The term "back strain" is used to describe an injury to the muscles and/or ligaments of the lower back. The lumbar region supports the weight of the body, protects the spinal cord and it allows the
body to move by providing attachment sites for muscles. The muscles located closest to the vertebrae (back bones) help to provide stability to the spine. The muscles located further from the
vertebrae play a role in movement of the spine. Ligaments are like strong ropes that help connect bones and provide stability to joints. The low back is subjected to high amounts of stress with
bending, twisting and/or lifting activities. If the muscles and ligaments around the spine are stretched too far, or have too much load placed on them, it may result in small tears in the tissue
and a microscopic amount of bleeding. There is usually pain and tenderness around the muscles or ligaments that are injured. The affected muscles may also tighten up to protect the injured area.
People with back strains usually complain of the following problems:
Weakness in their leg muscles / Loss of leg muscle endurance / Pain and numbness that travels down either leg / Pain that is made worse by sneezing, coughing, or sitting down / Pain that is
associated with fevers, weight loss, or anything else that suggests that they are feeling unwell / Pain that wakes them up at night, or is worse when lying down. People with these warning signs
need to see a doctor about their back pain right away.
Treatments at Dhanwantri - Gifted with Indian holistic science, Ayurveda,
Dr. Namrata is successful to a large extent in combating various deadly disease. Moreover, she has over thirteen years of experience in treating the most complicated of cases. In Ayurved, the vital
points in the body are called Marma points , and are seen on the body where flesh, veins, arteries, tendons, bones and joints meet. They may be seen as the junctions where Vaata, Pitta and Kapha
meet. According scholars, there are 107 marma points in the body, networked to major charkas or energy centers of the body. ‚€œThe optimal stimulation of these pivotal points by massage
helps to develop the preventive health and longevity of the body and mind, ensuring the proper balance and flow of hormones, fluids, immune factors etc‚€ says Dr. Namrata. While undergoing
the treatment, the patient has to observe both physical and spiritual regimen for effective results. The medicated oils and decoctions used for the stimulation of the marma points are of ayurvedic
type. Apart from this, suitable panchakarma method is also prescribed according to the demand of the patient's physical condition.