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Monday, August 2, 2010

Yoga Treatment for Back Pain

Back pain is a problem that can affect men as well as women. However, in most cases, people neglect it at the initial stage and get severely affected later. Generally, people in the age group of 45 to 59 suffer from this problem. However, it can affect all people – irrespective of age. A hectic lifestyle or wrong posture is the major cause of back pain

  • Intense pain in lower back and buttocks.
  • Stiffness and problem in bending.
  • Nausea or immobility can take place in severe cases.
  • Researchers have also found that a slipped disc, in some of the cases, caused sciatica. If a person does not treat back pain then he might get digestive problems or sciatica.
  • In most of the cases, damage to the ligaments and back muscles cause the problem of back pain.
  • Sitting or standing in the wrong posture for a considerable period of time can be a cause for pain.
  • Obese people have a greater chance of facing this problem than people who are slim. Arthritis or any other diseases related to the spine can be a cause for this problem.
  • Scoliosis, which refers to irregular curvature of spine, is also a cause of back pain. If a person neglects back pain at the initial stage then it can lead to immobility.
  • Simple back bend Yogasanas, like subird, locust and cat postures can be practiced to get relief.
  • Hero pose practice can help in keeping the spine aligned.
  • Savasana or corpse pose releases tension and provides relief to paining back muscles. Sava in Sanskrit means dead body and this posture is known as relaxation posture.
  • Matsyasana or fish pose is also effective.
  • Chamomile tea is one of the best home remedies that offers relief from back pain. This tea produces a calming effect and helps in soothing the tense muscle tissues. Drinking one to three cups of this tea on a regular basis can be useful.
  • Epsom salt is also a popular home remedy for back pain. It helps in the reduction of swelling. One needs to add two cups of this salt in a full bath tub and soak for 20 minutes.
  • Rice can also be used for this treatment. Fill a thick and clean sock with a cup of uncooked rice. Then, the rice-filled sock needs to be placed for thirty seconds to one minute in the microwave at a medium to low temperature. A person can then check temperature and apply the sock to his back.
  • Ayurvedic treatment aims to restore dosha to equilibrium. To restore dosha and come back to a normal state, it is recommended that a person performs regular purgation.
  • Asthavargam, a herbal preparation, is internally administered.
  • Basti, Abhyanga and Panchakarma treatments of Ayurveda can help in the correction of abnormalities and backache relief.
  • Mahanarayana tailam, Triphala Guggul, Lakshadiguggul and Yogarajaguggul drugs can be useful to treat this condition.
A person can reduce the risk of back pain if he would follow certain simple healthcare tips. It is recommended to adopt a proper posture at the workplace. People can practice exercises like cycling and swimming to get relief from back pain. Yoga has also helped many people to get relief. Golf should be avoided if a person has back pain. A healthy lifestyle with some physical workouts is the best way to avoid back pain.
(All the information in this document is well researched but general. To know more about remedies of these diseases please contact our specialists)