A herniated (slipped) disk occurs when all or part of a disk is forced through a weakened part of the disk. This may place pressure on nearby nerves or the spinal cord
Cause--The bones (vertebrae) of the spinal column protect nerves that come out of the brain and travel down your back to form the spinal cord. Nerve roots are large nerves that branch out from the spinal cord and leave your spinal column between each vertebra.
The spinal bones are separated by disks. These disks cushion the spinal column and put space between your vertebrae. The disks allow movement between the vertebrae, which lets you bend and reach.
With herniated disk:--The disk may move out of place (herniate) or break open (rupture) from injury or strain. When this happens, there may be pressure on the spinal nerves. This can lead to pain, numbness, or weakness.The lower back (lumbar area) of the spine is the most common area affected by a slipped disk. The neck (cervical) disks are the second most commonly affected area. The upper-to-mid-back (thoracic) disks are rarely involved.
Slipped disks occur more often in middle-aged and older men, usually after strenuous activity. Other
risk factors include conditions present at birth (congenital) that affect the size of the lumbar spinal canal
Symptoms- The pain most often occurs on one side of the body.With a slipped disk in your lower back, you may have sharp pain in one part of the leg, hip, or buttocks and numbness in other parts. You may also feel pain or numbness on the back of the calf or sole of the foot. The same leg may also feel weak.
With a slipped disk in your neck, you may have pain when moving your neck, deep pain near or over the shoulder blade, or pain that moves to the upper arm, forearm, and fingers. You can also have numbness along your shoulder, elbow, forearm, and fingers.
The pain often starts slowly. It may get worse:After standing or sitting, At night, When sneezing, coughing, or laughingWhen bending backward or walking more than a few yards
You may also have weakness in certain muscles. Sometimes, you may not notice it until your doctor examines you. In other cases, you will notice that you have a hard time lifting your leg or arm, standing on your toes on one side, squeezing tightly with one of your hands, or other problems.
The pain, numbness, or weakness often goes away or improves a lot over weeks to months.
RHUS TOX  1M- CM--Rhus Tox is the best and most frequently used  Homeopathic medicine to treat pain in lower back or Lumbago. Rhus Tox is the ideal Homeopathic remedy if a person gets relief from lower back pain through motion. The person needing Rhus Tox complains of pain in lower back which gets worse by sitting. Lying down or any rest position also worsens the pain. Such individuals get relief from motion or by walking. Rhus Tox is also a wonderful  Homeopathic medicine for relieving stiffness in the spine. The stiffness gets worse after a period of rest and better by walking. The persons who have pain in lower back that gets worse by lifting can also greatly benefit by Homeopathic medicine Rhus Tox.
BRYONIA ALB 1M- CM--Persons who have lower backache which gets better by taking rest will find  Homeopathic remedy Bryonia of great help. Such persons experience worsening of pain in back from a slight motion or walking. Stiffness and rigidity also accompany pain in back. The pain forces the patient to sit or walk or bend. Such persons have difficulty in holding an upright position. Lumbago or pain in lower back thus gets better by rest and aggravated from motion or walking. Along with these symptoms, the person may have an increased thirst for large quantities of water.
COLOCYNTHIS 200—CM MAG PHOS 200- CM-- --Sciatica refers to pain in the lower back radiating down to lower limb due to the nerve pressing between the damaged discs. To relieve Sciatica pain, Homeopathic medicines Colocynth and Magnesium Phos are the best remedies. Colocynth is mainly prescribed for left-side Sciatica cases. The persons needing Colocynth have severe pain in the lower back extending down the left lower limb. The pain mostly gets better by pressure or heat application for using Colocynth. Magnesium Phos, on the other hand, is the best Homeopathic remedy to relieve Sciatica of the right side. For using Magnesium Phos, the Sciatica pains can be of varying nature like stitching, shooting or cutting. The person for whom Magnesium Phos can be very beneficial gets relief from Sciatica pain by applying pressure or warmth. To get best results, Magnesium Phos should be taken by dissolving it in hot water.
 GNAPHALIUM 200-Gnaphalium is the top natural Homeopathic medicine to treat Sciatica pains accompanied by numbness. Gnaphalium is of great helpf or all those persons who have a dominant complaint of severe Sciatica pains with a numb feeling. Gnaphalium is a Homeopathic remedy that is very beneficial for degenerative disc disease presenting itself with Sciatic nerve impingement, leading to pain and numbness.

 PHOSPHORUS 200- CM--Phosphorus is a  Homeopathic remedy of great help in treating spine cases. Phosphorus is the best remedy for disc bulge when when burning in spine accompanies the other symptoms, including backache. The most important indication for using Phosphorus is lower backache that worsens when rising from a stooping posture. Getting up from a seat after prolonged sitting also seems to heighten the pain. The persons needing Homeopathic remedy Phosphorus have a burning sensation in spine as well. A broken feeling in spine also dominates.

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