6 Ayurvedic Remedies for Back Pain

6 Ayurvedic Remedies for Back PainDr. kranthi Vardhan

6 Ayurvedic Remedies for Back Pain

Back pain is the most common concern these days that many are complaining of due to changing lifestyles. 

The reasons could be many such as wrong sleeping position or an erred sitting posture, and back pain could be a result of various factors. and it may as well be aggravated if left unattended. 

Fortunately, back pain can be addressed, managed and even prevented at times with the right care and treatment. Ayurvedic remedies have a holistic approach in preventing back pain. In case you are a patient with chronic back pain Ayurvedic remedies can also treat it from the root.

There are a number of back pain Ayurvedic remedies that you can consider while looking for solutions. At Vardhan Ayurveda Hospital, we offer most of the treatments to individuals seeking relief from back pain.

In this article, we will be discussing some essential and useful ayurvedic remedies for back pain. But before that, let’s first go through the causes and early diagnosis of back pain.


The faulty way of living causes stress both mental and physical. In turn, it results in the aggravation of Vata dosha which is responsible for pain.

Back pain can also lead to sciatica which is identified as radiating pain from the lower back to the backside of either one or both legs.

Some of the common medical causes of back pain are:

  • Ligaments damage
  • Fracture, trauma or sprain
  • Infection or inflammation
  • Sports or sudden spinal injuries
  • Heavy lifting 
  • Arthritis
  • Spondylosis
  • Slipped disc
  • Osteopathic 
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It is advisable to consult your physician in case of adverse cases of back pain.

Now let’s move on to the Ayurvedic remedies which will help you manage and prevent back pain.


Ayurvedic remedies for back pain are focused on various components such as diet, lifestyle, and herbal remedies.

When we stress on the term ‘lifestyle change’ it refers to a change in your current sitting and sleeping postures to maintain the natural curvature of your back.

Ayurvedic remedies aim at minimising the inflammation in soft tissues and relaxing the supporting musculature.

Incorrect posture leads to a compression in the intervertebral joint space causing vitiation of Vata which can be corrected through the use of essential herbal medications orally.

The other way of correcting the Vata dosha is by detoxification using ayurvedic therapy known as Panchakarma.


Enema is one of the ayurvedic remedies or processes that helps to correct the Vata imbalance. It also strengthens the bones and joints, hence, reducing back pain.

Ayurvedic enemas are performed using essential oils for cleansing the colon and eliminating unwanted waste material from the body. 


Abhyanga is a type of Ayurvedic massage which is done with warm herbal oil. It is the most effective Ayurvedic treatment for dealing with or preventing back pain by providing relief from prolonged back pain by balancing the doshas.

 Kati Vasti is also another Ayurvedic method of treating lower back pain.



Guggul is the best pain relieving ayurvedic remedy. It works effectively for relieving back pain.

Guggul has been used for over 3000 years now. Guggul ayurvedic remedy is made from the sap (gum resin) of the Commiphora mukul tree, which is native to India.

This tree has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, and Ayurvedic texts dating back to 600 BC recommend it for treating spine-related problems.


Shallaki is one of the ancient ayurvedic herbs. It has been significantly used since the ancient period for curing various health-related issues. The botanical name for Shallaki (Sanskrit) is Boswellia serrata. 

Useful properties

  • It has an anti-inflammatory property which helps reduce the pain.
  • It has anti-arthritic property 
  • It also has antiseptic properties


Nirgundi, an ayurvedic remedy which is also called a five-leaved chaste tree, is a potent ayurvedic plant, that possesses noteworthy therapeutic properties and heals several ailments including asthma, muscle spasms and anxiety.

According to ancient Ayurvedic texts the literal meaning of  “Nirgundi”, is “that which protects the body from diseases”. True to its name, this wonderful gift of Mother Nature offers some fantastic rewards for overall human health which includes the prevention and cure for back pain.

The ample presence of alkaloid nishindine, in nirgundi root and bark extracts, has anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain-relieving) qualities. This helps to reduce joint pain and muscle spasms too.

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