Nowadays, lower back pain is on the list of common disorders. Back pain, especially the lower back ache is a chronic condition where the patient suffers from a persistent mild or sharp pain in their back. Besides, the pain may accompany stiffness, burning, tingling and numbness. If you are looking for the best cure for this pain, Ayurveda is the answer. Let’s take a look at the causes and treatment methods of the lower back pain in Ayurveda.
Mostly, backache is the result of the poor posture. With balanced posture, you can reduce strain on your back, as the right posture will keep the bones, muscles and other parts of the body in the natural position.
When you maintain an abnormal sitting position for several hours, your spinal curve may get hurt or you may end up with pulled muscles. This can cause muscle contraction that can cause pain.
Other disorders that can trigger back pain include spinal stenosis, scoliosis, and osteoporosis. Besides, straining or spraining of the ligaments or muscles in your back can also cause the pain.
If the tissues around your spine suffer from a prolonged stress, or the tissues get damaged due to a hard blow, you may get pain in your back. A sedentary lifestyle is another most common cause.
The traditional treatment for the lower back pain involves the use of drugs and surgical operations. These treatments don’t work in all the cases because most people don’t have backache due to an injury. Instead, the pain is the response of the mind and body to an underlying condition.
According to Ayurveda, lower back pain occurs because of the vitiation of any of the 3 main doshas. The backache is an indicator of the weakness of bones/muscles and Vata aggravation.
In Ayurveda, the treatment of most diseases and conditions is to balance the three doshas. In Ayurveda hospitals, both internal and external treatments are used to help patients get rid of the backache. Herbal stuff, such as Asthavargam is given to the patients. Apart from this, daily purgation is also used to “fix” the vitiated doshas.
Abhyanga, which is an Ayurvedic Panchakarma way of treatment requires you to get an oil massage. Besides, Basti is really helpful for relief from the pain and fix abnormalities. If you want to use Ayurvedic herbal medicine, you can go for Mahanarayana tailam, Triphala Guggul, Lakshadiguggul and Yogarajagugul, just to name a few.
Yogasana for the Lower back pain
At times, the pain in the back occurs when you push yourself beyond your emotional or physical capacity. Your spine should be stable. For the stability of the spine, your mind should be steady.
You first step is to train your mind to relax, and then focus on the areas of the back that hurt. With a little bit of practice on a daily basis, you can easily redirect the energy of your mind to get relief from the pain.
As far as Yogasanas are concerned, you can try easy back-bends like Sunbird, Cat and Locust. You can also try Hero Pose to realign your spine.