Back Pain Treatments

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Pain while walking, sitting, driving ?
Restricted movements ?
Numbness while long duration standing or sitting ?

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  • Pain is managed really well with therapies and medicines
  • Stiffness reduction promotes mobility
  • Back strengthening therapies for pain and stiffness
  • Coupled with integrated services for toning of muscle
  • Proper follow-up advise for long lasting results

How Nagarjuna Can Help You!

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Back and Neck Pain

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Spine related issues definitely cripple a person. The Spine is the main foundation on which the whole body stands. What we mostly come across are spine issues due to a sedentary lifestyle.

We have muscles inserted between each vertebra. These muscles when toned act as shock absorbers. They keep the spine in place and thereby help the spine stay erect. Good or bad, man is the only erect animal in this world and we have to take the advantages and disadvantages of it. We haven’t heard of any other animal suffering from disc prolapse or hernia. Gravity pulls everything down and obviously, the spine is also pulled down. But strong and toned soft tissues keep it in place and prevent it from prolapsing. Any injury or jerk will lead to the prolapse of the spine. An extended abdomen will also bend the spine forwards.

Disc prolapse at different levels, cervical or lumbar (most common) can also be handled by surgery if it is due to some injury. But otherwise the prolapse would have happened due to poor lifestyle. Surgery is not an option. If strengthening of the soft tissues is not done, the next joint will prolapse.

Our treatment focuses on strengthening and toning the muscles and soft tissues. Proper follow-up and mild to moderate life style changes is definitely the right way of handling spine issues.

Cervical Spondylosis

The degeneration of the spine behind the neck is cervical spondylosis. It can start only due to some mild injury or strain. This could be a direct hit or fall injury or a continuous strain like injury due to wrong position. Very rarely due to deficiencies. The main symptoms are stiffness, numbness and local pain. These are due to pressure on the underlying nerves and the symptoms subside by rest. In progressed conditions the symptoms don’t subside by rest and the pain may radiate to the arms. An MRI will show the degeneration and the extent of damage.

Our main approach is to strengthen the muscles inserted between the vertebrae. Along with this, the soft tissues are also toned which will help keep the spine in position. This relieves the pressure on the nerve. Proper follow-up and moderate change in lifestyle accompanied with regular exercises will help one recover faster.This could take a minimum of 14 days to 28 days depending upon the response to the treatment.

Cervical Spondylosis

The degeneration of the spine behind the neck is cervical spondylosis. It can start only due to some mild injury or strain. This could be a direct hit or fall injury or a continuous strain like injury due to wrong position. Very rarely due to deficiencies. The main symptoms are stiffness, numbness and local pain. These are due to pressure on the underlying nerves and the symptoms subside by rest. In progressed conditions the symptoms don’t subside by rest and the pain may radiate to the arms. An MRI will show the degeneration and the extent of damage.

Our main approach is to strengthen the muscles inserted between the vertebrae. Along with this, the soft tissues are also toned which will help keep the spine in position. This relieves the pressure on the nerve. Proper follow-up and moderate change in lifestyle accompanied with regular exercises will help one recover faster.This could take a minimum of 14 days to 28 days depending upon the response to the treatment.

Lumbar Spondylosis

The degeneration in the spine at the lower part of the back is Lumbar Spondylosis. This usually happens due to constant strain on the back due to bad posture, regular long distance two-wheeler riding, over sized waist etc. These increase the intra vertebral pressure in the lumbar area thereby reducing the space between the vertebrae causing pressure on the nerve. Presented with pain and numbness. In chronic cases pain starts radiating to the legs. An MRI will show the degeneration and extent of damage.

Our main approach is to strengthen the muscles inserted between the vertebrae. Along with this, the soft tissues are also toned which will help keep the spine in position. This relieves the pressure on the nerve. Proper follow-up and moderate change in lifestyle accompanied with regular exercises will help one recover faster.This could take a minimum of 14 days to 28 days depending upon the response to the treatment.

Ankylosingspondylosis

This is an auto immune condition where especially the bony part of the spine start becoming stiff and brittle. Pain ususally starts from the side of the lower back (sacro-iliac joint) and then spreads to other parts. When affected the spine starts becoming brittle and easy for to break. It is also associated with stiffness and in advanced conditions it gives a bamboo appearance. Hereditary could be one major pre disposing factor.

This is managed differently as inflammation could be high. So we do treatments to initially reduce the inflammation and then attend to the degeneration. Strengthening of the muscles and toning of the soft tissues are the key treatments. Once muscles are toned, the spine is kept in position and strengthened. This could take a minimum of 14 days to 28 days depending upon the response to the treatment.

Sciatica

Sciatica is more of asymptom rather than adisease. The compression to one or more of the branches of the sciatic nerve leads to pain and numbness in the lower back andbuttocks radiating to one or both the legs. Usually the pain is tingling or pricking in nature. This can be post injury or any other reason where compression of the sciatic nerve happens. Can also be due to tumours.

Our main approach is to strengthen the muscles inserted between the vertebrae. Along with this, the soft tissues are also toned which will help keep the spine in position. This relieves the pressure on the nerve. All treatments to reduce the abdominal pressure is also adopted. Proper follow-up and moderate change in lifestyle accompanied with regular exercises will help one recover faster. This could take a minimum of 14 days to 28 days depending upon the response to the treatment.

According to Ayurveda, back and neck pain mainly occurs due to poor or unhealthy diet and bad posture, which in turn results in the lack of flexibility of the muscles, causing severe pain in the upper, middle or lower back. As the pain continues to aggravate, it tends to spread to both the sides of the waist as well as the hip. Although back pain can be associated with a number of reasons, spinal disc problems, ligament injuries, injuries from sprains, fractures, or accidents, and pelvic inflammatory diseases are considered to be the major causes


To put it precisely, back pain can mainly occur due to:

  • Sedentary lifestyle, stressful jobs, anxiety, depression, obesity, smoking, strenuous physical exercises, and physical works.
  • Spinal cord infections that cause fever and lethargy
  • Spinal cord tumours that compress the spine and nerve roots, thus causing excruciating pain.
  • Hereditary – Certain causes of back pain, including ankylosing spondylitis (a kind of arthritis that affects the spinal cord), are hereditarily transferred from one generation to the other.

If not completely, back pain can be effectively controlled to a certain extent with the following day-today activities : 

  • Regular exercises will help keep your back muscles strong and healthy.
  • Walking can keep your stomach as well as back muscles healthy.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Try to maintain healthy and safe postures.
  • Avoid heavy lifting whenever possible.

Ayurveda cites imbalance of Vatadosha as the main reason for back pain, which is called NitambhaShoola in traditional Ayurvedic texts. This can occur due to muscle and/or bone weaknesses, the reason why most of the Ayurvedic treatments for back pain focus on regaining the balance of Vatadosha.


A few of the common traditional Ayurvedic treatment patterns for back pain or lumbago includes :

  • Use of medicinal herbs
  • Ayurvedic diets
  • Upanaha or medicinal poultice
  • Dhanyamla dhara or pouring of fermented medicated liquid
  • Vasthi (medicinal enema)
  • Pizhichil
  • Abhyangamam
  • Kativasthi
  • Kizhi