aches with no apparent precipitating cause, are usually diagnosed as
'spondylosis' which means aging spine. A sudden change in lifestyle may
be a cause. Active sports people who give up sports abruptly and those
who suddenly become health conscious and take up vigorous 'gym-works' are
more prone. Weight reduction and graded exercises will help. Maintenance
of erect posture, using a firm mattress, going down on knees to pick-up
things from the floor and using western toilets instead of Indian toilets
will help. If performing regular daily excercises it is essential to stretch to
avoid these injuries. Adding a yoga session to
your routine can be a great way to add stretching to your week.
addition to yoga has many health benefits of yoga, as proven by science.
pain must be investigated to rule out serious problems such as cancer or
infection. Investigation should also be undertaken, if the backache is
associated with leg or arm pain or belt like pain around the trunk which
may suggest nerve involvement. Some tumors in the spinal cord also
present this way and may be associated with progressive weakness and/or
numbness of limbs. Women must obtain a gynecologist's assessment as well.