Back pain and spine related diseases are amongst the most common and prevalent ailment faced today. The modern sedentary lifestyle coupled with weight gain as well as incorrect movements, postures and excessive sitting are leading to the increased prevalence of these issues. It can also occur as a result of trauma injury and infections. Ailments of the back usually begin with a sharp pain or stiffness and if left untreated can evolve into more debilitating conditions.
Ayurveda employs a holistic approach to the treatment of back and spine problem that looks at the overall constitution of a patient’s body, his dosha’s as well as the root cause of the affliction whether induced by lifestyle or genetic predisposition. By and large most incidents of bac006B pains are due to the aggravation of “Vata” in the body as well as muscle and bone weakness triggered by lifestyle issues.
Most commonly recommended Ayurvedic remedy for almost all types of back pains and spinal problems is Kativasthi treatment. Kati Vasti is a traditional Ayurvedic treatment used to remedy lower back such as slip disc, spondylosis, spinal problems etc. The procedure involves preparing warm medicated oil and placing it over the affected area using a reservoir made of black gram dough and herbal paste. Kati Vasti, typically provides instant relief by increasing circulation and eliminating inflammation and tightness.
Additionally Panchakarma detoxification and therapies such as Dhanyamladhara,Avikizhi, upanaham,Podikkizhi, Elakkizhi ,Abhyanga and steam or swedana, pizhichil and vasti’s in conjugation with herbal medicines are highly effective in treating back and spiner related ailments. At Ayur Vaidya, our treatment plans are tailored to the unique condition of the patient including the severity and nature of the disease. Ayurvedic treatment therapies may range between 3 – 4 weeks depending on individual cases. Ayurvedic treatments are also highly recommended as a preventive measure for back ailments that help by arresting degeneration of the cartilage, bones and nerves.
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