AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF KATIGRAHA W.S.R. LUMBAR SPONDYLOLISTHESIS: A CASE STUDY
Dr. Neha and Dr. Prashant Baghel*
Lumbar spondylolisthesis is a deformity of lumbosacral region by gradual forward slipping of lumbar spine on the sacrum. Low back pain affects 70-80% of adults and L5 is responsible for about 10% of all the back pain conditions. Most patients with back pain do not benefit from surgery and these surgical procedures provide short term outcomes. The present article deals with a case diagnosed as Grade II Lumbar spondylolisthesis of L5 over S1 and he was advised for the surgery. The case was considered as Katigraha in Ayurvedic diagnosis. He was treated with Anushalya karma- Agni karma and Cupping therapy along with two oral medications- Trayodashang guggulu and Maharasnaadi Kwatha. Various assessments were done before and after the treatment. The patient got significant improvement in his condition. Cupping therapy and Agni karma played a pivotal role in the management of Katigraha.
Keywords: Lumbar spondylolisthesis, Katigraha, Agni karma, Cupping therapy.
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