Importance of Yoga Therapy - Sivananda Yogopachar Kendra

Report
By
Rajeev Atre, Yoga Therapist
Dated Sept. 25, 2013.
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Yoga Therapy is a medical
remedy & a great hope for the
patient of Spondylolisthesis, as
it helps to avoid/postpone
Surgery.
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I, Rajeev Atre, am a Yoga Therapist .
I am a disciple of Dr. S.V. Karandikar (Acharya
Yoganand), Kabir Baug, Narayan Peth,Pune.
I have done PG-Diploma in T.R.Y. & have
worked for one year in our Institute.
I have submitted a thesis on Lumbo-Sacral
Spondylosis.
I have been running a small ‘Yoga Therapy Clinic’
at Dhanakwadi since last 2½ years.
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Spondyl : Vertebra.
Spondylitis: Inflammation of Vertebrae.
Spondylosis: -Degenerative Spinal changes due to
Osteo-arthritis.
Age-related changes.
Sponndylolysis:
a)Breaking down of a vertebra
b)Defect in Pars interarticularis
c) Vertebrae break down near the lamina with
increasing pressure on them.
(contd.--)
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Spondylolisthesis:
a)Forward displacement of a vertebra over a
lower segment, usually of the 4th or 5th lumbar
vertebra, due to developmental defect in Pars
interarticularis.
b)Slippage of one vertebra over the other –
Grade Ⅰ- 25 %
Grade Ⅱ- 25-50%
Grade Ⅲ- More than 50%
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Digital X-Ray:
Spine→ Lumbo-Sacral
AP/Lat –{Extra X-Ray film measured Listhesis}
Rt/Lt Oblique views.
M.R.I.:If already the patient has the M.R.I.
I do not recommend M.R.I. as I am not a
doctor. I request patient’s family doctor to get
his M.R.I. done.
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The symptoms could be mild/moderate /severe.
Severe low back-pain.
Pain radiates to L/R hip-thigh-leg.
Tingling & Numbness.
Sitting/ Standing/Sleeping movements
restricted.
Pain in the hip joint.
The patient has difficulty in standing/ is unable
to stand.
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Anguished/Irritated due to physical problems.
Patient has already undergone various medical
modalities such as:
a) Consulting/ Getting treated from the
family Doctor.
b) Orthopedic Doctor- In many cases the patient
is advised Spine surgery.
c)Ayurvedic Panchkarma, Massage etc.
d)Yoga, Pranayam etc.
e) Any other.
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Complete medical history noted such as:
- location of pain, duration(since when).
- H/O major Surgery.
- Past major illness/ Hospitalization etc.
- Trauma/Fracture/ fall etc.
- If lifted weight beyond his physical capacity.
- Past/Present occupation.
- Occupational hazards , lifestyle (connect it
with his/her present complaints).
- Excessive Driving.
(contd--)
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To study the M.R.I./X-Ray & apprise the
patient about its findings.
To make him/her aware about the
causes/postural mistakes on his/her part
which probably have led to the ailment.
To ascertain the time-period of the
development of the ailment.
To inform/warn the patient about the mistakes
he/she should strictly avoid in future.
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Posture Correction (Sitting & Standing).
Lifting/Pushing of materials.
What to do.
What not to do or avoid.
For ladies(Special Specific instructions).
Sleeping posture correction.
Care to be taken when travelling/Driving.
(contd.---)
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ASHWAGANDHA- (Indian medicine gets
U.S.A. patent) + Milk+ Baidyanath
Mahanarayan Oil.
Diet, adequate water intake. what to eat & what
not to eat.
Continue the medicines advised by the patient’s
family doctor for some time & gradually reduce
their dosages/stop them after consulting the
doctor.
Backache- to apprise the patient of its
‘psychological causes’.
(contd.----)
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Complimentary Ayurvedic treatment (Basti +
Steam Bath).
To guide the patient fully & give him/her
confidence that the surgery can be avoided &
he/she will get cured if the ‘Yogopachar’ is
taken consistently & religiously for 2-3-4-5-6
month’s time as required.
Patient to mentally repeat that “ I am getting
better & better every day in every way.”
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Wooden bricks -2 nos.
Large/Medium Rope - 2 nos.
White belt- 1+2.
Medium Rope -2 nos.
Small Ropes-2 nos.
Green belt-1 no.
Blanket.
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B.M.R.T./Lumbar Traction.
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Sitting ‘Adhomukh’.
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Scietica Stretch
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Ham/Calf stretch.
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What takes place anatomically when the
Yogopachar is being given.
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To develop friendly relations with the patient.
To find out if he/she is making erroneous
movements while conducting routine duties &
make him avoid them.
To boost him/her physically & mentally with the
aid of ‘Vishnusahasranam’, ‘Dattatraya Bhajans’,
‘Haripath’, ‘Gayatri’, ‘Mahamrutyunjay Mantra’.
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To daily monitor the changes occurring in the
Patient’s condition.
To get X-Ray done after three months & show it
to him.
Take Patient’s first feedback after 3 months &
2nd one after 6 months (if the Listhesis is on
higher side).
Also advise the patient to show the X-ray reports
to the referring doctor & thank the doctor for
helping to avoid/postpone surgery.
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In India how lucky we are!
There is an option for us in the form of Yoga
Therapy which can avoid Surgical
intervention.
In this context , the letter written by an
American patient to our ‘Guruji’ is worth
referring to.
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Website which covers full
information about yoga therapy,
treatment and patient’s feedback.
Website:
www.sivanandayogopachar.com
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