Author(s): Kshama Gupta*, Prasad Mamidi
Lumbar Spondylosis (LS) is defined as degenerative condition affecting the discs, vertebral bodies and associated joints of the lumbar spine. Low back pain affects approximately 60 – 85 % of adults and LS is responsible for about 10 % of all the back pain conditions. The present article deals with a case diagnosed lumbar spondylosis with spondylolisthesis of L5 over S1 and got advised for surgery. The Ayurvedic diagnosis of kati graha was made and udwartana, patra pottali pinda sweda and yoga vasti schedules were prescribed. Two assessments were taken before and after treatment on Oswestry disability index and Roland-Morris disability questionnaire. Patient showed improvement of 52 % on Oswestry disability index and 47.8 % on Roland-Morris disability questionnaire. Vasti plays a pivotal role in the management of kati graha. Ayurvedic panchakarma procedures along with internal medicines give hope as non invasive intervention in the management of lumbar spondylosis with spondylolistheis.