.....The Wellness Retreat
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.
Back pain is seen from a mechanical perspective such as :
Back pain is known as Kateegraham in ayurveda. It is assumed to arise out of vata dosha and imperfect digestion. Toxins in the body can also cause back pain.
Ayurveda addresses back pain in a different way. Patients may be given mahayograja guggul for treatment of spinal issues. If back pain causes weakness in arms and legs then patients should consume ekangveer rasa tablet along with mahayograj guggul for a week. Then they must massage their back with mahamashataila. Mahanarayan oil massage may be given to the patient for 10 days along with steam bath.
Those with back pain usually have vata dosha. If it gets cold their pain increases sosuch patients with vata dosha must stay warm and wear warm clothing in winter. They must also eat warm foods and avoid spicy foods as well as frozen foods.
If you have back pain then it will be beneficial for you to practice padahastasan yoga every day in the morning. This reduces vata dosha and eliminates constipation. After this practise anuloma-viloma for 10 minutes at least.
Those with back pain will find that preparing an infusion of ajwain with jeera and ginger and drinking it regularly will bring relief.
Natural remedies that one can try out include: