Katigraha (Lumbar Spondylosis) managed by Katidhara and Basti: A Case report.
Katigraha (Lumbar Spondylosis) is an important clinical, social, economic, and public health problem affecting the population worldwide. Lumbar Spondylosis is more prevalent among the middle-aged and elderly, which affects both the genders equally. Lower back pain is estimated at 60% to 70% in industrialized countries. Ayurveda has mentioned Panchakarma therapies for the treatment of Katigraha. Hence, an effort has been made to evaluate the efficacy of Katidhara and Basti procedure along with Shamana Chikitsa in the management of the Katigraha. This is a single case study of 58 years old male patient who came to OPD of Panchakarma Department, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur with complaints of pain in low back region radiating to a left lower limb, stiffness in the hip region, restricted movement of lower limbs and difficulty in walking for past ten years. Katidhara with Dashmoola Taila and Erandmuladi Niruha Basti along with Shamana therapy was administered. The therapy provided marked relief in pain and stiffness was improved. Based on the case study, it can be concluded that Katidhara with Dashmoola Taila and Erandmuladi Niruha Basti along with Shamana therapy is effective in the management of Katigraha (Lumbar Spondylosis).
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