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Low back ache


According to Ayurveda , back pain mainly occurs due to poor or unhealthy diet, bad posture and injury, which in turn results in the lack of flexibility of the muscles, causing severe pain in the upper, middle or lower back. As the pain continues to aggravate, it tends to spread to both the sides of the waist as well as the hip. It may also be associated with burning, stiffness, numbness or tingling with the pain shooting down the buttocks and the legs. Severe low back pain can be quite debilitating. Pain in the lower back restricts activity and reduces work capacity and quality of everyday living and turns daily life into a misery.

Causes :

  1. Health problems like osteoporosis, sciatica, scoliosis, herniated disc, spondylitis, spinal stenosis, etc.
  2. Sedentary lifestyle, stressful jobs, anxiety, depression, obesity, smoking, strenuous physical exercises and physical works.
  3. Spinal cord infections that cause fever and lethargy
  4. Spinal cord tumours that compress the spine and nerve roots, thus causing excruciating pain.
  5. Hereditary - Certain causes of back pain, including ankylosing spondylitis (a kind of arthritis that affects the spinal cord), are hereditarily transferred from one generation to the other
  6. A fall or blow to the back can strain or tear tissues around spine, or even break a bone leading to back pain.
  7. Too much weight or overweight also is a cause of low back pain

Treatment for Low back pain :

Treatment in Ayurveda is to bring the vitiated 'dosha' back to the state of equilibrium and thereby to the state of health. For treating low back pain, internal as well as external treatments are done.

Treatment is planned according to severity, duration and nature of disease.

  • Internal medicines in the form of kashaya, vati, churna, ghrita, leha
  • Virechana – purgation to restore the vitiated dosha to the state of mormalcy
  • Vasti – enema- to detox the body
  • External therapies-
    Abhyanga-massage- to relax the muscles
    Kizhi- reduces pain and inflammation
    Pichu-reduces muscle tension and stiffness
    Navara kizhi- strengthen the muscles, tendons and prevents further degeneration of disc
    Lepa- reduces swelling
  • Yoga and physiotherapy- The source of the pain is most often due to pushing oneself beyond physical or emotional capacity. The spine needs stability and therefore, the mind must first be steady. So, the first step is to learn to relax the mind and focus on the specific areas of back pain. With practice, one can redirect the body's energy which helps to reduce the pain.

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