Chronic “Lower Back Pain” is a primary health concern all over the world today. Not only is it a menace to public health, but it is also a threat for the economic security of an individual. It affects the sufferer’s quality of life extensively and leads to increases in treatment expenses and other troubles.
Comprehensive reviews and epidemiological reports have pegged the prevalence of low backache to be between 12% and 33%. It is increasingly being seen in people aged in their 20s and 30s, especially because of the changing work environments and the economic development of society.
Affects the sufferer’s quality of life extensively and leads to increases in treatment expenses and other troubles.
According to Ayurveda, lower back pain occurs due to the reasons given below:
- Being overweight
- Improper exercise or lack of exercise
- Compression of the spine or nerve roots by spinal tumors
- Infection in the spinal cord or nerves
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Incorrect posture
- Either overuse or underuse of the back muscles
The Ayurvedic practitioner is required to identify the dosha that is causing the pain. Since vata dosha is involved in all types of low back pain, generally, ayurevdic medicated oils and ayurvedic therapies are used to treat the back pain.
For treatment of pitta or inflammation, the oil is mixed with cooling herbs. For treatment of kapha or congestion, the oil is mixed with heating herbs. For better understanding, take an appointment from Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.