Back Pain

Backache, is one of the most common conditions with persistent pain. The pain can be mild, irritating in many ailments like leucorrhea and can be severe in sciatica or slipped disc. The problem can cause difficulty in bending forward and also on sideways. Feeling as if entire area is sore and sensitive to even slight touch.

  • Herbs in Chanderprabha Vati, Kaishore Guggul are useful herbal remedies for backache due to leucorrhea and other gynaecological problems.
  • If you have chronic back pain, keep yourself warm and eat hot food items.
  • Include herbs like Turmeric, Tulsi, Ginger and Garlic in your daily diet.
  • Boil ten Tulsi leaves in one cup of water until the water is reduced to half a cup. Add salt to it after cooling. Take this mixture daily. For severe backache, take it twice a day.
  • Make a decoction of garlic, onion, ginger, turmeric in 100 ml water. Mix 100 ml Mustard Oil into it. Heat it and massage it in the back. It is most effective among herbal remedies for back pain.
  • Kaishore guggul is very helpful among many herbal remedies for backache. Take two tablets thrice daily to get rid of backache, after meals.
  • You could take a mixture of five black pepper corns, five cloves and one-gram dry ginger powder, 5 gram fenugreek powder and 5 gram Turmeric and consume at least twice a day.
  • Include in diet tomato, carrot, cabbage, cucumber, lettuce and at least two lightly cooked vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage, spinach, carrot and fruits etc.
  • While sleeping, sleep on a firm mattress. Avoid sleeping face down.
  • Do the exercises daily, 10-20 times each. Increase the number of times as your strength increases. Do not do exercise in acute and severe backache. Just take rest.
  • Avoid constipation. Constipation can also cause backache.

What is Back Pain ?

An article on Back Pain by Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

The most common problem a physician comes across in his clinic is back pain. Backache is one of the commonest of all the complaints. The backache can be mild dull ache to a severe excruciating back pain radiating to legs because of sciatica and may cause someone to take complete bed rest and restrict range of movement of back. Here are some of the causes of back pain.

Causes of Back Pain

1. Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease causing destruction of synovial membrane, synovial fluid and formation of osteophytes i.e. bony fragments which rub against the bones and cartilages within and around the joint. The joint space is impossibly reduced in severe cases causing extensive reduction in range of movement. Osteoarthritis generally affects the knee joints and vertebral column of the females as low estrogen levels cause extensive joint erosion and calcium depletion (osteoporosis) after menopause. The knee joint is no more able to bear the weight of the entire body and ultimately the joint space is reduced. Losing some weight is the key to treat osteoarthritis in obese patients. Quadriceps muscles (thigh) muscle strengthening exercises are recommended to increase the joint support. Nutrition plays a very important role in all the degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis. Natural calcium and vitamins like Aloe vera juice is recommended along with other herbs for osteoarthritis. Long distance walk, climbing of stairs, squatting and sitting on knees is forbidden in cases of osteoarthritis. Massage with anti-inflammatory oils is recommended.

2. Sciatica

It is a condition in which the sciatic nerve is pressed upon by the protruding disc, which can prolapse out of the intervertebral space due to injury or pull. The disc can also bulge out of the intervertebral space because of the prolonged wrong posture and degenerative osteoarthritis causing severe back pain radiating towards back of the legs upto to the feet sometimes. It is a condition in which the back pain is so severe that a person feels comfortable after strong muscle relaxants, pain killers and other drugs. Herbal remedies for such back pain are Joint Aid Plus, Kaishore guggul, Stress support and Ashwagandha powder helps a lot in this condition. These herbal remedies are available at our website.

2. Rheumatoid Back Pain

Rheumatoid Back Pain is a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling and decreased range of motion and function of multiple joints. Rheumatism is caused by fault in our immune system. Although it is a disease of the joints but other body parts also get affected as they also become inflamed. The stiffness of joints in rheumatoid arthritis starts early morning and slowly gets reduced as the day passes. Morning stiffness is an important diagnostic hint for rheumatoid arthritis even if the RA factor is negative. For example, osteoarthritis does not generally cause prolonged morning stiffness. This disease affects smaller joints more rather than big joints. Bigger joints are involved in severe cases and the patient may become bed ridden. The back pain in rheumatoid arthritis is very severe can also cripple someone because of its severe form. Such backache can be helped by Kaishore guggul, Aamvatantak Churna, Stress Support, Ashwagandha, Punarnava mandoor and Yograj guggul etc. All these herbs are also available at our website. Other symptoms that may accompany rheumatoid arthritis with painful stiff joints are-Anemia, loss of energy, loss of appetite and low-grade fevers. Sometimes there is an associated condition known as Sjogren's syndrome which results in dry eyes and dry mouth.

3. Back pain due to Constipation

Sometimes constipation may also cause mild backache, which can be on and off in nature. It is relieved as the constipation is relieved.

4. Back Pain due to pelvic conditions

Some conditions such as inflammation in the pelvic organs like uterus, ovaries, urinary bladder, kidneys, ureteric stones, prostate and rectum diseases can also cause backache. Herbal remedies like Kumari Saar, Punarnava Mandoor, Chanderprabha vati etc. help a lot in such conditions.

5. Ankylosing spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is among many other diseases which comprise the group of rheumatic diseases. This is also caused by some fault in our immune system. A specific Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) tissue type called HLA-B27 occurs in about 90% of individuals with ankylosing spondylitis. The disease affects the vertebral column in large and causes widespread destruction of most of the intervertebral as well as hip joints, resulting in marked stiffness and decreased range of movement. There are some useful herbal remedies for ankylosing spondylitis like Aamvatantak churna, Joint aid plus, Yograj Guggul and Kaishore Guggul tablets. Kumari Saar (Aloe vera juice) should be consumed regularly to improve overall outcome of this natural treatment of ankylosing spondylitis.


Herbal remedy for Back Pain by Shri Ganga Pharmacy

In Ayurveda backpain is known as "Katishoola". There are many herbs which are described in Ayurveda for Back Pain. These herbs are useful in all types of backache. The back pain can be due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other forms of inflammatory joint conditions, inflammatory pelvic conditions, stress and strain on back muscles, sciatica and many others. The herbal remedies explained here act at different levels in different conditions. Some of them reduce the pain, some reduce inflammation while herbs like Giloy and Ashwagandha are helpful in autoimmune disorders like Ankylosing spondylitis and Rheumatoid arthritis. Mild backache can be cured by consuming herbs like turmeric boiled in milk consumed for 10 -15 days.

Back Pain Management with Herbs and Natural Medicines

There is sometimes very painful conditions causing severe back pain. So the pain and inflammation needs to be tackled quickly. There are very common herbs for painful joint which work instantly. The herbs are very common like Dry Ginger, Turmeric (curcumin), Ashwagandha, Shallaki (Boswellia), Guggul, and Giloy (Tinospora). Extracts of these herbs are more effective in reducing the pain, inflammation and joint pains. All the above mentioned herbal medicines are useful in treating mild, moderate and severe forms of backache due to any reasons.

Home Remedies for Back Pain

  • Potato Juice - The raw potato juice therapy is one of the very successful treatment for rheumatic and other arthritic conditions. It is an age old traditional remedy in many countries of the world. The whole potatoes without peeling off the skin are cut into slices and kept overnight in a large glass of cold water. The water is consumed early morning on empty stomach. 1 medium sized potato is put in 1 cup of water.
  • Other herb juices like that of aloe vera juice, celery, carrot and red beetroot juices are very useful in arthritic conditions. The alkaline nature of juices dissolves the acidic uric acid crystals and helps a lot in other forms of arthritis as well.
  • Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple. Pineapple juice also helps in reducing the inflammation around the joints because of this enzyme.
  • Copper - Drinking water from a copper pan after keeping it overnight is also very useful in Rheumatoid arthritis and Ankylosing spondylitis.
  • Turmeric - 1 tablespoonful of turmeric boiled in 100 ml milk till it remains half is very useful natural treatment of Back Pain, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis and other joint pains.
  • Massage with warm coconut oil or mustard oil mixed with 2-3 pieces of camphor on stiff aching joints in different forms of arthritis and reduces inflammation and pain in the joints. Consuming castor oil at night with milk or alone is a very useful herbal remedy for Back Pain, especially in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, backpain and ankylosing spondylitis.
  • Fenugreek - Fenugreek powder mixed with celery powder is an effective natural treatment for Back Pain of all types.
  • Improve your nutrition as first step. It plays an important role to fight against diseases. When nothing works, nutrition works a lot.
  • Use herbal juices like Aloe vera juice (Our Kumari Saar) and Amla Juice (Our Amla Saar) in routine. Amla is the richest source of natural Vitamin C. Vitamin C improves the natural immunity of the body. 100 gm of Amla juice contains 30 times more vitamin C than 100 gm of oranges.