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Low back ache or lumbago is a common presentation in middle to elderly age groups. It is denoted as KATISHOOLA in Ayurveda. KATI is the area pertaining to the lumbosacral spine. Pain in the low back, varying in intensity and frequency affects daily activities at different levels. The nature of pain may range from a dull ache to shooting pain, freezing you in a position making it difficult to move or stand up straight.
LBA can be classified into 3 based on the duration of pain:-
If the pain does not improve within 72 hours after symptomatic management, it needs further evaluation. Different musculoskeletal conditions and other systemic diseases can also have low back pain as a symptom which will need examination in detail.
Katishoola is a disease caused by the increase of Vata dosha in the body. Aggravation of vata dosha due to old age, faulty diet, and lifestyle result in triggering of an inflammatory process or amatwa in the body which in turn slows down metabolism, causes srotorodha or blockages in channels of circulation, and hinders tissue metabolism.This can affect bone health and lead to muscle stiffness resulting in pain.
The vitiated vata cause dryness of the shleshmaka kapha/synovial fluids resulting in friction of the joint surfaces leading to arthritic changes, movement restriction, and pain on movements.
Symptomatic management of acute low back pain is by application of oils/ medicines with muscle relaxing properties and pain relief. External and internal medicines are given.
Ayurveda management of back pain is determined after analyzing a variety of factors in the body like body constitution, nature of aggravated doshas, type of pain and location, the root cause of the condition, investigation support, and medical history. Ayurveda treatment focuses on correcting inflammation, removing obstructions, relieve muscle spasms and pain. Based on the underlying factors that lead to pain, panchakarma treatments like nasya, virechana, vasthi, and rakthamoksha are planned. Also, other para-surgical procedures like Agni karma and siravedha are also beneficial in cases of low back pain.
AyurVAID focuses on precision classical Ayurveda treatment protocols, following the fundamental principles of Ayurveda in addressing the root cause of diseases. After an in-depth assessment of the symptoms, detailed history taking, and understanding of the patient and the disease thoroughly on Ayurveda parameters, a definite treatment protocol is designed.
Treatment aims to achieve management of pain by breaking the pathogenesis of the disease, thereby correcting the root cause and arresting further progression. Our whole person-centric approach will help you regain your happiest and healthiest state of life. Our rehabilitation specialists will also give you advice on ergonomics, nutrition, and lifestyle changes to help you better manage your back pain. Patient centricity is at the core of the Ayurvaid approach.