Herbal Remedies for Arachnoiditis with Ayurveda

Abstract

Arachnoiditis is the inflammation of one of the membranes surrounding the nerves of the spinal cord resulting in swelling and pain. An injury, infection, or chronic compression of the spinal cord causes Arachnoiditis. This chronic disorder in long term may affect nerves and interfere with their functions resulting in various signs and symptoms. In the modern medicine system, Arachnoiditis is considered to be an incurable disease however the herbal remedies by Planet Ayurveda can help in managing the condition successfully and naturally.

Introduction

There are several layers or membranes which cover the spinal cord or its nerves and the arachnoid is one of them. When this layer becomes inflamed chronic pain is resulted and with passing time it can form a scar tissue causing the nerves to be compressed and stick together. This sticking together of nerves leads to many signs and symptoms. Numbness, stinging, tingling, and burning can be felt by the patient along with the chronic pain due to the involvement of the different nerves. In some patients suffering from arachnoiditis even bladder, sexual, and bowel functions are hampered. In severe cases, even paralysis of the legs can be reported.

Arachnoiditis

Causes

There are several possible causes which can result in arachnoiditis like:

  • Spinal surgery resulting in mechanical injury or other complications. It is the most common cause of Arachnoiditis
  • Injury to the spinal cord
  • Spinal tap or lumbar puncture
  • Injections like an epidural steroid injection
  • Epidural or spinal anesthesia
  • Infections of the spine caused by certain viruses or bacteria
  • Use of chemicals like dye used in myelogram

Signs and Symptoms

Arachnoiditis causes inflammation of the membrane and nearby nerves resulting in various signs and symptoms which may vary from patient to patient:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Loss of sensation of temperature
  • Burning and stinging pain in trunk, limbs, and lower back region
  • Activity worsens the pain
  • Cramps and spasms of muscles
  • Loss of balance
  • Paralysis of legs in severe cases
  • Sexual, bowel, or bladder dysfunction
  • Pain is shooting in characteristic just like an electric shock
  • Uncontrolled twitching

Diagnosis

As there is a lack of awareness when it comes to Arachnoiditis which makes it difficult to be diagnosed. Diagnostic tests like CT scan, MRI, and EMG can help in diagnosing the Arachnoiditis. These helps in finding out the level of damage that occurred to the nerve and its function.

Treatment

Treatment of Arachnoiditis is difficult and usually considered to be incurable as per modern medicine. Medicines are given to relieve pain and other associated complaints. However such treatment has shown to be only giving short-term relief.

On the other hand, Ayurveda can help in treating and managing the condition naturally. Herbs and natural techniques help in relieving the complaints associated with the diseases. Ayurveda follows the basic principle of balancing the tridoshas in the body and imbalance of any of them results in diseases. Hence herbs and mineral constituted medicines are given to the patient to balance the dosha and manage the disease naturally. Ayurveda is the science of life in which nature and products of nature are used to relieve the suffering of humanity.

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is one of the renowned names in the field of Herbal pharmaceuticals that are involved in the production of the medicines prepared from best quality herbs and minerals and further prescribed to the patients by MD Ayurveda doctors as per the disease condition. No chemicals, additives, preservatives, colors, or dye are present in these medicines hence are more effective and safe than any other similar products in the market. All the medicines are prepared under the strict supervision of MD Ayurveda doctors. Methods and formulations written in ancient Ayurvedic literature are the base for all the preparations which ensures their effectiveness. For Arachnoiditis also Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal medicines.

Product list :

  1. Ekangvir ras
  2. Rasraj ras
  3. Ashwagandha capsule
  4. Brahmi capsule
  5. Boswellia curcumin

Product Description :

1. Ekangvir Ras

It is a herbo-mineral tablet prepared from a mixture of herbs and minerals like Shuddh Parada ( Herbal purified mercury), Shuddh Gandhaka (Herbal purified sulphur), Naga bhasma (Lead calx), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), etc. In Arachnoiditis Ekangvir ras helps in treating paralysis and weakness of nerves.

Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily after meals with plain water.

2. Rasraj Ras

Rasraj ras is an Ayurvedic classical formulation prepared from Rasa Sindura (Purified and processed mercury), Abhraka satva (Purified and processed silica), Swarna bhasma (Gold bhasma), Loha bhasma (Iron bhasma), Rajata bhasma (Silver bhasma), Lavanaga (Syzygium aromaticum), Javitri (Myristica fragrans), etc. It helps in balancing the Vata dosha and treats neurological disease caused due to it like in Arachnoiditis Rasraj ras helps in treating paralysis, hemiplegia, numbness, and altered nerve sensations.

Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily after meals with plain water.

3. Ashwagandha Capsule

Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) in standardized form is used to prepare the Planet Ayurveda’s Ashwagandha capsules. Owing to the powerful therapeutic properties in Arachnoiditis these capsules can help in giving strength to the body and treat complaints like numbness, tingling, paralysis, etc.

Dosage – Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.

4. Brahmi Capsule

These herbal capsules are prepared from the standardized extract of Bacopa monnieri (Brahmi) which is known as a nerve tonic. In Arachnoiditis regular consumption of these capsules help in treating the nerve ailments and hence relieving complaints like numbness, burning, pain, stinging, and twitching.

Dosage – Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.

5. Boswellia Curcumin

Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa) are used in the preparation of these herbal capsules in a standardized form. The main indication to use these capsules is pain be it of any type. In Arachnoiditis it helps in relieving pain and inflammation of the nerves.

Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.

6. Yogarj Guggul

Yogarj guggul tablets are prepared from herbs like Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Devdaru (Cedrus deodara), Shuddh Guggulu (Commiphora Mukul), Pippali, (Piper longum), etc. These tablets in Arachnoiditis help in relieving the inflammation of the nerves and provide strength to the muscles which eventually relieve cramps and spasms.

Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water

Conclusion

Arachnoiditis is a complex and chronic ailment that is usually diagnosed late due to misconceptions and lack of knowledge. Hence, we hope this article will help you to get to know in detail.

Proper Herbal Treatment For Arachnoiditis can help in managing the condition naturally and also these are purely natural, herbal, and vegetarian medicines which do not cause any side effects even if taken for a long time when taken as advised.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Read More

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