ROLE OF YOGA, DIET AND LIFESTYLE MODIFICATION IN LOW BACK PAIN
*Dr. Sonia, BAMS MD and Dr. Rashma S., BAMS MD
Low back pain (LBP) is experienced in 60%–80% of adults at some point in their lifetime. LBP is an emerging problem in adolescents, with an incidence that is the highest in the third decade of life worldwide. Affecting Men & Women equally, it is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. Various risk factors such as obesity, smoking, family history, stress, and exercise have been described in the literature. These risk factors can result in the progression from an acute LBP episode to a chronic problem. Yoga is advisable for low back pain and recent studies in people with mild to moderate chronic low back pain suggest that a carefully adapted set of yoga postures may help reduce pain and improve the ability to walk and move. Major dietary cause of back pain includes excessive caffeine, alcohol, and sugar–all things that increase cortisol levels. When there's excess cortisol in the body, connective tissue can get inflamed, causing pain. So, diet modification also plays an important role in prevention of LBP. Due to changed in lifestyle the prevalence rate of LBP is increased in past decade and so related to which in ayurveda we get references in classics regarding specific regimens to be adopted like Dinacharya and Ritucharya which can be incorporated daily for prevention of LBP. Hence the present study is being taken to have a literary review on combined effect of yoga, diet and lifestyle modification on LBP.
Keywords: Low back pain (LBP), Yoga, Diet, Life style modification.
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