An Ayurvedic approach to Low Back Pain

  • Soniya M. Vetal Final year PG Scholar, Department of PG Studies in Kayachikitsa, BVVS Ayurved Medical College and Hospital, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India.
  • S. S. Kalyani Professor and Head of Department of PG Studies in Kayachikitsa, BVVS Ayurved Medical College and Hospital, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India.
  • Sunilkumar M. Chabnur Associate Professor, Department of PG Studies in Kayachikitsa, BVVS Ayurved Medical College and Hospital, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India.
Keywords: Ayurveda, Low back pain, Katishoola, Katigraha, Trikashoola, Gridhrasi

Abstract

Low back pain is the leading cause of activity limitation and work absence throughout much of the world, imposing a high economic burden on individuals, families, communities, industry and governments. It is a prevalent condition that afflicts about 70% of people in developing countries at some point in their lifetime. Ayurvedic classical terms such as Katishoola, Kati Graha, Trika Shoola and Gridhrasi are used for describing the low back pain. The pain localized to low back can be considered under Katishoola and pain along with stiffness are included under Katigraha and Pain radiating to lower limb are considered under Gridhrasi. Treatment modalities which are beneficial for pacifying Vata such as Vatasaya Upakrama and Vatavyadhi Chikitsa are used in treating conditions of low back pain. Specific Chikitsa Sutras mentioned for the Katishoola, Katigraha, Trikashoola and Gridhrasi are to be followed in low back pain. To prevent the reoccurrence, lifestyle modification and low back strengthening exercise are to be advised.

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How to Cite
Soniya M. Vetal, S. S. Kalyani, & Sunilkumar M. Chabnur. (2021). An Ayurvedic approach to Low Back Pain. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 6(4), 260 - 267. Retrieved from https://jaims.in/jaims/article/view/1411
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