Back Pain

Symptoms of Back Pain

Back Pain: Symptoms and Treatment

Back pain is inevitably the most common problem affecting a lot of people these days. The most popular reasons for developing back pain are sitting or standing for long hours, travelling on vehicles for longer periods of time, lack of exercise and stress. However, this problem can be corrected if one takes proper treatment and makes some lifestyle changes.

Different types of back pain

Sciatica, lumbar spondylitis and disk prolapse are the main types of back pain noticed in most patients. Minor disk shifts in the central part of the spine caused mainly due to stress is called lumbar spondylitis; it causes severe pain in the back. Sciatica is a condition that results due to the irritated sciatic nerve that runs from the spine to the extremities. A slight movement of the inter-vertebral disc which serves as a cushion to the spine is termed as disc prolapse. This condition also causes intense pain.

There are a number of reasons for back pain; in fact, many people don’t even know that such reasons can lead to back pain.

  • The comfortable chair or sofa on which you tend to slouch every day can deform your back muscles and cause spondylosis.
  • Walking very fast can cause injuries to the spinal card resulting in back pain.
  • Heavy consumption of dry foods can result in lack of proper maintenance of the smoothness of muscles, resulting in keeping the rigidity away ultimately causing back pain.
  • Improper digestion and excessive presence of intestinal gases in the body can also cause pain in the back.
  • Even a heavy sneeze that you tried to suppress because you were amidst a formal setting can result in back pain.
  • Back pain is also caused by picking weights improperly as well as postural irregularities at work and on a regular basis.
  • Patients with a history of accident or injury also seem to experience back pain.

Patients that report of back pain are usually diagnosed with any one of the following:

  • Herniated disc
  • Bulged disc
  • Ruptured disc
  • Protrusion of the inter-vertebral disc
  • Tear of the annular ligament
  • Degenerative disc disorder
  • Scoliosis/kyphosis
  • Spondylosis/spondylitis combined with spondyolisthesis

Symptoms of back pain

Well, if one experiences intense pain in the back all day and night, is not able to bend forward, finds difficulty in walking or climbing stairs, and notices swelling in the back, he or she should consult a health care professional for the diagnosis of the actual problem.


Most cases of back pain can be diagnosed with the help of MRI scan tests and X-ray.

Ayurveda and back pain

Ayurveda, one of the best alternative medicines in the world, offers the finest treatment for back pain. A well experienced Ayurvedic practitioner advises the patient to take total bed rest to adjust the spine. Besides, proper bed rest will help in replacing the disc in its actual position and enhances circulation providing strength to the back muscles. In addition, Ayurveda employs special herbal oils to relieve the pain and cure the condition completely. The treatment period depends on the severity of the condition and the intensity of pain.

Needless to say, Ayurveda offers a painless, drug free, and non invasive treatment without any side effects.