Ayurvedic treatment for Back Pain is one of the most common reason people visit Ayurvedic clinic. As per a survey, nearly 90% of people in the world suffer from Back Pain at some point in their life. Chronic lower Back Pain is a debilitating condition; it affects your personal, social as well as professional life. People who suffer from chronic low Back Pain tend to have a poor quality of life and, as Back Pain can restrict simple routine activities such as walking, driving or even sitting. Ayurveda offers some effective back Pain Management therapies. These therapies mainly include massage of cervical or lumbar region with Ayurvedic oils. Let’s understand what causes Back Pain, how can you manage it with natural therapies and the benefits of Ayurvedic treatment for Back Pain.
What Are The Common Causes Of Lower Back Pain?
Experts suggest that Back Pain can be caused due to biological as well as lifestyle factors. Increasing age, conditions that affect spine such as Arthritis, spondolysis, osteoArthritis, etc. can cause Back Pain. In rare cases a tumour in the spinal cord can also be the cause of chronic lower Back Pain. Although biological factors are responsible for lower Back Pain, lifestyle factors such as too much sitting, smoking, overweight, wrong posture, etc. can also contribute to low Back Pain.
How Do Ayurvedic Doctors Do The Diagnosis Of Back Pain?
Back pain is mainly diagnosed based on its symptoms and through physical examination. However, since Ayurveda follows holistic therapeutic approach, you need to undergo nadee pareeksha, a special Ayurvedic diagnosis examination. This diagnostic procedure examines several important physiological functions. The nadee pareeksha also gives a brief overview of your overall lifestyle.
In some cases the doctor may also need an X-ray or MRI scan. This is mainly when the cause of low Back Pain in biological.
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Which Ayurvedic Therapies Are Commonly Used For Back Pain Relief?
At Cauvery Ayurveda Gramam we offer following therapies for pain relief
Abhyangam : A full body massage (Head to Toe) done with Ayurvedic oils. It relieves pains and aches in the joints by lubricating the same, improves blood circulation and channelizes nerve ending.
Kati Basti : In Kati Basti specially prepared warm herbal oil is poured over the lower back and retained inside a well created using black gram paste or whole wheat flour. It is helpful in lower back conditions like lumbar Spondylosis, inter-vertebral disc prolepses, lumbago (low back ache), and sciatica.
Pizhichil : Pizhichil is the squeezing of warm medicated oil onto the body of the patient from a piece of cloth that is periodically soaked in a vessel containing the medicated oil. Pizhichil literally means squeezing. It helps improve muscle tone and strengthen them thereby providing the much needed support.
Kizhi : Kizhi uses powders, herbs, rice, sand tied in a muslin cloth to make small satchels. These powders, herbs, rice or sand sacks are then heated and lightly pounded over the body or specific parts of the body as needed. This massage provides dry heat for aggravated Vata and vata kapha conditions. The heat generated in Kizhi helps to pacify the aggravated vata thus relieving the associated pain immediately
Sneha Basti : Sneha Basti involves enema using medicated oil. It is used to treat lower backache, gout and rheumatism.
Kashaya Basti : Kashaya Basti involves enema using medicated decoction. It is used to treat lower backache, gout and rheumatism.
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