During Ramadan, there is a radical alteration in daily routine. Due to prolonged periods of fasting and altered sleep patterns, many individuals experience spinal health challenges. Here are some common issues and practical solutions to help manage spinal problems effectively. 

Why does my back hurt during Ramadan?

From prolonged sitting during suhoor, iftar meals, and extended standing during prayers like Taraweeh one can experience back discomfort as it can strain muscles and alleviate pain. 

  • Take breaks to stretch and walk around every hour.
  • Use cushions or supportive pillows to maintain proper posture while sitting.
  • Practice gentle back stretches to relieve tension in the muscles.

Back pain can be caused by extended hours of sitting. You must engage yourself in some physical activity. 

How do you maintain muscle during Ramadan?

Reduced energy levels during the fasting period can cause muscle fatigue and weakness. It can also increase the risk of spinal discomfort. To overcome this situation one can follow the following tips:

  • Maintaining a balanced diet during non-fasting hours ensures adequate nutrition and energy levels.
  • Focus on protein-rich foods and essential vitamins and minerals to support muscle health.
  • Pace yourself during physical activities to prevent muscle strain.

If you frequently experience lower back pain then you must intake protein-rich food. Protein helps build muscles and boost energy levels for longer periods.

How do you heal during Ramadan?

Dehydration can lead to back pain. It is essential to stay hydrated during Ramadan. Drink plenty of water in suhoor and iftar to keep your body fluids in balance. 

  • Drink plenty of water and hydrating fluids during non-fasting hours (suhoor and iftar).
  • Avoiding excessive caffeine and sugary beverages, which can contribute to dehydration.
  • Monitoring urine color to ensure adequate hydration levels – pale yellow urine indicates proper hydration.

Keeping yourself hydrated gives back pain relief. If you experience back discomfort more often then you must keep yourself hydrated. 

How do you stay healthy during Ramadan fasting?

By implementing these practical solutions, those observing Ramadan can effectively manage spinal health challenges and enjoy a more comfortable and fulfilling fasting experience. However, if spinal discomfort persists or worsens, it’s essential to seek medical advice from a healthcare professional or specialist.

 If you are experiencing spinal discomfort, call us at 0800-00-558 or book an appointment with our consultants. 


Prolonged periods of fasting and altered sleep patterns, can deteriorate spinal health. It can be managed by incorporating healthy habits.