Back Pain and its Holistic Management


Back pain is a common disorder involving muscles, nerves and bones of the back .It is encountered more frequently in Youngsters below 40 years of age and is more severe in older age group.it is found that up to 84% of adults experience low back pain at some point of time during their life. Approximately 2% to 8% of these individual will develop chronic disabling low back Pain.

The risk factors are heavy weight lifting, poor postures twisting movement’s road traffic accidents, obesity .In Ayurveda Low back pain can be considered under‘katishoola’in which the term ‘kati’ means lower back and ‘Shoola’ means pain

What Causes Back Pain?​

Symptoms of Back Pain

Back pain can range from a dull aching to a stabbing or shooting pain, numbness, decreased range of motion, more over the pain may radiate towards the leg or worsen with bending, lifting, standing twisting and walking.

In Sciatica, pain radiates from the lower (lumbar) spine to your buttock and down the back of the leg. People may also experience altered sensations such as burning or numbness. It may also feel like an electric shock.

When to see a doctor?

Most of the back pain gradually improves by self-care, usually within a few weeks. Must contact your doctor if your back pain