiting the action of 5- lipoxygenase, an enzyme that is responsible for the production of leukotrienes, it will automatically prevent inflammation during bulging disc. Along with this, curcumin is also helpful to reduce the pain and also act as musculoskeletal anti-inflammatory agent. The evidence has shown that curcumin acts as an inhibition factor for proinflammatory cytokines and ultimately resolve the problem of the bulged disc.
Dose: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after 30 mins of the meals.
Aamvatantak churna is the combination of a number of herbs which shows amazing effects during bulged disc. The main herbs are Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum), suranjaan (Colchicum autumnale), Gorakhmundi (Sphaeranthus indicus), and Sonth (Zingiber officinale).
- Ashwagandha: It’s an amazing herb which has great effect on brain and it provides relief from stress and anxiety. Along with this it also shows anti-inflammatory properties which provides relief from pain during a bulged disc.
- Methi: As we have already discussed that bulged disc is the problem of Vata dosha, which causes pain in the body. Methi helps to reduce the pain and swelling of the affected area.
- Sonth: Dry and fresh ginger are quite similar in function and action. Along with bulged disc problem, it also used for various health ailments such as asthma, nausea, and indigestion. According to Ayurveda the herb is pungent in taste and helps to balance the kapha and Vata Dosha. The main function of the herb is to reduce the pain during the disc problem.
Dose: 1/2 tablespoonful powder with plain water twice a day.
The product contains ingredient such as Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum), Kalonji (Nigella sativaa), Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum), Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi). All these herbs collectively resolve the problem of the bulged disc. This churna helps to provide relief from pain in joints, legs, arms that is directly associated with the bulged disc. This churna acts as an anti-inflammatory agent during painful condition such as arthritis pain bulged disc pain and sciatic pain. It also improves the digestion and reduces the production of Ama in the body.
Dose: 1/2 tablespoonful powder with plain water twice a day.
Yograj guggul is the natural herbal product made by Planet Ayurveda for resolving the problem of the bulged disc. The product contains blends of several herbs such as Commiphora mukul (Guggul), Cyperusrotundus (Mustak), Plumbago zeylanica (Chitrak), Emblica officinalis (Amla), Terminalia bellirica (Bibhitaki), Terminalia chebula (Haritaki), Piper longum (Pippali), Trachyspermum ammi (Ajwain), Cuminum cyminum (Jeera), Embeliaribes (Vidanga), Rock salts, and Zinger officinale(Sonth). All these herbs are helpful to pacify the vitiate vata dosha which is the main reason behind the bulged disc problem. All these herbs work together and resolve the pain and other problems which are associated with a bulged disc problem.
Dose: 2 tablets twice a day with plain water after 30 mins of the meals.
Disc CARE PACK is the herbal combo pack which is the best treatment for slip disc or bulged disc problem. This pack contains a combination of a number of herbs which shows its great effects on the body and you will get relief from pain and inflammation in joints and vertebrae.