Low back pain is the most common health complaint in the age group of 35-50 years. Sometimes, it is associated with several other diseases as well, such as Anemia, Sciatica, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hemorroids, Urinary calculi, Uterine disorders, constiptation etc.,

Kati refers to ‘low back’ (hip) and Shoola refers ‘pain’.

Pain is confined to lower part of the spine (back bone) especially lumbar region or Lumbo-sacral area (rarely sacro-iliac region also). Rarely, radiating pain may be complained by the patients towards lower limbs. But it is quite common in low back aches if the defect is in the discs between vertebrae (back bones). Often the movements of Lumbo-sacral region like flexion and rotation are hampered either partially or completely.

Symptoms of back pain may include:

  •    Muscle ache
  •    Shooting or stabbing pain
  •    Pain that radiates down your leg
  •    Limited flexibility or range of motion of the back
  •    Inability to stand up straight

Line of treatment:
Following treatments are generally adopted in case of Katishoola (low back pain). It includes various measures to suit its varied clinical entities, stages and associated complaints.

  • Abhyanga (Massage with medicated oil)
  • BasphaSweda (Steam, generally carried after Abhyanga)
  • Kati Basti (Oil pooling in the Lumbo Sacral region)
  • PatraPindaSweda (Medicated fomentation through pain relieving herbs)
  • Upanaha – Application of herbal pastes
  • Virechana – (Therapeutic Purgation)
  • Basti (Medicated Enemas)

Therapies may range between 3 – 6 weeks and can expect maximum recovery with in this period. Duration may vary further based on the underlying cause.

JSS Ayurveda Hospital’s ‘Ayurveda Rejuvenation’ program addresses health issues arising from the rigors of modern lifestyles and is suitable for overall recalibration & maintenance or relief from specific ailments such as Arthritic related problems, Musculoskeletal problems, back pain, circulation etc.,