Bulged Disc, Slipped Disc

A bulged disc can commonly be referred to as a protruding disc or a slipped disc but when the disc bulge is significant enough that the disc nucleus comes out of the annulus, it is known as herniated disc. A disc bulge may happen due to the great amount of pressure being placed on the disc or if the disc is degenerated due to age factor or other factors. It produces symptoms when it comes in contact with the surrounding tissues or nerves.

A bulging disc does not mean that it is a broken disc. The outer wall of the intevertebral disc remains intact but bulged whereas in herniated disc, there is a partial rupture or complete collapse of the outer wall of the intervertebral disc.The primary difference between a bulging disc and herniated disc is that bulging disk does not always affect the entire perimeter of the disk whereas herniated disc protrudes further and is more likely to irritate the nerve roots.

What are the causes of Bulged Disc?

The degenerative changes in the body as we age is the main cause of bulged disc. Due to aging, daily wear and tear toll takes place in the body which weakens the structures as well as spine.

Other factors include

  • Injury, strain or accident
  • Obesity
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Use of back muscles in object lifting

What are the symptoms of Bulged Disc?

These symptoms usually occur during performing an activity that places enough pressure for the disc to bulge and come in contact with the nearby nerve.

  • Pain in the area of the bulge.
  • Numbness or tingling sensation.
  • Feeling of pain along the nerve pathway into the arms or legs

Diagnosis and Treatment

Physicians diagnose it by looking at a few different aspects of the pain. The medical history of the patient is also taken along with the physical examination. It is diagnosed by CT scan or MRI. According to modern medicine, if the symptoms are severe and also threaten permanent damage to the spine or its surrounding structures, bulging disc surgery may be required before any conservative methods are attempted.

Bulged Disc According to Ayurveda

The common perception of the people is that disc bulged once remains bulged for whole life. But, it can become normal with the use of various Ayurvedic herbal remedies. The main aim of the Ayurvedic treatment is to balance the imbalance doshas.

According to Ayurveda, bulged disc is a condition that happens due to the imbalance of Vata dosha in the body and Ayurvedic treatment is a good way to restore the basic functional strength of the body.

Herbal Remedies offered by Planet Ayurveda for the treatment of Bulged Disc

Planet Ayurveda offers Disc Care Pack for the treatment of Bulged Disc. All the herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100% pure and free from chemicals and preservatives.

1. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia Curcumin Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared from the two herbs: Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). These herbs are anti-inflammatory in nature. These herbs are very useful in relieving pain caused due to bulged disc. Curcumin contains a chemical compound which helps in reducing pain. Shallaki contains various chemical compounds that possesses anti-inflammatory properties. Thus, Boswellia Curcumin is a unique product of Planet Ayurveda which is very effective in dealing with the problem of Bulged Disc.

Dosage :- 2 capsule twice a day with plain water after meals.

2. Aamvatantak Churna

Aamvatantak Churna of Planet Ayurveda is a combination of various herbs which is very useful in eliminating "Ama" (endo-toxins) from the body. According to Ayurveda, formation of Ama is the root cause of all the diseases. This product of Planet Ayurveda is a special formulation that contains herbs which are anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-oxidants as well as immunity boosters.

Ingredients of Aamvatantak Churna

S. No. Herb Used English Name Botanical Name Parts used Quantity
1. Ashwagandha Winter Cherry Withania Somnifera Roots 40 gm
2 Methi Fenugreek Trigonella Foenum Graecum Seeds 15 gm
3. Suranjaan Autumn Crocus Colchicum Automnale Roots 15 gm
4. Gorakhmundi Rice Field Weed Sphaeranthus Indicus Roots 10 gm
5. Haridra Turmeric Curcuma Longa Rhizome 15 gm
6. Sonth Dry Ginger Zingiber Officinale Rhizome 5 gm

Dosage :- 1/2 to 1 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Hakam Churna

This herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda is also known as "Tridoshic Rasayan." This Churna is anti-inflammatory in nature which is very useful in the conditions such as bulged disc. It gives relief from the pain associated with bulged disc. It also provides relief from the digestion problems as well.

Ingredients of Hakam Churna are

S. No. Common Name Botanical Name Quantity
1. Chandershoor Lepidium Sativum 25 gm
2 Kalonji Nigella Sativaa 25 gm
3. Methi Trigonella Foenum Graecum 25 gm
4. Ajwain Trachyspermum Ammi 25 gm

Dosage :- 1/2 to 1 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water after meals.

4. Yograj Guggul

Yograj Guggul is a classical Ayurvedic formulation which is very effective in pacifying Vata dosha and Kapha dosha in the body. After Vata and Kapha, it works on "Ama' (sticky toxins due to malabsorption). It corrects the metabolism. It is useful in strengthening the muscles and also relaxes the nerves. It helps to relieve pain and inflammation.

Main ingredients of Yograj Guggul

  • Guggul (Commiphora Mukul)
  • Mustak (Cyperus Rotundus)
  • Chitrak (Plumbago Zeylanica)
  • Amla (Emblica Officinalis)
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia Bellirica)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula)
  • Pippali (Piper Longum)
  • Ajwain (Trichospermum Ammi)
  • Vidanga (Embellia Ribes)
  • Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris)
  • Jeera(Cuminum Cyminum)
  • Ginger (Zingiber Officinale)
  • Rock salts

Dosage :- 2 tablets twice a day with plain water after meals.

Disc Care Pack by Planet Ayurveda is helpful as

  • It helps in strengthening the supportive tissues that hold the spine.
  • This pack releases the muscular spasm and nerve compression.
  • It nourishes the spine by enhancing circulation and also relieves pain.
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