Back pain is simply a pain in the back. It is a very common problem. It occurs in both men and women. It may be characterized by dull ache, piercing pain or burning sensation. Lower back is the most common area of pain. It may affect people of any age but it is more common among adults between age group 35 to 55 years. Back pain mostly occurs due to poor diet and bad posture which in turn causes lack of flexibility in muscles and results in severe pain.
What are the causes of back pain?
The common causes of back pain are listed below:
- Strained muscles and strained ligaments.
- Structured problems such as ruptured disks, bulging disks and abnormal curvature of spine.
- Arthritis and osteoporosis.
- Back pain may result from everyday activity or poor posture.
- Cancer and other infections of the spine.
- Sleep disorders.
- Bad mattress may cause back pain sometimes.
- Sciatica (pain travels through the buttock and down the back of leg)
- Sometimes injuries from accident may lead to back pain.
What are the different types of back pain?
In most of the cases back pain resolves itself without any help but it should not last more than a couple of days.
1. Acute back pain
It is a back pain that comes on suddenly and remains for a maximum of three months.
2. Chronic back pain
In chronic back pain, the pain gradually develops for a longer period that can last for over three months. It causes long term problems.
How can back pain be diagnosed?
If the pain persists for too long, various tests such as X- rays, MRI or CT scans, bone scan and electromyography or EMG can be used to diagnose back pain. If infection is suspected, then doctor may refer blood test also.
Back pain and Ayurveda
Ayurveda is one of the healthcare system which helps to maintain healthy body in a natural way. According to Ayurveda, imbalance in any of the three doshas leads to one or other health problems. The three doshas that support overall health of the body are- Vata, Pitta and Kapha dosha.
Low back pain is known as "Kateegraham or Prishtasoola" in Ayurveda. According to Ayurveda, low back pain is an indication of Vata aggravation. It is due to bone and muscle weakness.
Herbal Remedy for Back Pain
Joint Aid Plus
Our Joint aid plus are very effective in back pain treatment. It is a blend of specific natural herbs which have been explained in Ayurveda texts to relieve pain and swelling. Joint aid plus not only helps in joint pains but also helps in morning stiffness, back pain and provides immediate relief. Most allopathic drugs may give relief from inflammation and severe pain, but they lead to adverse side effects. Joint aid plus contains herbal ingredients which are pure and natural. The natural herbs for back pain relief are nature's gift to mankind. Joint aid plus is recommended as an effective herbal remedy for arthritis pain and inflammation. This product is free from chemicals and side effects. It is 100 percent pure and vegetarian.
The Joint aid plus capsules of Planet Ayurveda contain pure standardized extracts of Nirgundi (Vitex nigundo), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Ashwagandha (Withania sominfera).
1. Nirgundi (Vitex nigundo):
Nirgundi, also known as, Vitex nigundo is a small tree that grows up to a height of 8 m. The bark of the tree is reddish brown in color. The flowers are 10 to 20 cm in length and are white to blue in color. The fruit is black or purple in color.
2. Shallaki (Boswellia serrata):
Boswellia serrata is a plant which produces salai, known as Shallaki, in Sanskrit. In India, it is commonly known as 'Salai guggul'.
3. Guggul (Commiphora mukul):
Guggul, also known as Commiphora mukul, is a plant that grows up to a height of 4 m with thin papery bark. The branches are thorny and the leaves are trifoliate. The flowers are red to pink in color.
4. Sonth (Zingiber officinale):
Ginger is commonly known as Zingiber officinale. It is an herbaceous plant that grows up to one meter height and leaves are green in color. The flowers are yellow in color. It is widely used as a spice.
5. Ashwagandha (Withania sominfera):
Ashwagandha is commonly known as Indian ginseng or Withania somnifera. This plant is 35-75 cm tall with radially extended branches. The flowers are small and green in color. The fruit is orange to red in color.
Pack size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.
Dosage - Two capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.
Where to buy Joint Aid Plus?
To buy Joint Aid Plus, please visit store.planetayurveda.com/joint-aid-plus.html