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Why Back Pain is Common in Females and its Treatment

We often listen to “Behind every successful man, there is a woman”. This statement is based upon the uncountable efforts of the females in the expected functioning of not only her family but also the functioning of the whole world. 

Females support each individual in achieving life goals, and success. Females are known for their unbound strength and determination in making others’ lives happy. A female draws out various characteristics which are different from that of a male, varying from factors such as physical, mental, biological and reproductive. 

Amid playing numerous life roles such as mother, sister, daughter, wife, and many others, females neglect their own body care which further results in the development of various health-related issues from which back pain is the most common. 

In this article, we will throw light on the concept of why back pain is more common in females than males and how females can treat this annoying health issue.

What is back pain?

Back pain is the condition when an individual feels severe pain or ache anywhere in the back and sometimes all the way down to the buttocks and legs. Back pain is a common reason for absence from work and booking doctor’s appointments. It is really an uncomfortable and debilitating condition. 

Symptoms of back pain

The symptom of back pain can range from muscle aches to shooting, stabbing, or burning sensations. The pain may radiate down to the legs or become worse when lifting, twisting, bending, walking, or standing. 

The pain may be less at the initial stage but can increase over time if preventive measures or proper treatment methods are not taken.

Why is back pain more common in females?

We observed that females suffer more from back pain as compared with males. Doctors found that the causes of back pain are more in females. Males get pain due to an injury, muscle damage, or pulled ligament. 

But in females, there are various other causes also which can develop back pain. These causes may include:

  • Endometriosis

It is a condition in which the tissue that lines the uterus, known as endometrial tissue, starts to grow outside the uterus. 

With endometriosis, this tissue often grows on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and other tissues lining the pelvis. It may even grow around the urinary tract and bowel. 

Overall body pain especially in the back is one of the major symptoms of endometriosis.

  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

PMS is a condition many women get before their periods. It has many potential symptoms, and you likely won’t have all of them. Broadly, symptoms include severe back pain, fatigue, headache, and bloating. 

PMS starts a few days before the periods and it ends within a day after periods start.

  • Premenstrual dysmorphic disorder (PMDD)

It is a more severe form of PMS, where symptoms significantly interfere with daily life. Some people with PMDD may even have trouble functioning when they have symptoms. Fewer women have PMDD than PMS. 

PMDD may also result in severe back pain and body weakness.

  • Dysmenorrhea

The condition of having very painful menstruation is termed dysmenorrhea. The pain in this condition is mainly observed in the lower back, lower abdomen, legs, and hips. This pain usually lasts for 1 to 3 days. The pain may be mild to severe and it may feel like shooting pains. 

  • Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a mixed situation of happiness and body complications. Back pain is a common issue while suffering from pregnancy. This may be due to the weight gain, shifting of the body’s center of gravity, and relaxation of ligaments for preparation for birth. 

How to get rid of back pain?

The proper treatment of back pain is necessary to be taken at the correct time. Untreated back pain can interfere with daily routine activities and can be proven as an annoying condition for you. 

To help you in treating back pain, a renowned and trustworthy Ayurvedic organization- “Life Aveda” formulated some wonderful effective herbal remedies after intense research and studies. All these remedies are prepared with the best quality extract of herbs and will treat your back pain in a completely natural way. Life Aveda’s expert doctors make sure that no artificial ingredients such as preservatives, colors, heavy metals, flavors, toxins, or any chemicals are used in the formulation of these herbal products. Thus, there are no adverse effects of these medicines. Take a look at these herbal remedies.

Herbal Remedies of Back Pain by Life Aveda

Life Aveda’s Ortho Aid capsules are prepared with the best quality extract of herbs such as Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Guggal (Commiphora mukul), Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), etc. All these herbs work in a synergistic manner to improve ortho health and relieving back pain. Ortho Aid capsules of Life Aveda will reduce inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and spasm in the joints. Along with that, they lubricate the joints, tissues and protect them from various diseases.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals or as directed by the physician.

Boswellia-Curcumin capsules of Life Aveda consist of pure quality extracts of Curcumin (Curcuma longa) herb which is a rich source of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties and Boswellia(Shallaki). These capsules will treat your back pain, arthritis, reduce inflammation, remove harmful substances from your body, and promotes overall well-being.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals or as directed by the physician.

The best quality extract of Moringa (Moringa oleifera) is formulated in the Moringa capsules of Life Aveda. These capsules are the powerhouse of antioxidants, numerous nutrients, and vitamins that promote overall well-being, increase energy levels and boost the body’s stamina by removing fatigue. Along with that, Moringa capsules are highly beneficial in maintaining the normal health of the bones and joints. 

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals or as directed by the physician.

It is a blended mixture of Gandhpura oil, Maha Narayan oil, Pudina oil, Nilgiri oil, and various other joint pain relieving oils. The use of this oil will treat back pain, arthritis and prevent various disorders of bones, muscles, and joints. This oil is also very helpful in preventing age-related effects such as weakness, swelling, and pain in the joints.

Dosage: Roll on the oil in sufficient quantity and do a gentle massage twice daily on the affected area

Other tips for treating back pain

Here are some other tips to treat or prevent back pain:

  • Warm bath: Taking a bath with warm water will improve circulation and provide relief from stiffness and muscle pain. Try to take bath with warm water when feeling pain in the back.
  • Exercise: Keeping yourself physically active is also a good way to prevent or treat back pain. Exercise will improve circulation and ease the tensed muscles.
  • Body stretching: Do overall body stretching to prevent any muscle injury or to avoid stiffness in the body muscles. 
  • Body posture: Observe your body posture while sitting, standing, walking, or running. An inappropriate posture is also a key factor in back pain. So, always sit, stand, or do other activities while keeping your body posture correct. 
  • A pillow: Placing a pillow between your knees if you sleep on your side, or under your knees, if you sleep on your back, may help ease back pain and discomfort.

Conclusion

Back pain is a major problem in females that can make you absent from the office and disturb your day-to-day life. You can use the above-mentioned herbal remedies and tips to treat back pain in a more effective way and natural way. You can also consult an Ayurveda expert online by dialing +917743002519 or visiting www.avedaayur.com

About Dr. Ranjana Kaushal

Dr. Ranjana Kaushal (MD Ayurveda) has 8 years of experience in the field of Ayurveda. Right now she is working as an Ayurveda consultant with Life Aveda. She has immense knowledge about herbs, their uses, and formulations. She has published articles related to many herbs and diseases in an international journal. She is also a degree holder in yoga and naturopathy. Read More..

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