India is gifted with the gift of yoga which is a treasure for years. But the presence and benefits of yoga can be seen in every religion. If we see Islam, the posture for reading namaaz followed by the Islamic ritual – the salat has a direct influence on the exercise for back pain as prescribed in yoga.
A recent study by the Binghamton University suggests that complex physical motions of the daily prayers as shown in the Muslim religion leads to a reduction in back problems.
Simarly, the act of bowing down, kneeling and placing the foreheads on the ground as part of the prayer ritual in Sikhism also shows the importance of yoga in their religion.
“One way to think about the movements is that they are similar to those of yoga or physical therapy intervention exercises used to treat low back pain,” says Professor Mohammad Khasawneh. This is also seen in Buddhist prayer regime, adds Professor Mohammad.
But there is more than just a religious importance to this. It was also seen that during this bowing position, the amount of stress on the lower back is the most. But for those with pain in this area, it is important that the use of correct knee and back angles during the ritual can decrease the pain over time. It is also seen that in case the person suffers from lower back pain then incorrect angles of the knee and back and make the pain more severe.
It is normally seen that the lower back pain amongst women is more than in men and it tends to become severe with age. Older adults can experience pain due to a number of reasons but it is more likely suffer from pain related to degeneration of the joints in the spine. Two of the most common causes of lower back pain in older adults include osteoarthritis and spinal stenos is.
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