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Am 62, Female. Besides ankles swelling since last 2-3 years, now from last 1 year am suffering with severe lower backache, more right side. Also right (front) thigh feels less sensitive to touch, like numb sensation. And when I get Backache aggravated simultaneously my right (front) thigh starts feeling very burning hot and painful. Am getting progressively obese even when eating very sensibly in portion, on regular times and all organic home cooked food, organic fruits and vegetables, organic grains, organic ghee and mustard oil used. What is ailing me?
My wife has been suffering from neck pain since the last 1 year. The mri scan shows a gap in the spine. Can this ailment be completely cured with medicines?
I am a 64 years old male and am having pain above and below both my knees, I am having this for last 3 to 4 years, but the peculiarity of this pain is it lasts for 2 to 3 months and than seizes off again it reappears and after few months it again seizes. I have not taken any medical treatment for this nor I had applied any pain reliving balm. Please suggest a remedy and also cause for this pain. The pain is only while squatting on the floor and rising up, otherwise there is no pain while walking, standing sitting on a chair or rising up from the chair.
My mom has keen pain for more than 20 years. She was in a sever pain. What should she do to reduce pain. She weight be 80 or more and what way she can reduce her weight.
Herniated disc, bulged disc, protruded intervertebral disc (PIVD) are the different names of one condition. This is a condition where- disc in between the two vertebral bodies starts peeping out on one side- anterior or posterior. These discs are just like the bags filled with liquid material, which work like shock-absorbent. There are several hard bony vertebrae in the vertebral column and there is plenty of movements with these vertebrae. When we look on one side to other side, we look upwards, downwards or we twist and even we bend forward or backward in each and every condition, there will be a movement in these bones, these discs decide the free movements of the spine. Along with this- when we walk or run there will be shocks and jerks to all these bones and these bags decide that there wont be any kind of jerks in between the bones. So, these discs are of multiple uses.
Our spine is inverted “S” shaped. There are two main curvatures in the spine which are free to move- Cervical and Lumbar curvatures. These curvatures of the spine are maintained due to the spaces in between the two vertebrae. Whenever there is a loss or change (specially reduction) of this space between two vertebrae- pressure will be exerted on the intervertebral discs. This uneven pressure on the disc causes- protrusion/bulge/herniation of the disc- this is the condition known as SLIPPED DISC, in layman language. Why does disc slip
Generally, slipped disc condition is diagnosed by its signs and symptoms. When slipped disc starts exerting pressure on the nerves surround the disc- the nerve will be excited which gives sensation of- Pain, Burning or Numbness in the related area of the nerve. This sensation can travel long far away to the areas, which are being supplied by the nerve and can be limited to a particular location in neck or back even. Sign & Symptoms of Slipped Disc.
Ayurveda about Slipped Disc
Where modern medical (Surgical) sciences believes that this is a problem of just bones and joints of the vertebral disc besides this Ayurveda takes a “Wholistic” (Complete and wholesome) approach towards this and tells that this is a problem at three levels-
- Mamsa Dhatu, Asthi Dhatu, Majja Dhatu!!
- These are different tissue levels according to Ayurveda- Mamsa is muscles, Asthi represents bones and the Majja denotes everything which is in between and in the bones.
- Mamsa (the muscles) starts stiffening due to the dryness – improper diet and imbalanced lifestyle and deteriorate the curvature of the spine- which leads to the deterioration of the intervertebral discs.
- Asthi (the bony tissue) is affected due to the muscles.
- Majja (the disc and the neural tissue- spine) is compressed due to the pressure and all effects.
So, we need to treat the condition, wisely and in a wholesome manner, rather just to removal of the protruded tissues (Laminotomy) and this is the basic reason- there are risks associated to the surgery of the spine and in almost more than 45% cases patients had to go for a second surgery to stay pain free. Why Surgery for spine doesn’t succeed. Secondly, this is a mechanical problem so medicines alone can give you temporary relief rather than the cure- So better you save your money and invest it on complete cure for the problem, rather than just taking the pain killers and medicines which were indicated in epilepsy to just reduce the signs and symptoms. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.
Mrng sir/mam My aunt is several frm the pain near the backbone. And the main thing is there is a timing of that pain. It happens after 11.30 am. Pls do rpy as soon as possible.
Pain in the lower back is very annoying and there are many non-surgical options available for treating this pain. Some of the options for treatment of the lumbar pain include intake of typical medications and these include acetaminophen, narcotic drugs, NSAIDs, muscle relaxants, oral steroids and anti-depressants. Before starting any treatment it is advisable to consult a spine specialist and set up a suitable treatment program depending on your medical history and specific condition.
Non-Surgical treatments for Lower back Pain
Surgery is definitely not the best option to treat lower back pain of the lumbar spine. The main purpose of providing treatment for managing pain of the lumbar spine is to provide relief from the pain. It is through improved posture and ergonomics that further injury to the spine can be prevented. It is with rehabilitation and physical therapy that daily activities can be carried out. The common non-surgical treatments that can be carried out include use of ice or heat on the area of pain. Application of a heating pad or cold pack relieves pain and for some alternating the hot and cold packs works much better.
Manual manipulation is a treatment done by an osteopathic doctor, qualified health professional or by a chiropractor. In this treatment pain in the lower back is reduced by reducing the pressure on the sensitive structures, by improving the blood flow, increasing the flexibility and by reducing the muscle tension.
It is very important to exercise regularly to reduce pain in the lower back. Physical therapy and exercise together work effectively well and mainly include low-impact aerobic exercises and strengthening. The other option is therapeutic massage, it is beneficial in improving the blood flow, decreases the stiffness of the body and even reduces muscle stiffness. There are epidural injections which are also used to deliver steroids. This reduces the inflammation in the affected area and provides relief.
Changes in the lifestyle of an individual are also beneficial in reducing lower back pain. The main lifestyle changes that must be incorporated include quitting smoking, improved posture and ergonomics, activity modifications and weight loss. In very few patients the condition of lower back pain is so severe that they cannot perform their daily activities and it is for them that surgery is a must.
Stay Away From Pain
Your back muscles and your stomach should be strong and in good shape. It is important that the right back exercises are performed every day for a few minutes to improve the abdominal and back muscles. Injury to the back can be prevented by exercises that stretch and strengthen the muscles. The best and simple preventative treatment for providing relief from back pain is definitely exercising regularly.
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