Sciatica Treatment in Ayurveda

Sciatica is a medical condition characterized by pain going down the leg from the lower back. This pain may go down the back, outside, or front of the leg. Onset is often sudden following activities like heavy lifting, though gradual onset may also occur. Typically, symptoms are only on one side of the body. Certain causes, however, may result in pain on both sides. Lower back pain is sometimes but not always present. Weakness or numbness may occur in various parts of the affected leg and foot.

In Majority of the cases sciatica is due to a spinal disc herniation pressing on one of the lumbar or sacral nerve roots. Other problems that may result in sciatica include spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, piriformis syndrome etc .The straight-leg-raising test is often helpful in diagnosis. The test is positive if, when the leg is raised while a person is lying on their back, pain shoots below the knee.

Ayurvedic View

Ayurveda offers a very good treatment that works in almost any case of sciatica. Our offered Ayurvedic medications comprise the herbal decoctions, tablets, capsules for oral intake and oils for the external applications and are very effective in providing relief to patients suffering from mild to moderate sciatica. People who suffer from chronic problems and those with severe intensity of symptoms would require Ayurvedic Panchakarma therapies.


Ayurveda Panchakarma therapies like

  • Abhyanga (Medicated Oil applications and massages), Swedana (Sudation therapy)

  • Patra Pinda Sweda

  • Kati Vasti

  • Nasyam in the case of neck related problems.

  • Basti Chikitsa

  • Lepam

  • Pizhichil

  • Shastika Shali Pinda sweda

  • These therapies are used to heal the nerves affected in sciatica


Vata and sometimes kapha imbalance causes sciatica. So, by correcting this imbalance, the symptoms of sciatica get treated. the following ayurvedic remedies and medicines help treat herniated disc condition effectively. Medicines should always be taken under the guidance of your Ayurvedic doctor. Some Ayurvedic medicines for slip disc are:

  • Cap ksheerabala 101

  • Trayodashang guggul

  • Rasna Saptak kashayam etc.

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