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First Aid Through Naturopathy for Low Back Pain

 

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LOW BACK PAIN????

Low back pain or lumbago is a common disorder involving the muscles and bones of the back. It affects about 40% of people at some point in their lives.

 

Low back pain usually classified by duration as

  • acute (pain lasting less than 6 weeks),
  • sub-chronic (6 to 12 weeks), or
  • chronic (more than 12 weeks).

The condition may be further classified by the underlying cause as either mechanical, non-mechanical, or referred pain.

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Functions of the low back, or lumbar area, include structural support, movement, and protection of certain body tissues.

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Pain in the low back can be a result of conditions affecting the bony lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae, ligaments around the spine and discs, spinal cord and nerves, muscles of the low back, internal organs of the pelvis and abdomen, and the skin covering the lumbar area.

Signs and symptoms

In the common presentation of acute low back pain,

  • pain develops after movements that involve lifting, twisting, or forward-bending. The symptoms may start soon after the movements or upon waking up the following morning.
  • The description of the symptoms may range from tenderness at a particular point to diffuse pain.
  • It may or may not worsen with certain movements, such as raising a leg, or positions, such as sitting or standing.
  • Pain radiating down the legs (known as sciatica) may be present.
  • The first experience of acute low back pain is typically between the ages of 20 and 40. This is often a person’s first reason to see a medical professional as an adult.
  • Recurrent episodes occur in more than half of people with the repeated episodes being generally more painful than the first.

Other problems may occur along with low back pain. Chronic low back pain is associated with sleep problems, including a greater amount of time needed to fall asleep, disturbances during sleep, a shorter duration of sleep, and less satisfaction with sleep. In addition, a majority of those with chronic low back pain show symptoms of anxiety or depression.

Low back pain is not a specific disease but rather a complaint that may be caused by a large number of underlying problems of varying levels of seriousness. The majority of LBP does not have a clear cause but is believed to be the result of non-serious muscle or skeletal issues such as sprains or strains.

Obesity, smoking, weight gain during pregnancy, stress, poor physical condition, poor posture and poor sleeping position also contribute to low back pain. A full list of possible causes includes many less common conditions.

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Physical causes may include osteoarthritis, degeneration of the discs between the vertebrae or a spinal disc herniation, broken vertebra(e) (such as from osteoporosis) or, rarely, an infection or tumor of the spine.

Women may have acute low back pain from medical conditions affecting the female reproductive system, including endometriosis, ovarian cysts, ovarian cancer, or uterine fibroids. Nearly half of all pregnant women report pain in the lower back or sacral area during pregnancy, due to changes in their posture and center of gravity causing muscle and ligament strain.

Treatment of low back pain is optimally directed toward a diagnosed or suspected specific cause. For acute lumbar strain, use of a home remedy initially can be beneficial.

First aid Through NATUROPATHY AND YOGA:

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Hydrotherapy:

  • Hot bag to Low Back – muscular pain/ strain
  • Revulsive Compress to the area – Hot bag for 3 min, Ice bag for 1 min – repeated for 4 to 5 times – muscular pain/ strain
  • Warm jeera water – if pain is due to gas accumulation
  • Warm water drinking – if pain is due to gas accumulation
  • Buttermilk with hing – if pain is due to gas accumulation
  • Hot water with hing – if pain is due to gas accumulation

Acupressure:

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Yoga Therapy:

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Postural Modifications:

 

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Diet:

Carrot Juice – 250 ml

Carrot, Tomato and Red apple Juice – 250 ml

Lemon Honey Juice – 250 ml

Note:

For further Treatments, Diet and Yoga Therapy – mail @ swastikanature@gmail.com

 

 

Free From Pain for Females

Dysmenorrhea:

Dysmenorrhea or painful periods is a medical condition of pain during menstruation that interferes with daily activities. Menstrual pain is often used synonymously with menstrual cramps, but the latter may also refer to menstrual uterine contractions, which are generally of higher strength, duration and frequency than in the rest of the menstrual cycle. Dysmenorrhea can feature different kinds of pain, including sharp, throbbing, dull, nauseating, burning, or shooting pain. Dysmenorrhea may precede menstruation by several days or may accompany it, and it usually subsides as menstruation tapers off. Dysmenorrhea may coexist with excessively heavy blood loss.

Classification:

Secondary dysmenorrhea is diagnosed when symptoms are attributable to an underlying disease, disorder, or structural abnormality either within or outside the uterus. Primary dysmenorrhea is diagnosed when none of these are detected.

The main symptom of primary dysmenorrhea is pain concentrated in the lower abdomen, in the umbilical region or the supra pubic region of the abdomen. It is also commonly felt in the right or left abdomen. It may radiate to the thighs and lower back.

Symptoms of Dysmenorrhea:

Symptoms often co-occurring with menstrual pain include nausea and vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, headache, dizziness, disorientation, hypersensitivity to sound, light, smell and touch, fainting, irritation and fatigue. Symptoms of dysmenorrhea often begin immediately following ovulation and can last until the end of menstruation. This is because dysmenorrhea is often associated with changes in hormonal levels in the body that occur with ovulation.

Causes of Dysmenorrhea:

The main causes of Dysmenorrhea for females are Distress and Wrong Lifestyle Adaptation like Wrong food habits, Improper sleeping time.

Primary Dysmenorrhea – First Aid Through Naturopathy:

  • Hot bag to low back, lower abdomen, inner thigh or calf muscles wherever painful
  • Warm Jeera water or Dhania water or Methi water (250 ml)
  • Buttermilk with Hing if any discomfort or blotting of abdomen
  • Cold leg pack for 40 min,
  • Warm water drinking throughout the day (2 1/2 to 3 litres)
  • Cold Foot Bath for 10 to 20 min if excessive bleeding
  • Acupressure on P6
  • Palm and Foot points Acupressure
  • Enough rest and proper sleep
  • Avoid coffee and caffeine substances
  • Avoid spicy, oily diet – preferred to take only bland diet
  • Lie down on either sides during pain than sleeping straight
  • Avoid Stress and Strain and Be relaxed throughout

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Similar application as Pic 2 to other painful areas.

Other respective treatments according to the existing symptoms.

Preventive measures to avoid Dysmenorrhea:

Adaptation of simple lifestyle with right time food habits having bland diet, adequate sleep, simple breathing practices and Yoga techniques and Distress free routine.