Grudhrasi (sciatica) management: an Ayurvedic review
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Sciatica, Grudhrasi, Vata vyadhi, Ayurvedic management

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Shaha, P. V., & Shaha, G. (2019). Grudhrasi (sciatica) management: an Ayurvedic review. Ayurline: International Journal of Research in Indian Medicine, 3(03). Retrieved from


Todays people are predisposed to various diseases based on their way of living and occupational habits called life style diseases. Orthopedic disorders are one of the mostly exposed to such life style habits. One of the most common orthopedic health problems today is lower back pain accompanied most of the time by Sciatica. According to the global burden of disease 2010, is single leading cause of disability word wide. It is most common during 40s & 50s age group and men are more frequently affected than women. The symptoms of sciatica can be well correlated with Grudhrasi in Ayurveda. Grudhrasi is the most common Vata-Vyadhi observed in majority of people. Grudhrasi word itself defines the disease i.e. “Grudhra” like walking. Grudhrasi is a Ruja Pradhan (pain) Nanatmaja Vata-Vyadhi, dominant with the functional capability of low back & lower limbs. Present paper aimed to highlight the detail review about Grudhrasi management mentioned in various classical texts.

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