About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Yoga and Back Pain - Healing benefits of yoga

Font : A-A+

Yoga and Back Pain - Healing benefits of yoga

  • Yoga strengthens muscle groups. Many postures in yoga strengthen the back and abdominal muscles and help the body maintain a proper upright posture and movement. When these muscles are well conditioned, it helps to offset back pain.
  • Yoga eases lower back pain, by stretching and strengthening the muscles of the lower back. It increases blood circulation, which brings healing nutrients to the injured tissues.
Advertisement
  • Yoga helps in proper body alignment and good posture, which helps maintain a natural curvature of the spine, that is crucial in avoiding lower back pain.
  • Yoga increases the awareness of the body and keeps the body healthy and supple.
  • Yoga incorporates stretching and relaxation, which reduces tension in stress carrying muscles.

Thus yoga is an excellent therapy for healing injured and sore back muscles, speeding time to recover from an injury and preventing reinjury. It also reduces the risk of disability due to back pain.

Backache strikes when the muscles are under fatigue, commonly at the neck or lumbar region (where most twisting, turning or bending occurs). Frequent backaches occur due to overstrained or overstretched muscles, improper sitting positions, stress, lumbar scoliosis and earlier injuries. Many conditions cause back pain and they can be treated with conscious and gentle yoga practice. However, all cases of back pain need to be evaluated by a medical expert for diagnosis and treatment.

Advertisement

Know Thy Vertebra

To understand back pain, we need to know about the structure of the Backbone. 33 vertebrae form the backbone. The backbone gives the main support to human beings to keep them erect in standing position. This vertebrae is further divided into 5 sections, namely,

  1. Cervical region contains 7 vertebrae
  2. Thoracic region contains 12 vertebrae
  3. Lumbar region contains 5 vertebrae
  4. Sacral region contains 5 vertebrae
  5. Coccyx region contains 4 vertebrae

Citations   close

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. (2013, April 19). Yoga and Back Pain - Healing benefits of yoga. Medindia. Retrieved on Jul 02, 2022 from https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/yogaandbackpain_benefits.htm.

  • MLA

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. "Yoga and Back Pain - Healing benefits of yoga". Medindia. Jul 02, 2022. <https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/yogaandbackpain_benefits.htm>.

  • Chicago

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. "Yoga and Back Pain - Healing benefits of yoga". Medindia. https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/yogaandbackpain_benefits.htm. (accessed Jul 02, 2022).

  • Harvard

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. 2021. Yoga and Back Pain - Healing benefits of yoga. Medindia, viewed Jul 02, 2022, https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/yogaandbackpain_benefits.htm.


Do you wish to consult a Complementary Medicine Doctor / Alternative Medicine Doctor for your problem? Ask your question

Dr. Reema Lakshmi. M
Dr. Reema  Lakshmi. M
BAMS, MS, CRAV
3 years experience
Ms. Raajshree Tamhane
Ms. Raajshree Tamhane
MSc, PhD
3 years experience
View All

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.

Recommended Reading
Advertisement
Health Topics A - Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



    Advertisement
    What's New on Medindia
    Are Menopause Symptoms Troubling You?: Try these Options
    Vaccination  And Counter  Measures Against  Monkeypox
    Indian Railways Special Concession on Health Grounds
    View all

    Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
    Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

    Most Popular on Medindia

    A-Z Drug Brands in India Diaphragmatic Hernia Blood Donation - Recipients Vent Forte (Theophylline) Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Color Blindness Calculator Drug Side Effects Calculator Drug Interaction Checker The Essence of Yoga

    Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

    © All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

    This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use