Back Pain

PVM Hospital

Low back pain (pelvis, hip &leg) and high back pain (neck, shoulder & hand) are said to be the price, man pays for their erect posture. In this screen age (mobile, computer, TV screens etc), the incidence of back pain is increasing. Thus it is evident that sedentary life style also contributes.  Unlike manmade machines human body is a self repairing unit. (Wounds& fractures heal by its self. Doctor only facilitates).

There is an Innate Corrective Mechanism (ICM) for both structures as well as functions of our body. This mechanism can be activated only if there are minute injuries regularly. The ICM will repair strengthen and equip our body structurally when we do physical exercise. Exercise is minute injuries to stimulate ICM.The functional ICM will be activated as we take religious fasting.Yoga&Pranayama help both and also flexibility. If a person with a sedentary lifestyle is compelled to lift a heavy weight, as his spinal ligaments, muscles, and vertebrae are not fit, he may sustain Vata kopa followed by slip disc, spondylitis, spondylolisthesis etc with sudden onset of back pain on hip, pelvis &even to legs 


If you are a healthy person and you want to prevent from back pain the following tips can help you. Apply pure gingelly oil ( oil of sesamum indicum) dialy all over the body and have a bath after half to one hour (cold water on head and hot water on body). Stimulate your (ICM) by doing Regular exercise like brisk walking or swimming. Both of this will give an optimum level of strength to bone, ligaments & muscles of your low back. Don’t avoid these on the excuse of playing games like shuttle or tennis. You have to do some yoga specific to your lumbar region. This is aimed to bring strength as well as flexibility and life to your connective tissue and muscles. These will keep you fit to do any kind of lifting pulling etc. Don’t lift pull or push if you are not walking or swimming for last three months. Maintain an optimum Body weight. Maintain correct Posture while working. Avoid pillow while sleep in supine (eyes facing ceiling), or prone (chest on bed). Use thick pillow to support your chest while sleep semi prone position and to support head& neck while sleeping on your side. Use a flat cot ,no coir no cane surface. Bed should be coir form with coir side up, no cotton,no sponge alone 


According to Ayurveda vitiation or imbalance of Vatha dosha (ICM of nervous system) is the main reason of almost all diseases especially the back pain. The back pain is known as "kadeegraham or kadeesoola" in Ayurveda. Vatha dosha is the leader of other two “doshas” called Pitha (ICM of metabolism) and Kapha (ICM of water balance system).If we conquer or pacify the leader Vatha, then Pitha and Kapha will become balanced automatically. So the treatments for back pain are aimed to bring vatha dosha to a balanced stage or stimulate ICM of nervous system function normally. 

Treatments for back pain and duration are selected depending on severity, duration of diseases, and various other factors like nature of job, exertion, food habits, bowel habits and vitiated dosha  etc. Common modes of treatments are


In mild cases taking some herbal medication along with oilation  and preventive measures will help to cure back pain


The following In Patient treatments can be done as both curative as well as preventive

  • Pizhichel
  •  Abyangam & steam bath with virechana
  • Navarakizhi
  • Dhanyamla dhara
  • Kadeevasthy
  • Thaila vasthy
  • Kashaya vasthy
  • Yoga training to prevent back pain
  • Pelvic traction

After all these treatments The patient is adviced on a special diet with a period of rest(Padhyam) along with taking internal medications at home


In 90% cases back pain is cured.1% cases where there is nerve impinchment after doing Ayurvedic treatments we put a body cast which ensure absolute rest at the affected part along with pelvic traction, In rare cases when the patient cannot tolerate pain till ICM become normal then the case is referred for surgery.and there after ayurvedic treatment to protect other discs.  In PVM HOSPITAL it is our motto that our doctors will participate in treatments at least in the first day so that your Doctor will have a clear cut understanding about your condition 

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Parathuvayalil Poulose Vaidyan Memorial(PVM) Group
PVM HOSPITAL, Keezhillathu Ayur Gramam
Keezhillam P O, Kerala, INDIA, Pin: 683541
Ph :+91 9447413981, +91 9447765344 , +(91)484-2653178

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