Acute back pain, also called acute lumbago is a painful but usually harmless condition. Many people suffering from back pain will quickly get better within a few days, but if the condition persists beyond this one should seek out a chiropractor for evaluation and advice. Acute back pain is common due to lifting, twisting, falling or after car accidents.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF BACK PAIN?
THE CAUSES OF ACUTE BACK PAIN ARE MANY AND COMPLEX. SOME COMMON SYMPTOMS OF ACUTE BACK PAIN ARE -
Your back locks up suddenly and becomes very painful.
Increase in stiffness in the back before the pain came.
The pain often sits at a particular point in the back.
The back feels like it fails to support.
Pain felt in the hips, buttocks and legs.
For many it will be worse in the morning and while sitting
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF BACK PAIN?
SOME OF THE CAUSES OF ACUTE BACK PAIN CAN BE -
Increased tension in the back muscles over time at a stressful period of life.
Activities with repeated failure, strain and unilateral use
Suddenly overload or distortion
Low physical activity
Trauma as a fall, stroke or after accident
Wear and tear / degenerative changes in the back
HOW CAN AYURVEDA HELP IN CASE OF BACK PAIN?
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine that makes use of herbs existing in the nature and formulates herbal remedies using the inherent power present in these herbs. We in Ayurveda believe that herbal remedies bring to you the richness of the herbs in a natural, unadulterated form. These combinations help improve immunity and provide strength, endurance and will. Ayurveda uses the inherent power of natural herbs to bring about wonderful results on the human body. The herbs are natural and 100% safe. Ayurveda helps to strengthen the body and muscles.
WITHANIA SOMNIFERA (ASHWAGANDHA)
The ancient Ayurvedic herb Ashwagandha is a multiple benefit herb. It was beneficial effects over the complete human body in a natural way. Ashwagandha helps in cases impotency, stress, constipation, rheumatism and many more chronic ailments. A look at these disorders tells us that they are all related to our life style. The increase in stress and manifold decrease in a healthy diet and lifestyle leads to stress induced disorders including many neurological disorders. People usually complain of stress, fatigue, memory and bodily weakness. Most of us face issues of low stamina and endurance power.
Ashwagandha herb plays a vital role in such cases. It is a great antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to promote overall well-being of the body and nourishes it with strength and immunity. Apart from these, the herbal product has potential powers to nourish the brain to make the functioning of the brain quicker and sharper. It has dynamic results on the male sexual system as it facilitates quicker and longer lasting erections. Ashwagandha herb is an indispensable part of many of our formulations owing to its benefits. You will find it in Aamvatantak churna.
DRY GINGER (SONTH)
It is also known as Dry ginger. A wonderful anti-inflammatory agent used by Ayurvedic physicians worldwide. It is used for pain and inflammations. It relieves from cervical spondylitis. Osteoarthritic pains relieved by regular use. It is used in Joint aid capsules, Yograj Guggul, and Aamvatantak churna.bones, making them strong even to withstand any external pressures. The herbs in Ayurveda for bone and arthritic diseases help complete the body deficiency in a natural, herbal way.
HERBS IN AYURVEDA THAT HELP IN CASE OF BACK PAIN
EMBLICA OFFICINALIS (AMALAKI)
The herb is known for its rejuvenating properties. It is a natural antioxidant that removes free radicals from the body and helps in regeneration of cells. Amla helps in increasing the body vitality and strengthening immunity. It helps in developing healthy, glowing skin and preventing premature aging. Anemia and blood related disorders are helped in a natural way. It helps in maintaining proper functioning of the liver. It aids digestion by soothing hyperacidity. This wonderful herb helps in improving immunity and boosting metabolism. The herb helps gain youthful skin and beauty. Amla has aphrodisiac, antipyretic, cardio-tonic, anti-diabetic, cerebral and gastrointestinal properties. It prevents premature greying of hair, hair loss and promotes hair and nail growth. It enhances eye sight, keeps the mouth clean, and nourishes bones and teeth. It helps to keep the intestine clean and also controls blood sugar. Amla is used to prepare Yograj Guggul.
TERMINALIA CHEBULA (HARITAKI)
Haritaki is an important constituent of Triphala that has wonderful health benefits. It acts well in gastrointestinal ailments, in cases of spleenomegaly, hepatomegaly, tumors, ascites, and anemias. Its powder, when mixed with honey and ghee, is an effective remedy for anemia. The herb improves memory and is salutary in dysuria and urinary stones. Haritaki helps in improving appetite and helps in the digestion. In anemia of any origin, Haritaki herb is highly beneficial. It helps anemia due to haemoglobin deficiency, anemia due to red blood cell deficiency, and anemias of abnormal form origin. Haritaki is used in Yograj Guggul.
CURCUMA LONGA (CURCUMIN)
Owing to its rich medicinal properties, Curcumin is a widely used herb in case of cancer. Many malignant cancers have found their management in Curcumin. Anti-oxidants present in the herb reduce the free- radicals from the body thereby improving the health and immunity. Curcumin herb has rich anti-diabetic properties that make it a wonderful herb to use for diabetic patients. It is a famous Chinese medicine to relieve digestive and liver related diseases. Its anti- inflammatory properties make it a strong herb for various allergies, infections and inflammations. The herb has the power to fight against toxins and infections owing to its rich anti-biotic properties. It is used in many cosmetics due to its beneficial actions on the skin. We use Curcuma longa to prepare Curcumin capsules.