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Low Back Pain (LBP or Back Ache) is common disorder involving the Muscles, Nerves and Bone of the back region, include degenerative or traumatic changes to the discs and facets joints, which can  cause secondary pain in the muscles, and nerves, and referred pain to the bones, joints and extremities.

Back ache have sudden onset or can be chronic pain, constant pain or intermittent or stay in one place ( most common in Osteoarthritis, specific location like knee or any other local joint area) or radiate to other area’s ( Most common in Fibaromyalagia i.e most widespread pain), Can also be sharp , piercing or burning sensation. Pain may radiate in Legs or Feet and may include symptoms other than pain like Tingling, Weakness or Numbness. It can divide in two category such as Acute or Short Term Low Back Ache and Chronic Back Ache (Long Term)

Acute or Short Term low back ache generally lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Most acute back pain is mechanical in nature i.e the result of trauma to the lower back or a disorder such as arthritis. Pain from trauma may be caused by a sports injury, work around the house or in the garden, or a sudden occurrence such as a car accident or other stress on spinal bones and tissues.acute pain syndromes can become more serious if left untreated.

Chronic Back Ache means pain that persists for more than 3 months is considered chronic. It is often progressive and the cause can be difficult to determine.

Common Symptoms like …..

  • Muscle Ache
  • Shooting or Stabbing Pain
  • Pain that Radiate down your Legs( Usually found in Sciatica)
  • Limited Flexibility ( inability of rotation of joint)
  • Inability to stand up Straight (Due to lack of Calcium, zinc and phosphorus content  and Vit D or prickling of Bones)
  • Morning Stiffness( Most Common Symptom)

Differential Diagnosis and Diagnosis

Muscle or Ligament Strain, Bulging or Ruptured Disc, Spinal Degeneration, Osteoarthritis , Skeletal Irregularities, Osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia, Cerebral or Lumber Spondylitis or Spondylosis or Osteomyelitis (infection in the bones of the spine) and Sacroiliitis(inflammation in the sacroiliac joints)X-ray (images show the alignment of your bones and whether you have arthritis or broken bones.)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or Computerised Tomography Scan (CT Scan)

Bone Scan ( to detect Bone Tumours or Compression Fracture, in rare case)

Ayurvedic Concept with Management

In Ayurveda, this condition referred as ‘Kati-Shoola’ i.e Here ‘Kati’ means Low Back or Hip Region and Shoola means the pain which can be different in nature. Various names for this condition are mentioned in Classics of Ayuveda ( Science of Life or Knowledge of Life ) like Kati-Vata or Prishta Shoola or Kati Graha or Trika Shoola. Here Vata (Air Factor) is predominant dosha( A sanskrit language word used for three constitution or substance of Human Body) among three dosha, i.e VATA (Air) ,PITTA( Fire factor) and COUGH( Water factor). Among these three dosha, Vata Dosha causing these conditions  and are categorised under Vataj Nantmaja Vyadhi ( Vyadhi means disease, specifically Those disorder which occurrence due vitiation of this specific Vata Dosha

Note – VATA ,one among these three Dosha( constitution) is said to be superior most in all aspect for every properties and actions and health benifits but strongest in its ability to produce disease and worst mortality, In general, Accordingto Ayurveda, Vitiated Vata is reponsible for any type of Vedana or Shoola( Pain) in human body.

At Ayur Healthcare, the treatment for Back pain will be planned according to the presentation of the dosha predominance and underlying cause. Treatment may include Panchakarma therapies for Shodhana, internal medicines, external applications and advise on diet and life style modification.

In Ayur Healthcare, Qualified and Highly experienced Ayurvedic Practitioners (Possess B.A.M.S i.e Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicines & Surgery) Degree(5 & Half Year Course, Included with 1 Year Internship, Registered in AAA – Australian Association of Ayurveda and Indian Medical Council), team mainly focus on Abhyanga ( Medicated Oil Massage), Dhanyamaladhara ( traditional liquid massage therapy where lukewarm herbal liquid) or Also Called Deep Tissue Massage, Vasti or Kati Vasti ( A medicated Enema to expel out the unwanted toxins in Body, Mainly use in Rhematoid Arthritis cause as per ayurvedic theory , main causitive factor in Aam Vata (R. Arhtritis) is Apakwa Anna ( Indigested Food which turns in accumulated toxins and get associated with Vata Dosha and travel to the joint area in body with vitiated Vata and cause burning sensation with inflammation and painful sensation ) are done according to the severity and nature of back ache or the disease.Therapies may range between 3 – 6 weeks and can expect maximum recovery with in this period. Duration may vary further based on the underlying cause.

Back ache pain treatment purely based on Vata shamak( pacifier) oil application and vatashamak medication, although ayurveda believe root cause of every disease is individuals Aahar( type of food intake) and Vihara (Life style), so we also focus on individual Prikriti( Constitution), Mahanarayana Oil mixed with Ashwagandha(Withania somnifera) is imporatant useful oil for massage therapy.

Ayur Healthcare provide proper screening of patient, personalised herbal medication and therapies which make its path different in management of back pain.  Some of Herbal medicine preparation which is highly impactive in management of Back pain is as follows , Mahayograaj Guggulu, Vatagajankush Rasa, Lakshadi Guggulu, Dashmularishta, Triphala Guggulu, Punnarva Mandoor, and Kiashor Guggulu. etc (Take these medication only under Practitioner guidance)