Ayurveda has an extensive pharmacopoeia, predominantly herbs and minerals. Their healing properties are well summarized in modern texts. Ayurvedic formulations, often complex with several herbal-mineral ingredients, are governed by well-described pharmacological principles of preparation, compatibility and administration. In some complex, well-controlled physicochemical processes convert raw metals and minerals into potent medicines known as bhasmas. Although classic texts contain descriptions of classic formulations, traditional Ayurvedic practitioners often modify them to suit the individual constitution (prakriti), which confers genetic predisposition toward disease and therapy response, and is vital to ensure medication safety. Safety is inherently bound to efficacy, forming an important endpoint when preparing an Ayurvedic formulation. A formulation’s medicinal power is a function of its milieu interior, not merely due to any single plant extract. Molecular structure as viewed in modern science is not described, and is of no particular significance in determining a formulation’s therapeutic properties. Ayurveda’s basic perspective: “no two individuals are alike” holds, even when they suffer from seemingly similar ailments. Also, advice on diet, exercise, and lifestyle are inherently bound to its basic therapeutic approach. Rather than seeking support from laboratory or imaging investigations, Ayurvedic physicians use subtle clinical methods to diagnose and monitor therapeutic response.
Sciatic nerves pass through the vertebral column. They get pressed by the vertebrae and this causes severe pain. People experiencing sciatica complain about the pain not being limited to the waist but also being carried down to one of the legs, all the way to the toes.
Symptoms of low back pain are created according to the causative factor.
If someone has back pain due to tuberculosis, they will also experience other symptoms like weight loss, decreased appetite and an evening rise in body temperature.
Similarly in rheumatism, inflamed joints with pain in different body parts and problems in the digestive system are also experienced. If there are degenerative changes then back pain will be associated with pain in other body parts like the knees. Degenerative changes happen everywhere simultaneously.