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PIVD – Prolap Intervertebral Discs


Prolapsed disc (commonly called a ‘slipped disc’), a disc does not actually ‘slip’. What happens is that part of the inner softer part of the disc (the nucleus pulposus) bulges out (herniates) through a weakness in the outer part of the disc. A PIVD /prolapsed disc is sometimes called a herniated disc. The bulging disc may press on nearby structures such as a nerve coming from the spinal cord. Some inflammation also develops around the prolapsed part of the disc. Any disc in the spine can prolapse. However, most prolapsed discs occur in the lumbar part of the spine (lower back). The size of the prolapse can vary. As a rule, the larger the prolapse, the more severe the symptoms are likely to be.

Causes of PIVD

  • Heavy manual labour
  • Repetitive lifting and twisting
  • Postural stress
  • obesity
  • Poor and inadequate strength of the trunk
  • Sitting for long hours
  • increasing age (a disc is more likely to develop a weakness with increasing age)

Symptoms of PIVD

  • Severe low-back pain
  • Pain radiating to the buttocks, legs, and feet
  • Pain made worse with coughing, straining or laughing
  • Muscle spasm
  • Tingling or numbness in legs or feet
  • Muscle weakness or atrophy in later stages
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control in case of cauda equina syndrome

PIVD Treatment At Ayurjyoti Wellness Ayurveda LLP.

Most common and important Ayurveda Treatments for Prolap Inter Vertebral Disc are:

Kati Vasti:
Kativasti (or Kati basti) is an Ayurvedic procedure of retaining warm medicated oil over the lower back bordered with a herbal paste. The therapy can last for 45 to 60 minutes.
This is a rejuvenating treatment with medicated warm oil used in a continuous stream for a definite period for the whole body. In the full body massage procedure of Pizhichil, the masseurs let the person lie own a specially designed Wooden Droni, a wooden plank designed to retain oil. A masseur spreads warm medicated oil all over the body (below neck) from a lump of cloth soaked in medicated oil.
Kizhi is another special Ayurveda Treatments. Boluses of njavara rice / Medicated Powder or special leaves are used for Kizhi Treatments.
We offer the whole range of treatment at our Ayurveda Treatment centre at various cities as well as in Kolkata where we provide Ayurvedic Therapy and Yoga as part of our therapeutic approach.