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When you have pain, numbness in front of thigh and you feel pain just below the knee on the front of your lower leg. This might be your L2-L3 disc problem which is hurting your nerve. L2-L3 vertebrae comprises the L2-L3 disc in between. Thus the name of the disc is L2-L3 disc. L2-L3 disc problem is not a common condition which appears commonly. This disc is one of the normal discs, in most of the cases. This disc can impact either L2 nerve or L3 nerve. Just like the L1-L2 disc its impact is also maximum on the body and it can give signs and symptoms of the rest of the nerves also- if there is some canal stenosis on this level. In case of nerve root compression on lateral nerve root – L2-L3 disc problem will give symptoms of the L2 nerve only.
L2-L3 is commonly degenerated in elderly patients. Because in such cases there is a wide spread degeneration of the discs. Thus in old age we need to work more on the degenerated discs of patients.
There can be various conditions with the L2-L3 disc.
These are the most common MRI readings in case of L2-L3 disc. Listhesis of L2-L3 disc is the uncommon condition in every case of the Lumbar problems. But it can appear in few accidental cases.
The second lumbar nerve which originates from the L2-L3 disc region supplies to the different areas of the lower limb specially front of the thigh and shin of the femur. It gives supply to the upper part of the lower back muscles like Quadratus lumborum and Iliopsoas muscle. Both of these muscles are responsible for maintenance of the lordosis of the spine. Therefore any problem with this nerve will give severe back pain too.
Symptoms of the L2-L3 disc herniation are according to the supply of the nerve. It gives pain/burning/numbness in the anterior thigh (front of the thigh). Along with this there will be pain in the shin of tibia. The front of . Burning in the areas of sexual region and anus shows that there is something wrong with L2-L3 disc herniation or blockage.
If there L2-L3 disc problem is circumferential bulge or herniation it can also give symptoms of L3 never compression too. In this case it compresses the L3 transversing nerve. Thus MRI scan helps in deciding the proper treatment of the problem.
This condition appears in aged persons mostly. And that too along with bulge is other discs. In chronic cases of L4-L5 and L5-S1- the L2-L3 disc herniation is really very much common. So it is important work on all aspects of the condition.
Main thing about every slip disc case of L2-L3 or any other disc is – surgery is never a solution. Because almost in all cases disc is not culprit. Problem might be somewhere else. And diagnosis of the condition is important. Due to which reason this disc is deflated- it is important to know about. Moment we can underline the cause of the problem, it becomes easy to treat the case. Same is applicable for the ayurvedic treatment for l2-l3 disc problem.
There is a small muscle- Quardatus lumborum. This muscle origin form the lumbar vertebrae- l1 to l5 and then fix the lumbar region to the iliac crest. While sitting in slouching posture- the upper fibers of this muscle strains and this leads to L2-L3 disc problem.
Ayurveda refers to lower back as Kati. Kati is the sthaan of Vata and specially a subset of Vata- Apaan Vayu. When there is a regular disturbance of Vata because of the diet which can cause slip disc or lifestyle causing slip disc. There will be problem with the lower back. It happens vice-versa.
Snighdha Virechana is the treatment for most of these cases. Snigdha nitya virechana is done by using oil based medicines which are purgatives. This approach settles the dryness of the Vata and also removes the toxins. Pancha Prasrutaki Bastis are the second line of the treatment.
Therapeutic yoga is also done on these patients. But in case of old aged patients where multiple discs are bulged we do Rasayana therapy for such patients. So that we can reverse the degeneration of the discs upto some extent.
So if you have L2-L3 disc problem and you want to get ayurvedic treatment for L2-L3 disc problem. You just need to send us your MRI, our physicians will check every detail and will guide you accordingly for the treatment.