Ayurveda literally means Science of Life, which ultimately intends to preserve health to attain the Purushaarthas (pursuits of life) i.e, righteous living, and righteous amassing of wealth and to experience the righteous happiness. A healthy, long life is essential to achieve these goals. Ayurveda describes human beings and nature with the same factors which have mutual interaction within health and diseases at different levels. It postulates that mind and nature are interrelated, and considers man as microcosm in relation to the universe.
These are as such not proper cure of the root problem. These methods are just superficial precautions to avoid chronic condition. Ayurveda has key description and solution for the case. Since thousands of years our forefathers follow the therapy and getting relief from the problem and live long happily.
What Ayurveda does?
The merit of Ayurvedic treatment is that it does not produce any contradictions in other systems while treating a disease affecting a particular system. The Panchakarma treatments tone up the various systems of the body by purifying the metabolic wastes accumulated over a period of time in one’s life. It improves immunity and prevents the reoccurrence of diseases. This is an additional advantage of Ayurvedic treatment. Thus Ayurveda has its high merits in preserving the physical and mental health of the individual.
Ayurveda epitomizes the qualitative method of comprehending the whole on the basis of properties and functions and states that there exists a law of uniformity in the constitution of material objects including human body on one side and nature on the other, which plays a vital role in health and disease.
The tridosha theory (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) of the system of Ayurveda is a scientific formula which comprehends numerous factors and functions in the human systems. Ayurveda describes the body as consisting of complex structures with attributes of particular properties and functions. Health is maintained when each factor is in optimum range of properties and functions. In this theory, Kapha represents the solidity and cohesion, Pitta – the principle of transformation and Vata – the principle of movement which controls various physical and physiological systems. This could be termed as ‘motion, energy and mass complex’ representing innumerable physico-chemical events in the system. This is the holistic philosophy connecting innumerable factors and functions to enable the deducement of a situation in health and disease on the basis of logical reasoning.
What relief does Ayurveda suggest for back pain?
With regard to seasonal regimens, various routines and dietary rules are prescribed to combat the impasse of seasonal variations. It is a fact that each season causes positive as well as negative effects in the environment and even inside the human body. During these seasons, Ayurveda suggests the series of measures of medication, dietary regimens and exercises to be followed.
Warm up – Gradually begin with gentle stretching exercises. Avoid jerking, bouncing or any movements that increase pain or require straining. Healing will be quicker if you can continue your usual activities in a gentle manner, while avoiding what may have caused the pain in the first place. Avoid long periods of bed-rest, which can worsen your pain and make you weaker.
The road ahead – Simple home remedies generally suffice, and you should find that the pain has become much lesser within the next 48 to 72 hours. With proper care, you should notice a steady improvement. However, strenuous use of a strained muscle during the next few weeks may bring
back the pain. Most back pains are gone in six weeks. Sprained ligaments or severe muscle strains may take up to 12 weeks to heal.
Once you have back pain, you’re more prone to experience repeated bouts. Your best bet to keep your back pain-free relies on maintaining your flexibility and strength and keeping your abdominal muscles strong.
When to seek medical help?
In case your pain does not settle, or you have any of the following symptoms that suggest possible nerve damage from a prolapsed disc, you would do well to consult a doctor as soon as possible:
- When you start developing a problem with your bladder or bowel. Losing control, numbness or loss of feeling in the groin or rectal area.
- When your leg or foot feels weak and you experience difficulty in walking and you relate it to your back.
- When you have pain in your back that also radiates down the leg with numbness or loss of feeling in your leg.
- When you have pain down the leg and you experience repeated or prolonged ‘pins and needles’ in your leg.
- When your pain results from a fall or blow to your back.
- When your pain lasts longer than three or four days.