Ayurveda Cure for Spinal Disc or Back Pain

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In the modern computer world, spinal disc problems and unbearable pain due to them have become very common. Conventional medication suggests surgery and wearing some appliances. Ayurveda suggests some easy medications for this pain.

Increasing back pain in modern life

Spinal disc problems have become very common in modern life. Chronic pain in the spinal area or hip are the gifts of modern sedentary life style. There are also many other causes that add support to this life style. They may be genetic disorders, degenerative complications, accidental injuries or may even be due to too much work for the spinal area. Most of the sufferers avoid seeking treatment fearing surgery and other things and prolong life with their chronic pain. Ayurveda, an ancient medical system of India, suggests a few medications which are reliable and effective.

Why pain in the back of spinal disc area?

Spinal column is an important part of the body. It is made of hard bones called vertebrae. Each hard bone is connected by a soft, rubbery pad which serves also as shock absorbers between the hard bones and allow us to flex or bend. Sometimes these discs are dislocated or herniated due to a crack in the outer layer of the disc or some other reason. Dislocation of discs is found common among people above 40 years of age. They experience back pain, numbness, tingling sensation, weakness of the leg, etc. This occurs when the herniated disc presses on the nerves in the spine.

Ayurveda cure for back or spinal disc pain

1) Relax and take rest

Both Ayurveda and Siddha (another ancient Indian system) suggest many natural remedies for back pain. Rest and relaxed condition of the spinal area are stressed as an easy and efficient cure for such pain. A good sleep is restorative and can do much for the health of the body.

2) Epsom salt bath

Add some epsom salt (or even sea salt, if epsom salt is not available) in warm water in the tub and sit in the tub for a few minutes. If you like, you may add essential oils such as lemon or cinnamon in the water to purify water and reduce dependency on using chemicals.

3) Herbal poultice

Chitharathai, a South Indian herb which is known asalpinia galangal or “thai ginger” (and also as “finger root”) can be made as a poultice and used for external application in the painful area. This paste application is very effective for muscular or body pains. If the paste is fresh and warm it is more effective.

4) Oil massage

Besides the above application, Ayurveda also suggests to apply Narayana oil or Sahacharadi oil and massage well. They remove the stiffness and improve mobility of the limbs, reducing pain in the back or body joints. Massaging can be repeated daily for at least one week.

5) Internal medicine

Yogaraj guggulu is a popular Ayurvedic formulation meant for back ache and disc pain. It is available in tablet form in Ayurvedic pharmacies. One tablet can be powdered, mixed in 8 to 10 drops of Dhanvantaram oil (massage oil) and taken internally every morning in empty stomach. This also is very effective for all kinds of body pains.

Modern world has become so commercialized that medical knowledge and pharmacy medicines are easily available from any corner of the world.


Ayurvedic Medicines, Back Pain, Chronic, Herbal Remedies, Modern Life, Relax, Spinal Disc

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author avatar Pat Anthony
3rd Oct 2011 (#)

Thanks for the details. I think this may help many.

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4th Oct 2011 (#)

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author avatar Teila
4th Oct 2011 (#)

Excellent pics and ouch sounds painful!

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4th Oct 2011 (#)

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author avatar deepa venkitesh
4th Oct 2011 (#)

oil bath is really helpful.

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author avatar vpaulose
4th Oct 2011 (#)

Yes, it balances the humors Vata, Pitta and kapha. Thanks Deeps.

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5th Oct 2011 (#)

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6th Oct 2011 (#)

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