Back Pain Treatment in Ayurveda Panchakarma



Back Pain

Are you grappling with persistent back pain? In today’s fast-paced world, the prevalence of back pain has surged, often attributed to extended hours of sitting during lockdowns and remote work. This sedentary lifestyle can lead to various types of back pain, affecting both the lower and upper back.

One common form of back pain is Sciatica, known as Gridhrasi in Ayurveda. Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back through the hips and buttocks down to the leg, is compressed. This condition typically manifests on one side of the body.

Another prevalent issue is lower and upper back pain caused by the associated joints of the lumbar vertebrae. This can result from degeneration or inflammation in the joints, contributing to discomfort and reduced mobility.

At Ayulife, we understand the challenges posed by back pain, and our Ayurvedic experts have successfully treated numerous patients using traditional Panchkarma Procedures such as Basti and Potli massages. These therapies aim to alleviate pain, improve flexibility, and restore overall well-being.

Take a proactive step towards a pain-free life. Explore the holistic approach of Ayurveda at Ayulife and let us guide you on the path to a healthier, more comfortable back.


Sciatica, referred to as Gridhrasi in Ayurveda, is a condition characterized by pain along the path of the sciatic nerve, primarily caused by a disk prolapse in the L4-L5 discs. This compression of the nerve can result in discomfort that initiates in the lower back, travels through the hips and buttocks, and extends down the leg.

Sciatica typically affects one side of the body, leading to not only localized pain but also potential sensations of numbness, tingling, or weakness along the nerve pathway. The impact of sciatica on daily activities and overall well-being emphasizes the importance of understanding and addressing its root cause.

In Ayurveda, we recognize the significance of holistic approaches for effective management. Our Panchkarma Procedures, including Basti and Potli massages, are designed to target the underlying factors contributing to sciatic pain. By seamlessly combining traditional Ayurvedic wisdom with modern insights, Ayulife provides comprehensive solutions to alleviate sciatica and promote lasting relief.

Symptoms of Sciatica:
  1. Weakness, Pain & Numbness in leg
  2. Burning or tingling sensation down the leg
  3. Inability to move the leg.
Causes of Sciatica Pain:
  1. Modern life Style problems like sitting for long hours
  2. Excessive Gym 
  3. Absence of Ghee in Diet increases Vata and aggravates Pain.
  4. Constipation
  5. Wrong Sitting Posture.
Ayurveda Treatment to Sciatica in Ayulife: 

As per Ayurveda, Sciatica is caused due to Vata dosha. Normally Vata aggravates due to wrong food habits or if our bowel is not cleaned properly due to chronic constipation etc. When Vata increases excessively, the muscle stiffness develops. This puts pressure on the Vertebrates and causes slip disk. This prolapsed disk presses the sciatica nerve.

At Ayulife we focus to balance Vata dosha by Panchkarma Therapies like Kashya Basti and Sneha Basti.

Once the Vata dosha is controlled in Ayurveda Panchkarma Procedures, we strengthen the affected portion with

Shodhan Chikitsa : Snehan, Swedan. Even some times Potli Massage and Kati Basti is provided on the affected portion. 

Shaman Chikitsa : Herbal Medication to strengthen the affected portion.

Lumbar Spondylosis

Lumbar Spondylosis, a condition affecting the lower spine, can cause persistent pain and discomfort. In Ayurveda, the approach to managing Lumbar Spondylosis pain involves a combination of holistic treatments, lifestyle adjustments, and herbal remedies.

Causes of Spondylosis
  1. Stiffness and pain in the back 
  2. Loss of mobility in the spine
  3. Inability to twist and turn or to do so without pain
  4. Chronic pain and discomfort when standing, sitting or walking, or laying down
Ayurveda Treatment to Lumber at Ayulife:

In Ayurveda, Lumbar spondylosis is termed as “Kati shoola”. It is mainly caused due to vitiation of Vata dosha and at Ayulife we bring back the equilibrium in Vata Dosha by various therapies.

. In Ayurveda, the approach to managing Lumbar Spondylosis pain involves a combination of holistic treatments, lifestyle adjustments, and herbal remedies.

Herbal Remedies:

  • Guggulu: Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, Guggulu can help reduce inflammation in the affected area.
  • Ashwagandha: A powerful adaptogenic herb that may alleviate pain and promote overall well-being.
  • Eranda (Castor oil): External application of warm Castor oil can provide relief from pain and stiffness.
    Ayurvedic Therapies:

Panchakarma Procedures

  • Basti: Enema therapy using herbal oils or decoctions to pacify Vata and alleviate pain.
  • Abhyanga: Therapeutic oil massage to improve circulation and reduce stiffness.
  • Potli Massage:
    Warm herbal potlies applied to the affected area to alleviate pain and improve mobility.
  • Kati Basti are the basic treatments to reduce the stiffness.

Once the stiffness is controlled it increases blood circulation in the painful area.

Lifestyle Recommendations:

  • Yoga and Exercise:
  • Vakrasana (Twisted Pose): Aids in spinal flexibility.
  • Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose): Strengthens the back muscles

Dietary Considerations:

  • Emphasize warm, nourishing foods.
  • Include anti-inflammatory spices like turmeric

Posture and Ergonomics:
Maintain proper posture, especially while sitting for prolonged periods. Use ergonomic chairs and support.

It’s crucial to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner before starting any new treatment. Individual approaches may vary, and a personalized assessment will ensure the most effective and safe course of action for managing Lumbar Spondylosis pain through Ayurveda.


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