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Back problems healing by Ayurveda


Person physical strength and health of the body is very important to do day to day activities.
Specially back bone, they are like foundation for the construction of the house .
In the same way if back bone health status is good , then basic activities like standing, sitting, walking will be normal.
So it's very important to take care of back bone.Back pain can result from different injuries, osteoarthritis, or deseases or an injury to the muscles, tendons.

What are common back problems?

 Back pain : Back is the shooting pain in the muscles, burning or stabbing sensation. Pain also may radiate to leg.

 Slipped disc:Slipped disc is  when the outer ring that is the soft cushion of tissue between the bones in spine slip or pushes out.
This happens with age.Its painful if it presses on nerves.

 What are the causes of backache?

  • Poor posture always plays important role for all age groups.
  • Strain or injury to muscle, ligaments due to lifting heavy weight or falling.
  •  Structural causes like
  • Ruptured disc 
  • Bulging disc
  • Osteoarthritis
  •  Underlying medical conditions like kidney stones, spine cancer, infections.
  • During pregnancy

 What are symptoms?

  • low back pain
  •  increasing pain with lifting and bending.
  • pain increases when sitting, standing or resting.
  •  also sometimes pain radiates to neck
  •  stiffness in the morning
  • pain radiates away from back to hip and then leg with burning sensation.

So symptoms varies on causes from person to person.
 Ayurveda refers this condition as Kati shoola or kateegraham.
Kati means lower back , shoola means pain .
Caused due to aggregation of vata.

How Backache is treated in Ayurveda?

Ayurveda treatment is planned according to dosha involvement
Shodana(panchakarma) and shamana treatment.
Panchakarma treatment gives very positive results in back ache.

 Abhyanga followed by swedana.
 sneha basti
 kashaya basti
  Kati basti
   This panchakarma procedure is staanika basti, a circular ring in formed on the back with dough, then medicated  Luke warm oil or taila is slowly poured inside the ring. Allowed to remain for 10-20 minutes, then removed .
This procedure is performed for 5 to 7 days depends upon the severity of pain and cause.
Patra pinda sweda
   Medicinal properties rich  herbal leaves are filled inside the cotton cloth pottali(bag), it is cooked in medicated oil, using this pottali gentle massage is given in lower back to reduce pain and aggregated vata.
  Shashtika shaali pinda sweda
This procedure is done by making pottali with boiled Shashtika shaali cooking in medicated oil and gentle massage given on back. 
This procedure gives muscular strength, heals strain on muscles and ligaments.


 What is the diet to be followed to reduce aggrevated vata in back ache?

  •  Always go for fresh fruits and vegetables
  •  nuts
  • intake of fibrous food to prevent and treat constipation
  • Avoid sugar , salt, tea coffee
  •  maintain weight

 Important Ayurvedic herbs for backache

  • Nirgundi    Nirgundi or vitex negundo has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant property. so it is effective in backache
  •  Guggulu Guggulu or commiphora mukul  treats arthritis, anti-inflammatory conditions.
  • shallaki  Shallaki or boswellia serrata also acts as anti-inflammatory and has anti arthritis action
  • Ginger Ginger reduces pain,Improves Agni (digestive fire), improves digestion, anti-inflammatory properties.

 Home remedies for backache:

  • Drinking warm milk with 1/4tsp of turmeric home made powder once in a day good for bone and muscle strength in back pain .
  • Gentle massage with mustard oil boiled with garlic.
  • Alternate hot and cold pack for 10 min daily 
  • proper rest

Yoga for backache:

 

  •  Bhujangaasana
  •  Ardhamatsendraasana
  •   Trikonasana
  •  Tadaasana

 So it is important to take care of back bones. As everyones daily activities based on the healthy status of backbones.
Ayurveda heals the pain with panchakarma treatment and 
medication .