As per Ayurveda that low back pain is a result of vitiation of one of the three principal ‘doshas’ alone or sometime in combinations. ‘Kateegraham’/’Prishtasoola’ or low back pain is an indication of Vata aggravation, impaired circulation, muscular weakness, degerative changes in the spine and bones etc.
Treatment in Ayurveda is to bring the vitiated ‘dosha’ back to the state of equilibrium and thereby to the state of health. For treating low back pain, internal as well as external treatments are done. Herbal preparations to strengthen the bone and muscles administered internally. Vasti karma is recommended to restore the vitiated ‘dosha’ to the state of normalcy.
Low back pain can result due to health problems like osteoporosis, scoliosis, and spinal stenosis. Sprain or strain of muscles or ligaments in the area can also manifest in low back pain. Other possible causes include fibromyalgia and beginning or malignant tumours. A fall or blow to the back can strain or tear tissues around the spine, or even break a bone leading to back pain. Lack of exercise or incorrect exercise can also lead to low back pain. Too much weight or overweight also is a cause of low back pain.
We have specialized treatment called Meruchikitsa for all these complaints. It is comprises of healing, rejuvenating and restorative therapies.They are very much helpful in relieving backache and correcting abnormalities.