Back & Neck pain

Back and neck pain can be associated with a number of reasons, spinal disc problems, spondylosis, ligament injuries, injuries from sprains, fractures, or accidents, and pelvic inflammatory diseases are considered to be the major causes.

According to Ayurveda,back and neck pain mainly occurs due to poor or unhealthy diet and bad posture, which in turn results in the lack of flexibility of the muscles, causing severe pain in the upper, middle or lower back. As the pain continues to aggravate, it tends to spread to both the sides of the waist as well as the hip. Although back pain can be associated with a number of reasons, spinal disc problems, ligament injuries, injuries from sprains, fractures, or accidents, and pelvic inflammatory diseases are considered to be the major causes

Ayurveda cites imbalance of Vata dosha as the main reason for back pain, which is called Nitambha Shoola in traditional ayurvedic texts. This can occur due to muscle and/or bone weaknesses, the reason why most of the ayurvedic treatments for back pain focus on regaining the balance of Vata dosha.