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Low Back Pain - How Ayurveda Can Subdue It?

Low Back Pain - How Ayurveda Can Subdue It?

Ayurveda is an ancient healing technique that is very effective for today's lifestyle ailments. For many people, a low backache can be quite a pain. While strong pills and capsules may give you temporary relief they do not address the core issue and have a number of side effects. Ayurveda, on the other hand, addresses the trigger to backache and has no side effects. Intrigued; take a look at these ayurvedic techniques to cure low back pain.

Cut out on spices

We may think it unrelated, but low back pain is often accompanied by indigestion. Spinal cord nerves connect to back muscles and digestive organs. Hence, a small change in your diet can have a great impact on your health. Spicy food aggravates the digestive system and has a drying effect on the body. By cutting back on spices and oil, the digestive system can work better and there will be less stress on the nerves connecting the spinal cord and back muscles and thus lesser backaches.

Warm your body

According to ayurveda, back pains are caused by an increase in vata dosha or the amount of air and ether elements in the body. Warming the body can help lower these levels. Apply a heat pack to the back as a way of keeping the external body surface warm. Additionally, add warm food to your diet. This opens out any blockages in your digestive system and in turn reduces low back pain.

Padahastasana

Ayurveda is very closely linked to yoga. Padahastasana is a yoga asana which addresses lower back pain by opening up the digestive channels and allowing the vata dosha to flow easily through the body. To practice, this asana stand with your legs together and lift your arms straight above your head while inhaling. As you exhale, bend forward from the hips while keeping your back and legs straight. Try and touch your toes. Hold the position for as long as possible and come back to the starting position while inhaling.

Anuloma Viloma

Anuloma Viloma is a breathing exercise that balances the vata dosha. This is a technique that involves breathing from alternate nostrils. To begin, close the right nostril with your thumb and inhale through the left nostril. Close both nostrils and hold your breath for a few seconds. Then, release through the left nostril. Repeat this process, starting from the left nostril.

Bishop's weed seed tea

Tea made from the seeds of Bishop's weed is can provide instant pain relief from low back pains. This is suitable for men and women of all ages except those with heart problems.

The core principle of ayurveda is to listen to your body's messages. These techniques will help you become more tuned to your body's needs and keep you free from backaches.

Lower Back Pain - How To Combat It In Pregnancy?

Lower Back Pain  - How To Combat It In Pregnancy?

If you are experiencing lower back pain during pregnancy, you should know that it is a common complaint. The lower back pain may occur because of several factors associated with pregnancy. You gain weight, your center of gravity shifts and your hormones relax the ligaments present in your pelvic joints. There are several ways by which you can reduce your lower back pain during pregnancy. They are as follows:

  1. Practice good posture: As the baby grows inside you, your center of gravity changes in a forward direction. You may feel like falling forward and may lean back for prevention. This strains the lower back muscles and causes back pain during pregnancy. You need to maintain a good posture. Always stand tall and straight, hold your chest up high, and keep your shoulders back and relaxed. You should not lock your knees.
  2. Get proper gear: Get adequate gear for dealing with lower back pain during pregnancy. You must wear low heeled shoes having good arch support. Avoid wearing flat-heeled shoes and high heels, which will shift your balance more forward, thereby increasing the chances of falling. You can also opt for a maternity support belt. This additional support might be helpful for you.
  3. Lift properly: While you are lifting an object, you should squat down, lifting your legs and arms. Do not bend at your waist and lift with your back. Know your limits before lifting anything.
  4. Sleep on your side: Sleep on your sides keeping your knees bent, instead of your back during pregnancy. You may also use support pillows between your knees, under your abdomen and at your back.
  5. Hot and cold massage: Although this method is not effective for long term relief, massaging your lower back with a hot pad followed by an ice pack may be effective for temporary pain relief.
  6. Engage in regular physical activity: Regular physical activity helps you in keeping your back strong and also relieves pain during pregnancy. You should opt for mild exercises such as walking and water exercises. You should consult a physical therapist for showing you effective stretches and aerobic exercises which are beneficial.

You can try stretching your lower back, resting your hands and knees and keeping your head in line with your back. Pull your stomach in, rounding your back a bit, and hold the position for some seconds. Several other complementary therapies are also effective in curing lower back pain during pregnancy.

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Physical Therapy For Lower Back Pain - 10 Best Exercises For Relief!

Physical Therapy For Lower Back Pain - 10 Best Exercises For Relief!

When you have a sedentary lifestyle, there are several problems that you might suffer. One of the most common issues is a problem with the lower back, which can be excruciatingly painful. Thankfully, a few easy exercises can offer relief. When you do them consistently, these exercises can give you long-term relief from chronic lower back pain. Here are ten exercises your physical therapist might suggest you use. Make sure you follow their instructions these are just summaries.

1. Cat and cow pose -
Lie on all fours and keep your back straight. Then, bend your spine outward and upward toward the ceiling. Hold this pose till you feel a stretch in your neck, then bend your back inward and downward till you feel a stretch in your lower back. Repeat this around ten times.

2. Cobra stretch -
Lie in the prone position and keep your hands on either side of your chest. Keep your feet planted firmly on the floor and press into your hands as you push your upper body, from your chest to your head, upward. Hold this pose for a few seconds and then gently lower yourself.

3. Prone leg lifts -
This is similar to the cobra stretch, except that instead of lifting your upper body, you keep it planted firmly down. Keeping your legs stretched out and close together, raise them in one continuous motion as much as you can, hold the pose, and lower your legs back to the ground.

4. Bridges -
Bridges are extremely helpful if you want to strengthen your lower back. To perform a bridge correctly, lie down on your back and rest your outstretched arms by your side. Lift your hips off the floor, keeping your body from the head to the knees in a straight line. Hold and lower.

5. Leg stretches -
Lie on your back with your knees raised upward and your feet flat on the ground. Raise your right foot up, loop a band or a towel around it, and gently pull your foot toward your chest, keeping your right leg straight and unbent till you feel a stretch in your hamstrings.

6. Side twists -
This is a great stretch to perform when you're suffering from lower and side back aches. Lie on your back with your arms stretched out by your side. Bend your knees to one side while turning your body in the opposite direction. Repeat this wringing motion on the other side.

7. Bird-dog stretch -
This exercise focuses on stretching out the muscles connected to your lower back, thus relieving stress and pain. Lie on your fours, and lift your left leg, stretching it backward. Simultaneously, stretch your right arm forward in one straight line. Repeat on each side.

8. Toe-touches - 
Toe-touches are perfect for days when your lower back really needs a good stretch. Stand up straight with your arms stretched overhead, bend slightly backward till you feel a push in your lower back, and then bend forward and down to touch your toes. Repeat this slowly ten times.

9. Child's pose -
No other exercise opens up your lower back like the child's pose. It's easy to perform as well; all you need to do is kneel on a mat, sit on your heels, and bend forward with your arms extended before you. Rest your head on the floor and enjoy the relief that follows.

10. Hip stretches -
Don't be fooled by the name; hip stretches are as good for the lower back as they are for the hips. To stretch your hips, kneel on your left knee and place your right foot forward, with the right knee bent. Hold your left foot and gently pull it upward. Repeat on the other side.

Keep in mind that these stretches and exercises may offer temporary relief, but it's always advisable to get yourself medically evaluated for chronic back pain.

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I have cervical issues. 7 days back I had mild neck pain, I avoided that, which led to severe neck pain and then lower back pain started and its killing me so bad. please help asap I cannot resist this pain. I am taking too many pain killers.

I have cervical issues. 7 days back I had mild neck pain, I avoided that, which led to severe neck pain and then lowe...
hi sir, keep IFT machine in the Physiotherapy department, use cervical pillow, use soft collar, do isometric exercises of neck, avoid much bending activities of neck. for lower back: take rest properly, wear lumbar belt, avoid prolonged standing sitting, avoid bending activities of back, avoid sitting on the floor, avoid hard mattress.
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Hello my name is obed I have problem from my lower back and cracking followed by knee pain with cracking and headache. And I have take doxycycline, ibuprofen, ciprofloxacin, vitamin b1 thiamine and diclofenac but nothing is changing.

Hello my name is obed I have problem from my lower back and cracking followed by knee pain with cracking and headache...
At this young age, backache is usually postural or related to some compression pathology in your spinal canal. Please don't consume these antibiotics and analgesics without any specialist's advice. Also start properly guided exercises to increase your back muscles tone and strength. Stretch your hamstring muscles. Improve posture, don't bend forwards. Start regular walking. If you are obese, try working on weight reduction. Thanks.
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A 52 year old lady suffering lower back pain and all joints pain and inflammation, like wrist elbow feet shoulder etc. Her weight is 105 kg she has stomach inflammation as well, doctor giving only pain killer, can you tell me which test we need to do.

A 52 year old lady suffering lower back pain and all joints pain and inflammation, like wrist elbow feet shoulder etc...
Chiropractic mobilization will help. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Apply hot fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front.
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I am 58 years old and recently from past week I got weird back pain in lower region and in my left leg. Due to the pain I can not even stand straight and I as asked to get mri done along with xray. I got high blood pressure around 170bp! the reports are attached, kindly let me know the possible treatments please.

I am 58 years old and recently from past week I got weird back pain in lower region and in my left leg. Due to the pa...
it's due to lumbar disc lesions noted at the level of l3 l4 and l5 s1 , just get it treated thr rest, analgesics and physiotherapy along with medications to support the nerves would help
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I have disc herniation from last six months and I am not able to bent, now due to severe back spasm and unable to bent now due to severe back spasm. A doctor suggested me epidural injection for back spasms. Should I try that. I have tried physical therapy but in vain and medications but got no relief. What should I do?

I have disc herniation from last six months and I am not able to bent, now due to severe back spasm and unable to ben...
Chiropractic adjustment will help. Apply Hot Fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Chiropractic Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds,
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Hi Dr. My mom aged 46 years facing upper and lower back pain and knee pain from the past 3 to 4 months. Dr. suggested to use thiorex tablets. After taking that tablet pain was getting relive and the next day again mom use to get pain. Please give any permanent solution for this pain. Or suggest is there any other tablets to cure this pain?

Hi Dr. My mom aged 46 years facing upper and lower back pain and knee pain from the past 3 to 4 months. Dr. suggested...
Get x-rays done of her spine to rule out osteoporosis i.e weak bones. Also get a knee x-ray done. Do some blood investigation like serum calcium, serum phosphorus and alkaline phosphatase also do vitamin d3 levels get back to me with reports.
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Sir, I am suffering from lower back pain radiating up to leg on right side where thr has been done in 02/2003. It seems sciatica. I am diabetic since 1996 and went angioplasty twice in 05/2000 and 07/2015 with continuous medication. Pl advise us.

Sir, I am suffering from lower back pain radiating up to leg on right side where thr has been done in 02/2003. It see...
low back pain, you need to get advanced physiotherapy done along with suppliments for calcium and vitamin d 3 and vitamin b12 will help
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