Back Pain


Back pain is one of the most common disorder today. It is a chronic condition characterized by a persistent dull or sharp pain over the lower back. It may be also associated with burning, stiffness, numbness or tingling with the pain shooting down the buttocks and the legs.

Survey indicates that 70 per cent of the people suffer from low back pain at some time in their lives. The highest rate of back pain occurs among the 25 to 64 year age group. The incidence of low back pain is greater among women.

Not all people will experience back pain. We all have suffered a back pain at some point, and usually we tend to just ignore it or rest for a while to help ease the pain.

For most people with low back pain is the initial symptom. This pain may last for a few days, and then improve. It is often followed by the eventual onset of leg pain, numbness, or weakness ultimately leads to Slipped Disc.

Causes of Back Pain

  1. Lack of exercise or a sedentary lifestyle
  2. Prolonged or frequent bending
  3. Poor posture or slouched sitting
  4. Sitting or standing for long hours
  5. Wrong/poor footwear & many more factors

Symptoms of Back Pain

  1. Persistent back ache which doesn't go away with rest
  2. Pain radiating to the legs / below the knee
  3. A recent injury, blow or trauma to your back
  4. Difficulty performing daily tasks
  5. Inflammation (swelling) on the back
  6. Persistent back pain - lying down or resting does not help
  7. Pain down the legs
  8. Pain reaches below the knees
  9. A recent injury, blow or trauma to your back
  10. Urinary incontinence - you pee unintentionally (even small amounts)
  11. Difficulty urinating - passing urine is hard
  12. Fecal incontinence - you lose your bowel control (you poo unintentionally)
  13. Numbness around the genitals
  14. Numbness around the anus

Therapies Are Commonly Used For Back Pain Relief?

  1. Abhyangam
  2. kati basti
  3. Pizhichil
  4. Sneha basti
  5. Kashaya basti
  6. Use of medicinal herbs
  7. Ayurvedic diets
  8. Upanaha or medicinal poultice
  9. Dhanyamla dhara or pouring of fermented medicated liquid
  10. Patra potli sweda
  11. Navara kizhi
  12. Marma chikitsa

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