Pain in the back is the most common reason people miss their work and visit a doctor for. Back pain is a leading cause of disability and missing work all over the world.(3)
Pain in the back can range in intensity from being mild to very severe. The symptoms of back pain include:
- Muscle ache.
- Shooting and stabbing pain.
- Amelioration of pain on reclining.
- Pain aggravating on bending, lifting, walking and standing.
- Pain radiating down to the leg.
The Causes of Back Pain Can Be:
- Habitual, due to patient’s faulty posture.
- Occupational in the profession where their work requires them to stand or drive or be in an uncomfortable posture for an extended period of time
- Sports-related back pain, which mostly affects athletes/sports people.
- Other unknown related reasons for back pain.
Homeopathy is an alternative treatment, which proves to be really effective in treating back pain, and also reduces the use of other healthcare services.(1,2) There are various medicine options in homeopathy, which are quite effective in alleviating back pain and its associated discomforts.(7)
Homeopathic Medicines for Managing Back Pain
Belladonna (8): Also known as “deadly night shade” is used for the back pain, which is severe with burning, spasmodic, throbbing and shooting pain. If the back pain gets worse on motion, touch, from draft of air or cold; then belladonna is a medicine of choice. Belladonna is mostly given when suffering from lower back pain.
Bryonia (5): Bryonia is a plant and this is another homeopathy remedy used for low back pain.(5) Back pain makes it difficult for the patient to move; and Bryonia is effective in managing back pain which increases upon turning side to side, coughing or any kind of sudden movement.(9) This is why Bryonia is usually recommended for severe back pain.
Ruta Graveolens (6,9): Ruta graveolens (rue) is a medicine of choice used in homeopathy when the patient experiences stiffness in the back, which is accompanied by soreness.
Rhus Toxicodendron: Also known as “poison ivy,” this is the most recommended homeopathy medicine for back pain. If the back pain worsens with damp, cold weather, triggers with overexertion or from lifting heavy weight, Rhus Toxicodendron can bring in the much-needed relief for your back pain.(9) Also, relief to back pain is brought about by massage, hot bath, pressure, and warm application along with homeopathy remedies.
Nux Vomica: Nux Vomica is prescribed when the back pain worsens in cold, damp weather and at night. There are painful muscular cramps in the lower back and Nux Vomica in homeopathy plays an important role in managing back pain.(9)
Kali Carbonicium (9): Back pain with a sense of exhaustion in the back, which feels like broken and knees are giving away and the pain is worse when lying on the affected side, from cold and better by pressure and warmth.(9) Such back pains can be managed effectively by giving Kali carbonicium. In females, this homeopathy medicine relieves back pain due to labor or menstrual periods.
Aesculus: This role of this homeopathy medicine is recommended for managing back pain in sacral or sacroiliac areas.(9) The pain feels worse when standing up from sitting position and while stooping.(9) Aesculus is the most recommended homeopathy remedy in those with venous congestion and hemorrhoids.(9)
Calcarea Phos: This homeopathy medicine is given in cases of stiffness and soreness in the spinal muscles and joints; especially neck and upper back.(9) The drafts of cold air make the back pain worse as does exertion. There is excessive aching in the bones with feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction.
Natrum Muriaticum: Also commonly known as “sodium chloride” or just “common salt,” this homeopathy medicine is used for back pain, which improves by lying on something hard and by pressing a hard object demands this homeopathy remedy.(9) This homeopathy remedy helps in back pain occurring from suppressed emotions, especially hurt and anger.
Sepia: The role of this homeopathy remedy is managing back pain along with weak feeling in the lower back that gets better from hard pressure, vigorous exertion, lying on something hard and by pressure. The back pain symptoms get worse in late afternoon from 3 pm- 5 pm.
So, now that we have made clear how important and effective is the role of homeopathy in managing back pain. We hope that you make use of these effective homeopathy remedies the next you suffer from back pain.
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