Pain in the back anywhere below the ribs and above the hips is called as lower back pain. The pain may vary between dull and sharp and may even cause numbness.
After the common cold, back pain is the most common reason why people take office leave. Usually, a back pain subsides on its own in a matter of weeks but for some, it continues to linger on for long and may needs medical help.
Back pain itself does not represent a serious condition but if associated with other medical conditions and can be a cause of concern.
The major accompanying symptom of back pain is stiffness of the back
This pain may come as a result of the following three regions
Upper back-cervical region- pain may radiate to the arms
Lower back– lumbar, sacral and coccyx region- radiate to lower limbs
Back comprises of vertebrae, intervertebral disc, spinal cord, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Vertebraes are bony structures that collectively make up the vertebral column. The vertebral canal runs through its length in the center.Any injury or damage to these columns or structures may lead to back pain.
Though there is no definite age when one may get back pain, this degenerative disease can affect people of all age groups mostly elderly.
Back pain can occur due to a variety of factors
Occupational: Professionals demanding to stand, sit or bend in positions that strain the back area may cause back pain.
Sports: Injuries or activities affecting back
Habit: Maintaining the faulty posture for a sustained period due to habitual behavior
Other reasons may include obesity, stress and depression, bad posture, pregnancy, etc
Though above I have listed some generalized reasons for back pain, it may also come off as a result of unknown factors.
Homeopathy is effective for both acute as well as chronic cases of back pain.
What causes back pain?
Poor posture is one of the leading cause of back pain.
The lower back bears nearly half of the weight of the body. The two points of the spine namely, cervical spine and dorsal spine are the weakest points and bear the most weight.
When they are not used at their proper position of function they suffer from stresses and strains that lead to back pain.
Though sudden back pain can develop through a variety of factors, real back pain begins when you have been performing the improper movement for a long period of time.
Some medical conditions that can create back pain
Backache can also be triggered through following health conditions
Aging can cause joints of the backbones to degenerate causing backache
Vitamin D and Calcium Deficiency
Vitamin D and calcium deficiency may cause osteoporosis and lead to back pain
Backbones have round resilient disks that act as shock absorbers. They help cushion the back.
Upon heavy impact, they might get displaced and create pain in the surrounding nerves
Fractures and Injuries
Falling in the back can create nerve, bone and tissue injury causing back pain
Spinal column becomes narrow
The spinal cord travels through the spinal column. With aging, the canal may become narrow and compress the contents within causing back pain.
Top homeopathic remedies for back pain
Suggested to patients whose pain worsens on standing up
Stiffness in joints and muscles
For low back pain
Pain while standing up from sitting position
Pain gets worse by cold
Muscles cramps at the lower back
Strong pain in the lower back that prevents the patient from coughing or making sudden movements
Lifestyle changes to help manage back pain include
- Maintain a proper posture
- Avoid lifting heaving things
- Avoid constant sitting and standing
- Lose weight
If you still have any doubt or concerns, please feel free to drop me a message at info@RChomeopathy.com.au and I will get back to you soon.
Note: Do not self-medicate any of the remedies listed above . Consult a qualified homeopath.