Low back pain, a common problem that almost everyone faces during his or her lifetime can completely limit one’s movement. At times, the pain may be so severe that one is forced to remain in bed.
Common Causes of Low Back Pain
The usual cause of low back pain is the sedentary lifestyle that we lead these days. There is hardly any movement. We remain seated most of the time and stand for very short periods of time. Unfortunately walking, running and cycling like activities are also not a part of our daily routine. To add to it, our diet consists more and more of junk food. Fresh fruits, vegetables and high fibre foods are consumed less and less. This is a worldwide trend and is seen across all ages and cultures. These daily practices lead to obesity. The increased body weight puts lot of pressure on the spine which has to bear all the extra unwanted weight. The back muscles which are already weak due to lack of exercise and wrong posture are unable to cope with this increased load. This causes pain in the back muscles.
Treatment for Low Back Pain
Treating low back pain requires a multi pronged approach.Regular walking is also very helpful as it is a wholesome exercise of the body, improves blood circulation and helps lose weight. Here one needs to stress on a point that losing weight is an important part of the whole treatment plan.
When it comes to treating low back pain, there is too much reliance on painkillers in the allopathic system of medicine. The effect of these is only temporary and lasts for a few hours. Once the effect wears off, you have to take another painkiller. While painkillers may be necessary in acute stage and when the pain is unbearable, it is not a long term solution or treatment for low back pain. On the contrary, they can be harmful. Prolonged use of painkillers is known to cause detrimental effect on the kidneys. They may also be associated with some other unpleasant side effects and allergies. Under these circumstances, it makes sense to seek a permanent cure or treatment of the low back pain.
Alternative treatment or Homeopathic treatment for low back pain
When it comes to the medicinal treatment, homeopathic medicines are very helpful. They not only treat the acute stages but are also very helpful in the chronic stage of back pain. It must be said here that homeopathy offers a much better alternative for the permanent cure for low back pain. The focus of the homeopath is not just to relieve the immediate pain but to also eliminate the root cause of the pain. That is precsely why the homeopath asks so many questions which may or may not seem related to your immediate problem. A common cause that is easily overlooked is the presence of stress in an individual. Mental stress can also contribute to low back pain and should be taken into account while taking the details of the patient. This is absolutely necessary if you want a lasting cure. In my practice, I have treated hundreds and hundreds of cases of low back pain. I can vouch for the efficacy of the homeopathic system of medicine in treating low back pain on the basis of my experience spread over almost two decades. It is only from my personal experience that I am giving the 5 best homeopathic medicines for low back pain.
5 best Homeopathic medicines for low back pain
Rhus Tox-One of the best homeopathic medicines for low back pain with relief from motion
When the pain is worse from the first movement or while beginning to move and the pain is relieved by continuous movement, Rhus Tox is one of the best homeopathic medicines for low back pain. There is stiffness in the back. The stiffness and back pain are worse during rest. One is forced to move around as the pain feels slightly better from motion. The back pain is also worse in the morning and is better after fetting up and moving around for a while. There is restlesness which is physical in nature. The pain is also better by lying on something hard and is increased by sitting.
Arnica-One of the best homeopathic medicines for low back pain due to injury
When the cause is an injury to the back, Arnica is one of the best homeopathic medicines for low back pain. The injury to the back may be of recent or distant past. The chronicity of the complaint does not matter. If the pain originated because of any injury, Arnica will cure it. There is soreness and stiffness in the back muscles. He feels that every surface on which he lies is hard. It does not matter that the mattress may be softest possible.
Bryonia-One of the best homeopathic medicines for low back pain aggravated by motion
When the backache is worse during movement or by motion, Bryonia is one of the best homeopathic medicines for low back pain. The defining characteristic of this medicine is its aggravation from motion. The pains are worse by heat also. The pains are stitching and tearing in nature. Stiffness of the back is another prominent symptom of this medicine. The pains are better by resting and lying on a hard surface.
Kali Carb-One of the best Homeopathic medicines for low back pain after delivery
In the case of females, when the pain starts after delivery, Kali Carb is one of the best homeopathic medicines for low back pain. There is a great sense of weakness in the back muscles. The pains are sharp and cutting in nature. The backache is better by motion. The pain is also worse in the morning. Increased sweating is also a good indication for this medicine.
Mag Phos –One of the best Homeopathic medicines for low back pain relieved by heat
When the pain is relieved by external application of heat, Mag Phos is one of the best homeopathic medicines for low back pain. The pain may be of recent origin or distant past. It does not matter whether the pain is at an acute stage or chronic stage. There is cramping pain in muscles of the back. The pains may radiate from the back pain to the legs.