Back pain is the most common reason to seek medical attention. Yoga has consistently been used to cure and prevent back pain by enhancing strength and flexibility. Both acute and long-term stress can lead to muscle tension and *exacerbate back problems.(*aggravate) Here is the results of a study performed measuring treating Back Pain with Yoga
Both acute and long-term stress can lead to muscle tension and exacerbate back problems.
Back-pain can also come as a result of tight hamstrings and weak abdominal muscles. The Yoga postures that are learnt can alleviate these conditions over time however there is work that will need to be done.
Please remember that yoga is no quick fix, and results will come slowly and steadily. Anything that markets itself as a quick fix should be looked at very carefully before a decision is made.
Please remember that each time you do yoga, you are investing in
your health and well-being. Prevention is always the best medicine.
If you have already got back-pain, please ease into your yoga poses
slowly and really look to gain understanding from each posture you
Many conditions can cause back and neck pain,
ranging from injury to infection to simply twisting the wrong
way. An injury sustained in an automobile or other type of
accident can damage muscles, joints, ligaments, and vertebrae.
Pain can be constant or intermittent. Intensity can vary from a dull ache to searing agony. The onset may be sudden, with or without apparent reason, or gradual. Most back pain resolves in a few days or weeks with or without treatment. However, some people have chronic pain that lasts months or years.
Severe pain lasting more than a few days without improvement may require medical attention. Anyone having difficulty passing urine; numbness in the back or genital area; numbness, pins and needles, or weakness in the legs; shooting pain down the leg; or unsteadiness when standing should see a physician immediately.
Localized pain is often described as aching, tight, stiff, sore, burning, throbbing, or pulling. The pain may worsen while bending, sitting, walking, or standing too long in one position. It may also be more prevalent at different times of the day, such as when a person wakes up in the morning.
Pinched nerves produce numbness or tingling, warm or cold sensations, and burning or stabbing pain that begins in the back and radiates down the leg (e.g., sciatica) or arm. Activities such as coughing, sneezing, or walking may increase pressure on the pinched nerve and aggravate the pain.
Compressed nerves causes numbness and weakness in the muscle associated with the nerve. The muscle may atrophy if the compression is not relieved. An infection affecting the spinal cord or nerves may produce fever and lethargy as well as symptoms of compression.