Low back ache affects approximately 60-85% of adults during some point of their life. Katigraha which is correlated with Lumbar Spondylosis (LS) is a degenerative condition affecting the discs, vertebral bodies and associated joints of lumbar spine. It is a neurological as well as musculoskeletal disorder. According to Ayurveda, katipradesha is described as an important seat of vata. In katigraha, vata gets vitiated at its own region producing pain and numbness. So vatahara treatments like Patrapinda sweda which is a snigdha sweda has been in practice. The modification of same Patrapinda sweda by adding egg yolk has found to be much effective in relieving the pain of katigraha. Traditionally the extraction of oil from egg yolk is a practice and is an effective pain reliever. There is extensive use of this oil with other medicated oils for external application in almost all nervous diseases. In katigraha as the pain and numbness are due to nerve root compression, use of kukkudantataila is very much effective. The same practice is modified in making special Patrapinda potali for swedana in katigraha.
R. Divya, Mishra Abhaya Kumar, and Dr. Arun Mohanan, “Effect of modified Patrapinda sweda with egg yolk for instant pain relief in Katigraha”, AAMJ (Anveshana Ayurveda Medical Journal), vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 402 - 404, 2015.