The skeletal system provides a framework for muscles and soft tissues. It includes cartilage, bones, connective tissues, ligaments and tendons. They provide support for the body’s weight, help in movement and maintain posture. There are a number of disorders that affect the muscles and bones and are termed as musculoskeletal disorders. Injuries, congenital anomalies, diseases, degenerative factors etc lead to the disorder of musculoskeletal disorders and this results in pain and limited movements of the affected joint. In this text, we shall discuss sacroiliac joint dysfunction in detail and we shall also have a look at its management in the contemporary system of medicine and ayurvedic medicines as well. Let’s have a look!!
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is characterized by pain in the sacroiliac joint region due to abnormal motion of the sacroiliac joint and the pain may be of different types which can be associated with numbness and tingling sensation. Usually the sacroiliac joints have a very small range of motion. The main causes include the hypermobility and hypermobility of the joint that can be due to injury, infections and degenerative conditions. In Ayurveda the condition is best correlated with tridosha vikar as all the dosha here are vitiated in this condition. Further we shall see the causes, clinical features, management and ayurveda aspect and management in detail. Let’s get started!!
Causes of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Some factors that helps to cause this syndrome
This is also known as pathological hypomobility that leads to a very little mobility of the sacroiliac joint and it is often due to the degenerative changes of the joints.
At the point when the joint is hypermobile or free or loose, it is named an extra-articular dysfunction on the grounds that abnormal joint movement and arrangement is an outcome of debilitated, harmed, or hyper-extended tendons, while the actual joint is basically typical and sound. The sacroiliac joint itself frequently won’t show degenerative changes, like joint inflammation, until numerous long periods of the dysfunction being permitted to continue. Injury to the tendons that hold the sacroiliac joints in legitimate support/help is believed to be brought about by a twist or high effect injury (like an auto collision) or a hard fall, bringing about the hypermobility.
Signs and Symptoms
- Lower back ache
- Sciatic leg pain
- Groin pain
- Hip pain
- Buttocks pan
- Transient prickling, tingling and numbness
- Pain might increase during menstruation
- Symptoms can also aggravate during prolonged sitting, lying and standing.
- Stair climbing, rising from a seated position, hill climbing and bending forward can provoke pain.
- X-Ray , MRI, CT Scan are performed but these are not reliable.
- SPECT/CT helps in detecting sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
- Gaenslen test
- Iliac gapping test
- Iliac compression test
- FABER or Patrick test
- Thigh thrust
Management of Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Ice/heat packs
- Spinal manipulations
- Physical therapy
- Steroid and anesthetic mixture fluoroscopically injected into the joint
- Platelet rich plasma injections
- Achilles tendinosis.
Ayurvedic Aspect and Management
Ayurveda is a traditional system of Indian medicine and is serving mankind from ages. Ayurveda not only focuses on the management of disease but also leads the way to a happy and healthy life and also puts light on spiritualism and tells the way to get salvation. In the condition of Sacroiliac joint dysfunction, there is pain in the hip region, numbness and tingling sensation also persists. Here this condition can be well correlated with the vata and pitta and kapha dosha aggravation. As the vata dosha causes numbness, tingling and pain in the associated joint and kapha reduces the mobility of the joint and pitta develops the inflammation of the joint. Thus we can understand that there is vitiation of all the three dosha therefore we can say this is a tridoshaja vyadhi.
As this is a tridoshaja vyadhi, therefore, the treatment module depends on the pacification of the dohsa and strengthening the musculoskeletal system. There are some of the medicines available that are effective in managing the condition of Sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Herbs such as asthi shrinkhala (Cissus quadrangularis), shallaki (Boswellia serrata), haridra (Curcuma longa), kalonji (Nigella sativa), methi (Trigonella foenumgraecum), arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), guggulu (Commiphora mukul) etc are helpful in the sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
Herbal formulations that are effective in managing the condition of sacroiliac joint dysfunction are lakshadi guggul, kaishore guggulu, rasnairandadi kshaya, dashmoolarista, kukutanda twak bhasma, kapardika bhasma etc are beneficial.
Herbal Remedies of Planet Ayurveda for Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Planet Ayurveda is an emerging US-FDA registered, GMP certified and ISO 9001:2015 certified Ayurvedic Company, which stuck to the aim of manufacturing standard Ayurvedic medicines as given in the various ancient scriptures/texts of Ayurveda. Medicines are devoid of any kind of preservatives , additives and other kinds of synthesized materials which cause many ill effects on the human body. Products manufactured at Planet Ayurveda are pure and devoid of any adulteration. Planet Ayurveda presents its herbal formulations that are helpful in managing sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
Given below in are some of the medicines that are helpful in sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- BOSWELLIA CURCUMIN
- HAKAM CHURNA
- RUMOGIN 5 CAPSULES
- LAKSHADI GUGGUL
- BONE SUPPORT
1. BOSWELLIA CURCUMIN
Boswellia Curcumin capsules, a product of Planet Ayurveda, are enriched with goodness of the herbs shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and haridra (Curcuma longa). Both the herbs possess antiinflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic properties. Boswellia Curcumin reduces the pain and other symptoms associated with sacroiliac joint dysfunction and also helps in the healing process of the affected joint. Therefore, Boswellia Curcumin is beneficial in the condition of sacroiliac joint dysfunction. This product of Planet Ayurveda is a gem in the condition of inflamed joints and effectively manages sacroiliac joint dysfunction and brings back normal mobility.
Dosage : One capsule twice daily with warm water after meals.
2. HAKAM CHURNA
Hakam Churna is a polyherbal formulation prepared by Planet Ayurveda. The herbs it contained are Chandrashoor (Lepidium sativum), Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi), Kalonji (Nigella sativa), Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum) etc. All the herbs possess anti inflammatory and anti analgesic properties. It pacifies the vitiated vata dosha. It also acts as nervine tonic, helping in strengthening the joints. Thus helps in managing sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
Dosage: 1 tsp two times a day with warm water after meals
3. RUMOGIN 5 CAPSULES
Rumogin 5 capsules, is a product of Planet Ayurveda. Rumogin 5 capsules includes the helpful properties of Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Haridra (Curcuma longa) etc. These all herbs together with each other helps in managing sacroiliac joint dysfunction. The capsules possess anti-inflammatory properties and pacify the vata dosha that causes pain, tingling and numbness associated with the above said condition. Furthermore it provides energy to the muscles and provides a smooth and normal range of motion to the joint. Thus it benefits the patient with sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
Dosage : One capsule twice a day with plain water after the meals.
4. LAKSHADI GUGGUL
Lakshadi guggul is a classical formulation that is beneficial in disorders related to the musculoskeletal system. It is the formulation which is made up of Laksha which is the resin from female insect lac. Furthermore, it contains the goodness of Asthishrinkhala (Cissus quadrangularis), Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Nagbala (Grewia populifolia), Shuddha guggulu (purified Commiphora mukul). Its ingredients help in bone disease and degenerative changes in the joints. Moreover they are beneficial in all types of bone disorders, joint problems and muscular issues. It has components like Asthishrinkhala which beautifully helps in bone formation when fractured or damaged. Lakshadi guggul thus helps in the management of sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
Dosage : Two tablets twice a day with lukewarm water.
5. BONE SUPPORT
Bone Support is a patent product of Planet Ayurveda. As the name suggests Bone Support, it provides strength to the bone and helps in healthy bones. The ingredients of the formulation include laksha (Laccifer lacca), Shobhanjan beej (Moringa oleifera), Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Asthi Shrinkhala (Cissus quadrangularis), Mukta (pearl calcium) and praval pishti (Corallium rubrum). Moringa oleifera has a lot of beneficial properties such as anti-inflammatory, analgesic and abscess healing action. Cissus quadrangularis is a beautiful herb for aiding fractures.
It has sandhaniya (adhesive) property which means it aids adhesive or adhesion of fractured bones. It further relieves bone related pain and heals inflammation due to fracture. Laksha is helpful in bone disorders. Thus it is a beneficial formulation in the musculoskeletal disorders. Arjuna has vranropan property which means it heals wounds. It too helps in muscle and bone health. Mukta and praval pishti are natural calcium which are derived from the pearls, corals etc thus are helpful in adhesion and healing of the degenerative conditions of the bone and joints. Hence Bone Support has magnificent actions and helps in the early management of sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
Dosage : One capsule twice daily after meals wih plain water.
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Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is a serious condition that causes pain, numbness, tingling sensation in the affected joint and also the pain may radiate to either or both sides of the legs. Hypermobility and hypomobility of the joint leads to the occurrence of the condition. In the modern system of medicine there is no permanent cure available for the condition though there are medicines that provide temporary relief and give a feeling of a healthy individual but this does not last long.
Whereas Ayurveda manages the condition of sacroiliac joint dysfunction permanently through dosha pacification and a perfect diet regimen. With Ayurvedic management, the condition does not recur provided that the patient follows the diet regimen properly after getting cured from the condition. This is the power of Ayurveda that helps in management and stops the recurrence of the disease. Above mentioned products of Planet Ayurveda helps in sacroiliac joint dysfunction impeccably.