While pain medications, chiropractic therapy, physiotherapy, vitamin supplementation, cortisone treatment, and surgery are the conventional forms of treatment, homeopathy offers a holistic treatment which not only provides relief, but also restricts further degeneration. With a host of potent medicines to treat back problems, homeopathy has the advantage of having no side effects that are generally seen in steroids, painkillers, and other medications.
Homeopathy has successfully treated numerous cases with chronic back problems that have severe pain, spinal irritation, sensitive nerves, and back pains that originate from pelvic problems, uterine and rheumatic disorders.
Low back pain was a few years ago a phenomenon of the elderly. Nowadays, what with the driving and long working hours at the desk, it has become a common ailment even among youngsters. For that matter, back problems are very common and are often neglected.
People prefer to take painkillers for symptomatic relief and only when the pain is chronic, they consult a doctor. Long hours of sitting, wrong postures, insufficient calcium in the diet and diseases like osteoarthritis and spinal problems are the common causes of back problems.
In India, it has become a major health issue, one that even leads to disability. Seen more as an issue of women, back problems can create serious problems in mobility, and the general quality of life. Men are not spared and back problems are more than just occupational hazards.
Categorized in the musculoskeletal disorders, age, lifestyle, and diet are the main risk factors for back problems. Back problems can manifest as a painful condition due to deformities, stress, neurological problems, and other conditions. Here are a few conditions that cause back problems.
- Strain of muscles, or ligaments.
- Improper posture while sitting, or lifting weights.
- Spasms of muscles.
- Ruptured/Bulging discs.
- Sciatica pain.
- Unusual curvature of the spine.
- Neurological problems like Cauda equina syndrome.
- Even bad mattresses.
- Stiffness of the back
- Constant or intermittent pain
- Localized pain in specific areas of the mid or lower or upper back
- Chronic/sharp pain
- Back pain that radiates down to the thigh
- Physical examination