Lower back pain
Lower back pain from the point of view of Ayurveda
Lower back pain in females can stem from a woman’s reproductive anatomy or her spinal anatomy.
There are different causes of lower back pain, including the conditions listed below:
Premenstrual syndrome is a condition many women get before their periods. Its physical symptoms include lower back pain, headache, fatigue, and bloating. Sometimes it also includes emotional and behavioral symptoms, such as mood swings, food cravings, anxiety, trouble concentrating.
Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue that lines the uterus, known as endometrial tissue, grows outside the uterus.
Back pain is common during pregnancy. It happens as the center of the body's gravity shifts, a woman gains weight, and her ligaments relax to prepare for birth.
Menopause and hormonal Issues.
How Ayurvedic doctors treat lower back pain
The treatment for back pain in Ayurveda is planned according to the presentation of the dosha predominance and underlying cause.
Ayurvedic treatment of lower back pain may include Panchakarma therapies with special focus on Vasti (enema) combined with the other therapies like:
Podikkizhi (Choorna pinda sweda)
Elakkizhi (Patrapotala sweda)
Abhyanga (medicated oil massage) for Shodhana)
diet and lifestyle changes
Vata dosha is made of ether and air, and this is the dosha most commonly involved with lower back pain. One of the primary qualities of Vata dosha is that it is “cold” — Ayurveda recommends heating the body with different methods like massage, steam baths, herbal supplements such as black pepper and ginger.
According to Ayurveda, extremely hot spices, such as red and green chilies have a drying effect on the body, which is another one of the fundamental qualities of Vata dosha. Avoid increasing Vata with drying substances — this can lead to lower back pain and constipation.
Herbal medicines are very effective in all these cases, relieving the patient of back pain and other symptoms.
Each case and treatment methods are individual. The necessary procedures are determined by our Ayurvedic doctor during an online consultation.
Ayurvedic tips to manage lower back pain
- Apply a heating pad on your back
- A warm bath can improve circulation and reduce muscle pain and stiffness
- Staying physically active can improve your circulation and ease tense muscles
- Place a pillow between your knees if you sleep on your side, it helps ease back pain and discomfort
- Maintain a good posture while sitting and walking
- Practice Yoga
- Drink ginger tea
- Avoid the cold
- Practice Pranayama as it is very helpful
Check the Ayurvedic treatment for other gynae diseases:
Infertility, Frigidity, Leucorrhoea, Menopause, Dysmenorrhoea, Amenorrhoea , Cyst formation in Ovaries, Uterine fibroids ( polyps) , Vaginitis, Cervix and uterus infections, Uterine prolapse, Breast pain and lumps, Vaginal itching, Vaginal discharge, Hormonal disbalance, Oligomenorrhoea , Acidity in pregnancy, Breastfeeding problems, Endometriosis, Pregnancy toxicosis, Miscarriage, Mastitis
Lower back pain.