- Case Report
Conservative and non-surgical management of lumbar disc herniationKashinath G Metri
A case of a 16-year-old Indian adolescent with discal herniation in L4 – L5 region with classical sign of ‘foot drop’ was successfully managed by conservative, non-surgical approach following principles of yoga intervention. Patients practised yoga under supervision of yoga expert, four times a day for first two weeks followed by once a day for consecutive two years. Yoga protocol included gentle yoga based loosening practices, simple asanas, yogic breathing techniques and yogic guided relaxation, pranayama and meditation. One year and two-year follow-ups showed complete revival of normal function and healing of the affected spinal cord disorder. A case which was recommended for surgery recovered with yoga intervention.