Everything You Need to Know About Low Back Pain & it's Therapy Yoga Treatment
- Low back pain (LBP) is a symptom and not a disease in itself. There can be a wide variety of reasons responsible for LBP.
- LBP is identified by the pain site, i.e., the pain between the lower rib margin and buttock creases.
- 90% of the time, LBP is non-specific, though the majority of LBP are of musculoskeletal origin.
- 90% of the time, back pain is short-lived and disappears within a few days to a few weeks.
- Recurrences are common for patients with back pain.
- Overall, LBP is considered as a stable condition with a variable course.
- More common among females and in the age group 40 to 69 years; an increasing trend of people in 20s and 30s getting affected is being observed; 2.5 times more common among working people than non-working groups.
- 84% of people suffer from back pain at some point in their life, and approximately half of them have recurrences.
- Increasing age, smoking, obesity, lack of physical activity, awkward postures, lifting, bending, physically demanding tasks put you at higher risk of LBP
- LBP risk is more if you have asthma, diabetes, headaches, and mental health issues.
Symptoms of Lower Back Pain
Lower Back Pain & Stiffness
Leg Pain & Strain
Weakness & Numbness in Legs
Our Approach To Back Pain Treatment with Yoga
Therapy Yoga for Lower Back Pain
Yoga therapy is an approach towards the holistic management of an ailment. The therapeutic principle adopted in yoga is based on the pancakosa concept of our existence elaborated in ancient texts.
This approach involves interventions in the form of asana, pranayama, and meditation, and the introduction of the yogic diet concept.
Our yoga team of expert researchers, consultants, and therapists at Prakash Nethralaya & Panchakarma Kendra focus on individualistic approaches in planning yoga therapy.
Yoga Practices Useful for Low Back Pain
Tadasana, Ardhakati Chakrasana, Ardha Chakrasana, Tiryaka Tadasana, Kati Chakrasana
Vajrasana, Vakrasana, Ardha Ustrasana, Vyaghrasana
Bhujangasana, Ardha Shalabhasana
Setubandhasana, Ardha Pawanmuktasana, Shavasana
Nadi Shuddhi Pranayama, Bhramari Pranayama
Note: Practices are to be followed under the supervision of a trained yoga therapist.
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Frquently Asked Questions on Lower Back Pain
Lower Back Pain can be non-specific in many cases, but most times, it is of musculoskeletal origin.
Overall, Low Back Pain can be considered as a stable condition with a variable course. Lifestyle modification remains the critical factor in the management of LBP.
“Bed rest is mandatory for patients with Lower Back Pain” is the common myth about LBP. Though the patient may need bed rest in some acute cases of back pain, it is of no help in most cases and may also worsen the pain.
Why To Choose Therapy Yoga?
Yoga aims to create balance at all levels of existence and hence not just aids improvement in the symptoms of a particular ailment but instead helps in overall development. Yogic therapy, if done under the supervision of an expert, is safe.
Builds Core Strength
Yoga therapy improves core strength & stability, increases muscle strength, improves flexibility and range of motion, increases blood flow, provides a relaxation effect, and reduces stress.