Backache is the common malady of our times. Sometimes, it is self inflicted due to a lifetime of bad posture while sitting or standing. Or, it could be due to accidents, muscle sprains or sport injuries. One of the main causes of back pain (chronic/ acute) is lower back strain. And, mild or severe lower back pain is called lumbago. Night time backache indicates some serious problem with your spine.
Symptoms of Backache include:
- Persistent pain from the base of the neck to the tail bone
- Piercing local pain in the neck, upper or lower back after strenuous activity
- Chronic pain in the middle or lower back after extended sitting or standing
- Radiating back pain from the lower back to the buttock, down the back of the thigh and into the calf and toes
- Inability to stand without pain or muscle spasms in the lower back
Backache may also be caused due to kidney stones, disease or damage of pelvic organs and many other reasons. It is advised that the patient get a thorough evaluation first.
Treatment includes taking painkillers, back exercise, chiropractic care and in some cases surgery. Homeopathic remedies for back pain provide an absolute safe and natural treatment as against harmful painkillers. The key homeopathic remedy for backache, acute or chronic, in the homeopathic cornucopia is Rhus Tox if the symptoms agree. Remember, homeopathic remedies take account of the general symptoms as well as the individual’s constitutional condition. Again, any remedy should be done in consultation with a certified homeopathic practitioner.
The Risks of Untreated Chronic Back Pain have Impact on Daily living People dealing with long-term pain may have trouble concentrating or find themselves unable to perform daily activities or work duties. Low back pain is second only to the common cold in causes of lost work time.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is back pain?
Back pain is any ache, pain, tension, or disorder that affects the muscles or bones of the back from the base of the neck to the hips. It can be caused by damage to the muscles or the bones of the spine and ribs or to the discs between the vertebrae.
What are the symptoms?
Pain, tenderness or stiffness of the backbone, and an inability to straighten or bend your back properly. In extreme cases sufferers are unable to move due to the pain and numbness or paralysis may occur. For muscular problems there may be tenderness, aches and pains, stiffness, weakness, tingling, numbness, cramp and swelling to the muscles of the torso, which may cause some breathing issues too, eg pain on taking deep breaths.