Treatment of Back Pain

Seeking Back Pain Relief The Alternative Way

 
The highest rate of back pain sufferers is the age group of 45 to 64. Incidentally this is also the age bracket in which one is expected to be most active as the home routine and one’s work routine takes on punishing proportions by the time one has come to this age. So to be saddled with the irritating complaint of back pain is more than what one has catered for and relief for such a problem is sought from all quarters.

One of the most frequent ways in which people try to get rid of back pain is by methods that would leave little or no side-effects. So the answer to your aching back lies in turning to the herbal and traditional sources of medicines meant for back pain relief. These alternative sources of medicines have also been in use for centuries in countries like India and China.

One of the best known alternate medicine sources for relieving back pain is Ayurveda. This ancient science of medicine is based on individual attention for curing back pain. Thus the dosha or individual condition and nature of the person is studied closely before a prescription is made for relieving his back pain. The logic behind such a course of treatment is that the vitiated dosha in the person results in back pain and the cure lies in correcting the vitiated dosha. The herbal preparation thus prescribed is ashtha vargam and it has to be administered internally.

Thus the dosage and the methodology of this kind of medicine, is unique for every patient. It is made for the particular individual and given to him alone. If another person takes the same medicine it may or may not work on him or her at all.

In addition to the internal medicine regimen there is also a routine of external discipline that has to be instituted alongside. The purgation of the system is necessary for back pain sufferers and Ayurveda has specially prepared medications for this purpose.

Also the Panchakarma treatment is a common way of attending to the problem of back pain. This system consists of a round of massage with herbal oils and the application of a medicated enema. Sometimes the Ayurveda practitioner also recommends a series of Yoga asanas for the patient who comes to him with a complaint of back pain. But then it is necessary to perform these asanas under the guidance of a properly trained yoga teacher who realizes that the purpose of learning yoga is not body and mind building but for allaying the problem of back pain.

When all these methods are put in place, the sufferer from back pain is well set on the path of relief from back pain.