Lower back ache and Joint pains
Low Back Pain
Low back pain usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. It is a common complaint. Nowadays most people suffer low back pain at least once. Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work.
Men and women are equally affected. It occurs most often between ages 30 and 50, due in part to the aging process but also as a result of sedentary life styles with too little (sometimes punctuated by too much) exercise. The risk of low back pain will increases with age.
Back pain may have a sudden onset or can be a chronic pain; it can be constant or intermittent, stay in one place or radiate to other areas. . The pain may radiate into the legs or feet, and may include symptoms other than pain. These symptoms may include tingling, weakness or numbness.
Acute low back pain normally lasts from a few days or few weeks. Most acute back pain is caused by a sports injury, work round the house or within the garden, or a sudden jolt like a car accident or other stress on spinal bones and tissues. Symptoms may range from muscle ache to shooting or stabbing pain, limited flexibility and/or range of motion, or an inability to stand straight. Sometimes acute pain can become serious if left untreated.
Chronic back pain is measured by duration — pain that persists for quite 3 months is taken into account chronic. It is often progressive and the cause can be difficult to determine.
In Ayurveda this condition is called ‘Kati shoola’. Kati refers to ‘low back’ (hip) and shoola refers ‘pain’. Vata is the predominant dosha causing these conditions and are categorized under Vataja nantmaja vyadhis.
Diseases related to Vata are innumerable and presentation of it is in the whole body. Even though a large number of symptoms suggest the abnormality of Vata, the cardinal symptom of vitiation of this dosha is ‘pain’ which is known as Shoola in Ayurveda. This pain is universally understood as a marker of the disease and it is the most common symptom that makes a person to seek the physician’s advice.
At Apthasree, the treatment for Back pain or Kati shoola will be planned according to the condition of the patients such as dosha predominance and underlying cause. Treatment may include internal medicines, Panchakarma therapies, external applications, yoga, exercises, and advise on diet and life style modification. Therapies varied according to the severity and nature of the disease. Duration of the treatment may vary further based on the underlying cause.
Joint pain is one of the most interfering factors in one’s life. Shoulders, hips, elbows, and knees are the major joints in the body. Pain in this area could be discomfort, soreness, or just aches. It could also be due to an injury or illness.
Aches in the joints are usual complaints and do not necessitate a visit to the doctor. This prompts individuals to take care of themselves at home more often without understanding the actual reason behind the pain. Various conditions can lead to painful aches in the joints. This includes arthritis, gout, osteoarthritis, etc. apart from sprains and strains. The most common complaint is the knee pain. This is followed by hip and shoulder pain. Joint pain can be anything from your feet and ankles to your hands and shoulders. Age tends to increase these aches and pains.
Joint pain ranges from mild irritation to highly painful. It could go away after a few weeks if it is an acute issue. Chronic pain lasts for several weeks, sometimes lasting longer than three months. Short term or long, this pain can affect the quality of life. Whatever be the cause or severity of the issue, it can be handled by ayurveda with therapy, medication, and/or alternative treatments. Timely therapy & treatment with Ayurveda is very important to get long-term relief and effective result in joint disorders.
Apthasree offers effective and natural treatment alternatives for Joint Pain. It includes Panchakarma therapies, Internal medications, exercises etc. according to the prakrithi of the person.