By Dr Harsh Sharma, DHMS, BHMS
Low back pain is a very common problem. Almost everyone suffers low back pain during his or her lifetime. It can completely limit one’s movement. At times, the pain may be so severe that one is forced to remain in bed.
Here when we refer to low back pain, we mean the chronic variety. It is one of the most common causes for visit to a doctor. At the same time, it is also one of the most important reason for missing one’s work.
Common Causes of Low Back Pain ( कमर दर्द के कारण)
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 fiber 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-exercises and home treatment for low back pain (कमर दर्द का इलाज- कुछ व्यायाम और घरेलु नुस्खे)
Treating low back pain requires a multi pronged approach. Along with medicines for relieving pain, one needs to identify the cause and correct it. This may require some medicines or some correction in one’s posture or reducing weight or improving one’s lifestyle. At the same time, there is a need to work on the local muscle strengthening. Back muscles need to be strengthened so that they can bear the weight of the upper body.
For this, exercises of the back muscles are very helpful. 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.
Long term use of painkillers for low back pain is harmful (दर्द निवारक दवाओँ का लम्बे समय तक प्रयोग हानिकारक हो सकता है)
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 (कमर दर्द का होम्योपैथिक इलाज)
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 precisely 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 lower back pain (कमर दर्द के लिए 5 उत्तम होम्योपैथिक दवाएँ)
Taking into account the cause of the back pain, its nature and modalities is important to select the right homeopathic remedy for low back pain. Here one must understand that the homeopathic remedies for back pain are purely natural remedies and do not contain any painkillers or any synthetic chemicals. The convenience of taking homeopathy for back pain can even surpass that of taking home remedies for low back pain. Almost everyone who takes homeopathy for back pain would have taken a lot of home remedies for the back pain before switching to homeopathy. This is because the home remedies work for a short period of time and provide only temporary relief. In contrast to the home remedies for back pain, Homeopathic remedies provide permanent cure from the backache.
Given below is a list of the 5 most commonly used homeopathic remedies for low back pain –
Rhus Tox- best homeopathic medicine for back pain relieved by motion
Arnica – best homeopathic treatment for back pain due to injury
Bryonia – best homeopathic remedy for back pain increased by movement
Kali Carb – best medicine for back pain after delivery
Mag Phos – best homeopathy medicine for low back pain relieved by heat
Brief indications of the medicines mentioned above are given below. These indications help in deciding the right medicine for each individual patient.
1. Rhus Tox-One of the best homeopathic medicines for lower back pain with relief from motion (रह्स टॉक्स – कमर दर्द के लिए उत्तम दवा जब दर्द को चलने से आराम मिलता हो)
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.
2. Arnica-One of the best homeopathic medicines for low back pain due to injury (आर्निका – कमर दर्द के लिए उत्तम दवा जब दर्द किसी चोट के कारण हो)
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.
3. Bryonia-One of the best homeopathic remedies for lower back pain aggravated by motion (ब्रयोनिआ – कमर दर्द के लिए उत्तम दवा जब दर्द चलने से बढ़ता हो)
When the backache is worse during movement or by motion, Bryonia is one of the best homeopathic remedies 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.
4. Kali Carb-One of the best Homeopathic medicines for low back pain after delivery (काली कार्ब – कमर दर्द के लिए उत्तम दवा जब दर्द प्रसूति के बाद शुरू हुआ हो)
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.
5. Mag Phos –One of the best Homeopathic remedies for lower back pain relieved by heat (मैग फॉस – कमर दर्द के लिए उत्तम दवा जब दर्द को सेक से आराम मिलता हो)
When the pain is relieved by external application of heat, Mag Phos is one of the best homeopathic remedies 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.
FAQs about Low Back Pain
क्या कमर दर्द का होम्योपैथिक इलाज सम्भव है ?
कमर दर्द का होम्योपैथिक इलाज पूरी तरह से सम्भव है .
कमर दर्द की होम्योपैथिक दवा का क्या लाभ है ?
होम्योपैथिक दवाएँ न केवल दर्द ठीक करती हैं अपितु कमर दर्द के कारण का जड़ से निवारण करती हैं.
Why should one choose homeopathy for back pain treatment?
As mentioned in the above article, homeoopathy for back pain is much more effective in the long run. It not only relieves the symptoms but cures the root cause behind the back pain.
I need homeopathic medicine for back muscle spasms. Which one is better?
All the above mentioned medicines are capable of curing back muscle spasms. One just has to find the right medicine by matching the symptoms.