About Lower Back Pain
Severe pain in the lower back can be quite debilitating to patients. Lower back ache is occurred by moving, lifting objects or twisting of the waist. Pain in the lower back restricts activity and reduces work capacity. It is a common disorder involving the muscles, nerves, and bones of the back. Pain can vary from a dull constant ache to a sudden sharp feeling. It is known to Ayurveda as Katigrahama or Prishtasula. The various causes are old age, lifting heavy weights, back injury, improper sitting posture, and slipped disk. The symptoms generally includes severe or aching pain in the lower back, dull or sharp shooting pain in back. Ayurvedic treatment for lower back pain is planned according to the severity, duration and nature of the disease. Most type of back pains responds well with Ayurveda treatment. Herbal oils are used for treatments, therapeutic massage, medicated kizhi etc helps to reduce pain and inflammation.