An impaired spinal cord means interrupted neural responses and disabled sensations in the parts of your body. Brave are those who are fighting with spinal cord disorders. Your body and brain can't communicate without spinal cord. Bottom line of this article is Spinal arteriovenous malformation (AVM). Here we will discuss all the aspects of this disease in detail along with treatment part. Ayurvedic treatment for Spinal AVM is an eminent approach by many people these days because Ayurveda is safest approach to overcome the sickness.
HOW CAN AYURVEDIC TREATMENT HELP TO TREAT THE SPINAL AVM?
According to Ayurveda, cause of Spinal AVM is mainly due to imbalance of vata doshas with the involvement of pitta and kapha doshas. Hence Ayurvedic treatment is based on to clear the blockage in the blood channels and improve the blood supply to affected area.
SPINAL AVM (Spinal Arteriovenous Malformations)
Spinal arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an abnormal knot of blood vessels in spinal cord that have a direct connection between the arterial system and the venous system without intervening capillaries. If it is left untreated, spinal AVM may lead to the permanent damage to spinal cord.
Normally oxygen-rich blood enters into spinal cord through arteries, which branch into smaller blood vessels (capillaries). Spinal cord utilizes the oxygen from the blood in capillaries and this oxygen-depleted blood then passes into veins that carry the blood from spinal cord to heart and lungs. Where as in a spinal AVM, blood passes directly from your arteries to your veins, bypassing capillaries.
This interruption in blood flow results in the deterioration or death of the cells in spinal tissues. In Spinal AVM, arteries and veins can rupture which results in bleeding in the spinal cord (hemorrhage). At times, AVM enlarges and compresses the spinal cord. Specific cause of this disease is still unknown.
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH DOCTOR IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF BELOW GIVEN SYMPTOMS
Symptoms of AVM may vary according to severity and location of AVM. Symptoms usually appear at the age of 20 and approximately almost 20 % of people diagnosed with spinal AVM are under the age of 16.
The beginning of symptoms may be sudden or gradual. Symptoms may include:
- Difficulty with walking or climbing stairs
- Weakness on one or both sides of your body
- Numbness, tingling or sudden pain in your legs
With the progression of disease, additional symptoms are:
- Difficulty urinating or moving your bowels
- Lack of feeling in the legs
- Lower back pain
- Stiff neck
- Sensitivity to light
UNTREATED SPINAL AVM (ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS) CAN LEAD TO FOLLOWING COMPLICATIONS
- Pain, tingling and numbness
- Bulging blood vessel (aneurysm)
- Problems with moving (motor deficits)
- Spinal column deformity
- Hemorrhage, which may lead to the spinal cord damage
- High blood pressure in the veins can result in the fluid accumulation (edema) and tissue death due to lack of oxygen
AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR SPINAL AVM BY PLANET AYURVEDA
Planet Ayurveda offers herbal remedies for Spinal AVM. Herbs used in the formulation of these herbal products are quite good to manage the symptoms of this disease. Efficacy of the herbs is checked in the labs before making any herbal formulation. All the herbal products are prepared under the guidance of highly experienced MD Ayurveda doctors.
- Ashwagandha Capsules
- Shilajit Capsules
- Yoginder Ras Tablets
- Brahmi Capsules
- Gotukola Capsules
- Kanchnar Guggul
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is among the one of the most potent herb in Ayurveda. Use of this herb is very effective to manage the spinal disorders. It acts as powerful nervine tonic. This herb helps to strengthen the muscles and helps to relieve the muscle spasm and fatigue. This herb is quite good to balance the vata dosha. Use of this herb is quite effective to treat the Spinal AVM. It helps to manage the symptoms associated with AVM like difficulty with walking or climbing stairs, weakness on one or both sides of your body, numbness, tingling or sudden pain in legs.
DOSAGE – 1 capsule twice daily, with plain water after meals.
Shilajit acts as the natural anti-oxidant which contains more than 85 minerals. It helps to boost up the immune system and also strengthens the body. It is good herbal medicine for spinal AVM as it helps to improve the functioning of blood channels to the affected areas and also improves the body movements. Being the anti-inflammatory in action it helps to relieve the numbness, tingling or sudden pain in legs.
DOSAGE – 1 capsule two times in a day with plain water in a day.
3. Yoginder Ras Tablets
This herbal product is prepared by the combination of various natural ingredients and an effective Ayurvedic treatment for Spinal AVM. It helps to regulate the muscle functions and nerves functions. It helps to maintain the proper blood circulation to the affected. Besides of this, it helps to maintain the proper body movements.
DOSAGE – 1 Pill to be chewed with milk.
Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri) is a great neurotonic, immunomodulator, rejuvenator, antioxidant, adatpogen and learning enhancer in Ayurveda. Its amazing properties are very helpful to relieve nervous exhaustion and mental fatigue. It helps to strengthen the body and maintain the good blood supply in body.
DOSAGE – 2 capsules two times a day, with plain water, after meals.
Ayurvedic treatment for spinal AVM by Planet Ayurveda comprises the gotukola capsules. These capsules are obtained from the standardized extract of herb Gotu kola (Centella asiatica). This herb possesses the blood detoxification properties which help in the removal of toxins (ama) from the body. This herb helps to improve the blood circulation in AVM spinal which is the root cause of this problem.
DOSAGE – 2 capsules, twice daily with water after meals.
This herbal product is prepared by the combination of various herbs which work in an amazing way to treat the spinal AVM. Herbs are listed below:
- Kachnar bark (Bauhinia variegata)
- Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
- Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
- Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica)
- Shunthi (Zingiber officinale).
- Marich (Piper nigrum)
- Pippali (Piper longum)
- Varuna (Crataeva religiosa)
Herbs given above help to balance the tridoshas in body. These herbs help to clear the accumulated toxins from blood channels. This herbal product encourages the healthy cellular functions.
DOSAGE – 2 Tablets thrice daily with plain water, half an hour after meals.