In this disorder, the collection of the nerve root at the bottom of the spinal cord hampered the blood supply to the lower part of the body affecting your bladder and the lower limbs. This condition occurs due to an injury or herniated disc problem that leads to compression of the nerve, then causes pain, weakness, and incontinence. In some cases, this syndrome causes permanent damage such as paralysis. In this article, we are going to discuss Cauda Equina Syndrome, ayurvedic correlation, and its ayurvedic treatment.
It’s a medical condition in which a bundle of nerves below the end of the spinal cord (Cauda Equina) is damaged. It is mainly due to disc herniation in the lower back region and other causes such as Spinal stenosis, cancer, trauma, epidural abscess, and hematoma. The common symptoms of this syndrome are low back pain, radiating pain in the leg, Anus numbness, loss of bowel movement, etc. In Ayurveda, the condition can be correlated with Vata vyadhi and manovahas strotas dushti. Vata gets vitiated in Cauda Equina syndrome.
There are two common types of this Syndrome
- Acute Cauda Equina Syndrome: In this type symptoms of the disease start suddenly.
- Chronic Cauda Equina Syndrome: If the emergency treatment did not fix your problem then it leads to permanent damage and the symptoms of this disorder persist in your remaining life.
Symptoms Of Cauda Equina Syndrome
The following sign and symptoms of Cauda Equina syndrome are,
- A lumbar disc herniation will lead to radiating pain in the legs. This condition is associated with needle-like sensation before numbness.
- Urine and bowel dysfunction.
- Gradual problems in the lower extremities such as loss of sensation between the legs, feet, and heels, over the buttocks, the inner thighs, and the saddle area region.
- Numbness of the aforesaid parts.
- Severe pain
- Sexual dysfunction.
Causes Of Cauda Equina Syndrome
The following causes for cauda equina syndrome are,
- Herniated discs are one of the main reasons for this Syndrome.
- Tumor of the spinal column.
- Tuberculosis (TB) of the vertebral column.
- Fractures due to trauma or accidents.
- Narrowing of the spinal canal.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).
- Iatrogenic: Any prior anesthesia, orthopedics, and neurosurgical procedures.
Diagnosis Of Cauda Equina Syndrome
The following diagnostic method for Cauda Equina Syndrome is,
- Magnetic Resonance Index (MRI)
- CT scan shows herniated disc or fracture or any other anatomical or structural abnormality
Facts About Cauda Equina Syndrome
The following fact about Cauda Equina Syndrome is,
- This syndrome was first described in 1934.
- It affects 1 in 70000 people every year.
- This syndrome has only a 20% success rate.
- Cauda Equina is a rare neurological condition.
- It is also recognized by Red Flag symptoms.
Herbal Remedy for Cauda Equina Syndrome
For the management of Cauda Equina Syndrome through herbal formulation, Planet Ayurveda provides the best herbal remedies. According to Ayurveda Vata Dosha is aggravated and to balance the Aggravated dosha these herbal medicines are best. All these herbal formulations are made under the guidelines of experts. All these herbal remedies are free from any kind of added preservatives, color, starch, and other synthetic materials. The following herbal remedy for Cauda Equina syndrome by planet Ayurveda is,
- Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
- Trayodashang Guggul
- Boswellia Curcumin
- Maha Vatvidhwansan Ras
- Agnitundi Vati
1. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
Planet Ayurveda provides the best classical herbal formulation in the form of Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras. It contains various minerals such as Swarna Bhasma (gold calx), Rajata Bhasma (silver calx), Abhrak Bhasma (mica ash), Loha Bhasma (iron ash), Praval Bhasma (coral calcium), Mukta Bhasma (pearl calx) and Suta Bhasma (compound of purified mercury and purified sulfur), etc. It is beneficial in various conditions such as spinal cord demyelination conditions, neuropathies, dementia, etc. it also gives relief in various disorders such as anxiety, restlessness, and depression. Furthermore, it is beneficial for male sexual health problems. It helps in relieving the pain in trigeminal neuralgia. It is useful in cervical and lumbar spondylosis and spondylitis. Thus it is more beneficial in Cauda Equina Syndrome.
Dosage: One tablet twice a day after meals with plain water.
2. Trayodashang Guggul
This is the polyherbal formulation by planet Ayurveda. The various ingredients of this formulation are Guggulu (Commiphora Mukul), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Babool (Acacia arabica), Hauber (Juniperus communis), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Gokhru (Tribulus Terrestris), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), Nishotha Kala (Operculina turpethum), Ginger (Zingiber Officinale), Kachur (Curcuma zedoaria), Ajwain (Trachyspermum Ammi), Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata). It is used in the treatment of various disorders such as spondylitis with spinal inflammation, arthritis, and inflammation in joints. It helps in relieving pain due to stiff joints. It gives very good results in hemiplegia and paraplegic conditions and sciatica. Thus, it shows good results in Cauda Equina Syndrome.
Dosage: Two tablets twice a day with lukewarm water.
Ashwagandharisht is the polyherbal formulation by Planet Ayurveda. It is a mixture of many herbs such as Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Safed musli (Chlorophytum tuberosum), Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Nagarmotha (Cyperus rotundus), Daru Haldi (Berberis aristata), Vacha (Acorus calamus) and various other. It gives very good results in stress or anxiety. It also helps to pacify the Vata dosha in our bodies. It improves male sexual health. It shows great results in Cauda Equina Syndrome.
Dosage: Two teaspoons twice a day after meals with an equal amount of water.
4. Boswellia Curcumin
Planet Ayurveda provides the best Polyherbal remedy in the form of Boswellia curcumin. The main composition of this herbal formulation is Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Haridra (Curcuma longa). Both these herbs have anti-inflammatory properties and are good for fighting against infection. Thus it is useful in Cauda Equina Syndrome. It is useful in various other wound healing processes.
Dosage: One capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.
5. Maha Vatvidhwansan Ras
It is a herbomineral formulation by planet ayurveda. The main composition of this herbal formulation is Shuddha Parada (purified mercury), Shuddha Gandhaka (purified sulfur), Vanga bhasma (Tin calx), Abhrak bhasma (calx of purified mica), Tankan bhasma (calx of borax), Tamra bhasma (calx of copper), Lauh bhasma (iron calx), Naga bhasma (calx of lead), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Shuddha Vatsanabha (Purified Aconitum ferox), Pippali (Piper longum), Nirgundi swaras (Vitex negundo), Bhringraj swaras (Eclipta alba), Arkksheera (Calotropis Procera), Nimbu swaras (lemon juice), etc. It gives strength to tendons, ligaments, and bones and provides various nutrients. Thus, it is very useful in Cauda Equina Syndrome. It also gives relief in various disorders such as osteoarthritis, arthritis, gout, and other joint disorders. It helps to balance the Vata dosha in our body, leading to improving the neurological functions hampered by Cauda Equina Syndrome.
Dosage: One tablet twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.
Dashmoola is the chief ingredient of this composition. It contains various herbs such as Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Gambhari (Gmelina Arborea), Patola (Stereospermum suaveolens), Agnimantha (Premna integrifolia), Badi Kateri (Solanum Indicum), Prishnparni (Uraria picta), Sonapatha (Oroxylum Indicum), Kateri (Solanum surattense), Gokshur (Tribulus Terrestris), etc. It has various properties such as anti-arthritic, analgesics, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-dysentery, and antifungal. It gives relief from the symptoms caused by Cauda Equina Syndrome.
Dosage: Two teaspoons twice daily after meals with lukewarm water.
7. Agnitundi Vati
Planet Ayurveda provides the best herbal formulation in the form of Agnitundi vati. It is useful in various digestion-related health issues. The main ingredients of this herbal remedy are Amalaki (Emblica Officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Jeeraka (Cuminum cyminum), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Pippali (Piper longum), Black pepper (Piper nigrum) and Vidanga (Embelia ribes). Agnitundi vati relieves pain caused by aggravated Vata doshas because it helps to balance the Vata dosha in our body. It is beneficial in reducing stiffness. It enhances the digestive fire, which further helps in the proper absorption of nutrients that are required in overcoming deficiencies. It also relieves pain due to muscle stiffness in the lower back caused by Cauda Equina’s Syndrome.
Dosage: Two tablets twice a day with lukewarm water.
As we have discussed Cauda Equina Syndrome and its ayurvedic treatment. It can be treated by taking proper care, some lifestyle modifications, and taking a properly nutritious diet, for muscles, tendons, and ligaments. In Ayurveda, there are herbs that relieve pain, promote neurological wellness, and treatneuropathies and other bone-related health issues. The formulations mentioned above prepared by Planet Ayurveda are providing the best results in Cauda Equina Syndrome. Planet Ayurveda is a GMP-certified company and all ayurvedic medicines are purely vegetarian and made up of 100% naturally occurring organic herbs and plants. For more information, you can check our website www.PlanetAyurveda.com and for any queries, you can send your queries to our email id firstname.lastname@example.org