Ayurveda For Low Back Pain & Disk Problems

Back pain is a health concern that most of us may have to face at some point in time. Whether it’s due to a poor sleeping position or a careless sitting posture, back pain can crop up for a variety of reasons and might as well be aggravated when left unattended. Fortunately, with the right measures, back pain can be eased, managed, and even prevented at times. Ayurveda takes a holistic approach to back pain and focuses on treating it from the root.

There are several back pain (Ayurvedic) treatments that a person can consider while looking for solutions. Ayurdan Ayurveda offers most of those treatments to individuals seeking relief from back pain.

Lower Back Pain Symptoms and Diagnosis:

In this modern era and our fast-paced lifestyle, our posture, strained muscles, and inflammation of pelvic joints can cause back pain. This results in aggravated Vata. It can also lead to sciatica which is characterized by radiating pain from the lower back to the backside of either one or both legs.

Back Pain Treatment – Ayurveda: Prevention, Treatment

At Ayurdan Ayurveda, we offer a wide range of natural treatments for back pain. Using various herbal medicines, coupled with therapies such as Kati vasti, kaadidhara, local patrapotala sweda, etc eventually offers relief from back pain. Additionally, the administration of medicated enemas for eight, fifteen, or thirty days can also provide relief. You can also consider practicing mild yoga exercises.

  • Regular back stretching exercises: Exercising keeps us active, boosts our mobility, and helps our body organs remain healthy. By doing back stretching exercises regularly, you can ensure that your back is in good health.
  • Avoid sitting idly for long hours: Sitting in the same posture for long hours can give rise to various diseases and back pain is one of the most painful ill results. Even when you are at work, keep taking short breaks every thirty-forty minutes.
  • Avoid improper seating and lying posture: Amidst our fast-paced lifestyles, we often tend to overlook the importance of posture. So often we may find people sitting on a chair as if they didn’t have a backbone. Fortunately, that wasn’t true, but such seating postures are bound to disrupt the natural and optimal positioning and health of your back. So, avoid such postures.
  • Massage therapy: Several massage therapies ranging from self-massage to a medicated massage performed by professionals at the Ayurvedagram retreat can help you improve your back’s condition and also maintain it.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Back Pain

The Ayurvedic treatment for back pain is focused on many aspects like diet, lifestyle, and herbal remedies. Lifestyle change refers to a change in posture to maintain the natural curvature of the spine and herbal remedies focus on reducing the inflammation in soft tissues and relaxing the supporting musculature. Back pain treatment in Ayurveda involves the following:

  • Abhyanga (massage done with warm medicated oil) is an Ayurvedic treatment for back pain that provides relief from back pain by balancing the doshas. Kati Vasti is also another Ayurvedic method of treating lower back pain.
  • It is recommended to avoid refrigerated food and drinks and to consume only warm, sour, and salty foods to pacify vitiated Vata.
  • Agnikarma is also an Ayurvedic treatment for back pain and it is the use of thermal microcautery where an instrument known as Agnikarma Shalaka is used to heat specific areas to provide relief from pain. Practicing Pranayama can help balance Vata dosha. Anulom viloma or alternate nostril breathing can help balance Vata.