Sumeru chikitsa ( Spine treatment)
In Ayurveda spinal cord is named as Merudanda and the prefix “Su” denotes good., in total the meaning of “Sumeru Chikitsa” is treatment for healthy spinal cord. In our day today life our spinal cord is taking a lot of stress.

Prolonged sitting, Driving, usage of mobile phones and lack of proper exercise strain the contents of spinal cord and its surrounding structures. As a result, we are suffering with

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Cervical spondylytis
  • Lumbar spondylytis
  • Spondylo listhisis
  • Sciatica
  • L4-L5 disc bulges
  • Disc degeneration
  • Disc protrusion
  • Disc herniation etc.

  • To prevent and cure these problems, Ayurveda advised many treatments and therapies. With a lot of research and clinical practice we have developed a set of treatment procedures.

    Treatment procedures are mainly divided into 3 phases

    1) Preparing the body:
    Ayurveda says body is full of energy flow channels. Whenever there is an obstruction in the flow, there itself the disease will manifest. To clear the obstruction, relieve muscle spasms this phase is useful. During this course many people will be relieved from their problems. This phase may last from 10 to 14 days depending upon the individual.

    2) Treating the root cause:
    According to Ayurveda any disease is caused because of imbalance in vata, pitta and kapha. These in turn vitiates other body systems like muscles, nerves etc, to manifest a disease. Comprehensive management includes not only treating mere symptoms but also the underlying cause. In this phase we treat the underlying dosha with selected mode of therapy.

    3) Strengthening of spinal cord and surrounding structures:

    Once the person is treated by the above two phases, he is now ready to receive this phase of treatments. In this phase, we treat the person to improve his threshold energy in the body. Many people confuse to differentiate the difference between pain and weakness. If a person is suffering with weakness, he may not get relief with the above two phases but this phase will help him a lot to overcome the problem.

    Personalised advice to continue the yoga postures will be taught to manage the condition.

    Follow up:
    Even after the complete therapeutic procedures one must avoid the disease causing or aggravating factors. Persons should continue yoga and simple one day procedures at regular intervals will enhance the quality of life.