Back problems

Backache or back pain can be defined as a discomfort felt in upper, lower and middle back arising mostly due to structural formations in the back like nerves, ligaments or bones.  Pain in the back may be of three types upper backache (affects thoracic and cervical spine), middle backache (affects dorsal spine), lower backache (affects lumbo-sacral spine). Lower backache is also known as lumbago and is the most common type of backache. Pain in back can also be defined and classified on basis of duration. Acute backache lasts for few days whereas chronic backache lasts for around 3-4 months approximately.

 

Signs and Symptoms:

Symptoms of low back pain may include:

Tenderness, pain, and stiffness in the lower back

Pain that spreads into the buttocks or legs

Having a hard time standing up or standing in one position for a long time

Discomfort while sitting

Weakness and tired legs while walking.

Cause:

Pain in the back may be because of many reasons such as due to infections in the spine, due to injury or abnormal posture, heavy lifting, referred pain from various other body parts. Metastasis also causes back pain. In this disease cancer of many forms may spread to the bones or spine causing backache. Prolonged work or movement or sitting at a place may also cause backache. Osteoarthritis also causes backache in which the joints in backbone start degenerating. Preventions of backache is a measure one should take at a certain age.

Risk factors for back pain include age, smoking, being overweight, being female, being anxious or depressed, and either doing physical work or sedentary work.

 

Nutrition and Dietary Supplements

There is no special diet for back pain, but you can help keep your body in good shape by eating a healthy diet with, vegetables, lots of fruits and whole grains. Choose foods that are low in saturated fat and sugar. Drink plenty of water.Foods that are high in antioxidants (such as green leafy vegetables and citrus fruits) may help fight inflammation.

Avoid caffeine and other stimulants, alcohol, and tobacco.

Exercise moderately at least 25-30 minutes daily.

 

Homeopathic Approach:

Use of homeopathic medicines, a proper exercise routine, a balanced diet is what it usually takes to avoid backaches. Homeopathy is considered to be one of the most active ingredients in curing backaches.

Homeopathy is one of the best ways of curing a person. It basically aims at removing all the symptoms and ailments from which a person is suffering. The theory of homeopathy states that for making a person completely fit one should remove all the symptoms of disease which a person is suffering from. Homeopathy basically relieves the cramping of the back muscle and provides a pain relief treatment mostly without side effects.  Homeopathy aims not only to treat backache but to find its root cause and its vulnerability to the patient. It aims at removing the basic cause of pain. A follow-up for that is needed from the patient’s side  which include past medical history, present symptoms, family history etc.  after that a remedy is chosen from a list of remedies based on the location, intensity, basis of cause etc.

Homeopathy proves to be a very effective treatment for these pains and and only for the temporary basis but also on the permanent basis where it lowers the reasons for the pain and increases health.