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Article: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS ON THE AYURVEDIC ASPECT OF KATIGRAHA (LOW BACK PAIN): A REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Vishal Aggarwal *, Anup Jain, Arun Gupta
Abstract: In the present era, lower back ache is most common problem of all age groups. It can be compared with the disease katigraha as mentioned in Ayurveda. In the modern world people are fed up with this condition. It is a condition in which katipradesha (low back) is affected by symptoms of shoola (pain) and stabhdhata (stiffness). Katigraha is explained by the Shodhala in the Kayachikitsa Khanda, Vataroga Adhikara. In this condition either shuddha (pure) vata or samavata gets lodged at katipradesha or produces symptoms there. In contemporary science low back pain is a chronic condition characterized by a persistent dull or sharp excruciating pain of the lower back. It is a disorder with many possible causes, taking place in many groups of the people. In our ancient texts katishoola and katistabhdhata have been described in various clinical conditions. This article mainly emphasis on describing the katigraha condition more widely and to differentiate other clinical conditions with katigraha. This will help us to do treatment more efficiently.
Keyword: Katigraha, Katishoola, Low back pain, Samavata and Shodhala