Ayurvedic Treatment for Slip Disc

Identifying the root cause of the disease, we provide holistic Ayurvedic treatment for slip disc patients to regain their mobility and flexibility and thus help them to lead an active life providing complete relief from pain.

Leelajani Ayur Care Hospital for Slip Disc Treatment

Slip Disc & Ayurveda

Also known as slip disc herniation, a slipped disc is a medical condition of the intervertebral discs of the spine. This condition occurs when a vertebral disc peeps out of its original space and exerts pressure on nerves arising out of the vertebral column. The pain is because of the compression of these nerves. Traditional Ayurvedic treatments and massages are suggested by Leelajani Ayur Care for the complete cure of slip disc problems. Besides Panchakarma treatment, we provide Kizhi, Vasti, Abhyanga and Kativasti to regain the vitality and stability of the affected area. Our Ayurvedic treatment for slip disc problems takes a safe but holistic approach to restore the complete health of the body.

Causes of Slip Disc

There are a few causes that can result in a slipped disc. They are:



  • Vertebral Column trauma
  • Physical exertion due to strenuous jobs (weightlifting, riding on a bumpy road, etc.)
  • Obesity
  • Ageing
  • Sedentary Lifestyle, etc.

Signs and Symptoms of Slip Disc

The slipped disc may be in the neck region or the back.


1. Slipped disc in the neck

  • Pain in the neck, arms, shoulder
  • Numbness in the hand or part of the hand
  • Pain that radiates from the neck to the fingers of the hand
  • Muscle weakness in the hand
  • Burning sensation in the affected area

2. Slipped disc in the back

  • Numbness and pain in the back
  • Radiating pain from the back to the legs
  • Pain during walking, sitting, standing
  • Muscle weakness – back and legs
  • Burning sensation in the affected area

Ayurveda Treatments for Disc Problems

A slipped disc is considered to occur due to the imbalance of the Vata element in Ayurveda. This causes a loss of equilibrium of the body. In many cases, a slipped/herniated disc or a jutting out of the cushion on which the vertebrae are seated causes severe back or leg pain and weakness of the muscles of the lower extremities. Ayurveda treatments for slipped discs are geared towards restoring the equilibrium of the vata element.

Basically, these treatments are geared towards strengthening the supporting tissues of the vertebral discs and the spinal column, release muscle spasms if any and reduce nerve compression, and nourish joints by improving the circulation thereby relieving pain.


This treatment method refers to the pouring of lukewarm medicated oils on the back of the patient in order to treat herniated discs for about half an hour and thereafter massaging the affected area for about 15 minutes. This procedure is repeated for five to seven days. There are no side effects for this treatment as the massage is a gentle one. The oil is maintained in a lukewarm temperature to make the massage a soothing one.


For the patient undergoing Abhyanga, the patient is massaged using slow and rhythmic movements from the head to the toe for about 40 to 50 minutes. Warm and medicated oils are used for massaging the body. The body is massaged when in seven different postures by varying the pressure. Abhyanga helps to nourish bones, tissues, and ligaments.


This treatment involves massaging the body with concoctions made out of medicinal herbs and other healing oils. The massaging is done until the oil is absorbed by the body. This type of treatment works to improve blood circulation, reduces fatigue of the muscles, and reduces mental stress. This treatment is also good for treating herniated spinal discs and injuries of the joints.