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1 1 By Rajeev Atre, Yoga Therapist Dated Sept. 25, 2013.

2 2 Yoga Therapy is a medical remedy & a great hope for the patient of Spondylolisthesis, as it helps to avoid/postpone Surgery.

3  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. 3

4  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.--) 4

5  Spondylolisthesis: a)Forward displacement of a vertebra over a lower segment, usually of the 4 th or 5 th lumbar vertebra, due to developmental defect in Pars interarticularis. b)Slippage of one vertebra over the other – Grade Ⅰ - 25 % Grade Ⅱ % Grade Ⅲ - More than 50% 5

6  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. 6

7  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. 7

8  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. 8

9  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--) 9

10  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. 10

11  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.---) 11

12  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.----) 12

13  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 month’s time as required.  Patient to mentally repeat that “ I am getting better & better every day in every way.” 13

14  Wooden bricks -2 nos.  Large/Medium Rope - 2 nos.  White belt  Medium Rope -2 nos.  Small Ropes-2 nos.  Green belt-1 no.  Blanket. 14

15  B.M.R.T./Lumbar Traction.  Sitting ‘Adhomukh’.  Scietica Stretch  Ham/Calf stretch.  What takes place anatomically when the Yogopachar is being given. 15

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21  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’. 21

22  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 & 2 nd 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. 22

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29  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. 29

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31  Website which covers full information about yoga therapy, treatment and patient’s feedback.  Website: 31

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