Ever felt a sharp or mild persistent pain in your back? If yes, don’t ignore it.
You could be at the risk of chronic back pain.Back pain can affect everyone- from adolescents to elders. If not treated well, back pain can affect your personal and professional life.
The Dangers of Back Pain
Here’s a significant data that you should look at:
Back pain accounts for more than 264 million lost work days per year! So it is not just a small affair. Lower back pain is very common in India nowadays.
Did you know?
Lower back pain is now considered to be the most common cause of disability across the globe. Isn’t it frightening?
So don’t put your life at stake. Why does back pain continue to stubbornly annoy many patients despite taking years of treatment?Simply because it is not being treated in the right way. There are many misconceptions related to the treatment of lower back pain.
Changing medicines and popping in pain killers may give you temporary relief from back pain, but it won’t be able to cure you completely. The pain can resurface anytime and you may land in deep trouble once again.
According to a 2017 survey, 73% of patients with spine problems have lower back complaints. The survey also revealed that 45 % of the patients waited for at least seven weeks before seeking treatment, which significantly made their condition worse. So, timely diagnosis and proper treatment are crucial.
So here comes the most important question: Is back pain completely curable?
The answer is YES! Ayurveda can help you recover completely from back pain. It has a number of effective treatment methods for backache. But before that, you should have an idea about the reasons behind your back pain.
What causes back pain?
Your back is quite complex! The back of human beings is a complicated structure of bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, veins, arteries, etc. Minor damage to any of these could possibly give you severe back pain. Apart from common posture-related problems, there are certain diseases that cause back pain such as spinal stenosis, scoliosis, and osteoporosis.
Injuries from wear and tear of the bones, spinal cord nerves, abdominal and pelvic internal organs, the skin around the lumbar area can give you back pain. Other causes of back pain include arthritis, hormonal factors, stress and anxiety, accidents and sedentary lifestyle.
Types of pain and symptoms
A general classification of pain can be summarized as follows:
i) Axial pain
It is a mechanical pain that results from muscle strains. The pain gets worse with activities surrounding muscles.
Symptoms: Sharp or dull pain in the back. The pain gets worse with movement. You may not able to move the muscles of the affected area.
ii) Radicular pain
This kind of back pain follows the path of the nerve into arms or legs. It’s also called sciatica since the pain radiates and follows sciatic nerves to one or both legs from the back.
Symptoms: Numbness and sciatica, the pain that radiates and follows sciatic nerves to one or both legs from the back. In some cases, the symptoms include weakened muscles and tingling. It is caused by damage or inflammation to the spinal nerve root that happens due to conditions like herniated disc, peridural fibrosis, and foraminal stenosis.
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Nearly 10 million cases of radicular back pain cases are reported in India annually.Sounds alarming, right?Effective treatment for sciatica is available at our hospital. Click here to book an appointment.
iii) Referred Pain
This kind of back pain is dull and achy and its intensity may vary. Usually, the pain is felt in the area, which is located at some distance from its cause. That is, a problem in one place of the body causes pain in another place. For example, hips and posterior thighs may have referred pain due to lower back degenerative disc disease.
Symptoms: The major symptoms are the pain that varies in intensity over a short period and weight loss.
Treatment in Ayurveda
You might be wondering: How can Ayurveda help treat back pain?
Back pain can be effectively treated in Ayurveda. Basically, ayurvedic treatment strives to balance the three doshas – Vata ( qualities reflecting elements of space and air), Pitta (qualities reflecting fire and water) and Kapha (qualities reflecting elements of water and earth).
The doshas are dynamic energies that change according to actions, thoughts, diet, seasons and other sensory inputs. According to Ayurveda, the vitiation of any of these three doshas can cause back pain. Ayurvedic treatment involves both internal and external methods to cure back pain.
At Sree Subramania Ayurvedic Nursing Home, we provide tailor-made treatment for all kinds of back pain, including lower back pain.
There are some treatment methods that work like a charm for patients suffering from mild to chronic, severe back pain. The exact reason for your pain can be identified through differential diagnosis.
Once the problem is diagnosed, traditional ayurvedic medicines, prepared in-house, will be administered to the patient for symptomatic relief.
Here are some of the most popular and effective treatments we have for back pain.
This kind of treatment is most effective for disc bulges and chronic back pain. It involves applying heat to specific portions of the body along with some herbal oils.
It helps relieve pain, tension, and swelling. Kativasthi can effectively be carried to treat acute back pain, prolapsed disc, sciatica, lumbar spondylitis, and osteoporosis.
Yogasana is a traditional way of treatment that allows you to focus on your energy and heal your pain by setting your mind free. You might be wondering how it helps cure back pain, right?
In Yogasana, the preliminary step towards healing your pain is taking control of your mind. Because to relieve your pain, you must be mentally stable. Meditation is the key to keeping your mind stable. When you’re stable, your mind encourages the body to deploy defenses against back pain. Yoigasana mainly involves many soothing poses that ease your back pain.
A special medicated ayurvedic preparation, which alleviates muscle pain and stimulates nerve activity for proper blood circulation. Dhanyalam acts as an anti-inflammatory antioxidant and immune stimulant.
Rativasti with Dhanyamlam
This treatment involves pooling Dhanyamlam at a specific temperature for a specific time.
Choornavasti with Dhanyamlam
Enema using Dhanyamlam helps in detoxifying the body and it eases back pain.
How we cured an accident victim?
Back pain from accidents could be grave and life-threatening. Ananya, 23, a young architect met with an accident in 2017. As a result, she suffered severe back pain, which didn’t even allow her to walk or move properly.Even after leaving the hospital, her back pain didn’t subside. Her muscles were weak and she felt dizzy too often. She came to us as her last resort to heal the pain. Our treatment made her completely recover from back pain within just twenty-eight days,
Want to know how we did it? Read more about Ananya’s experience here.
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