TOP HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR LUMBAR SPONDYLOSIS
Lumbar spondylosis is a degenerative condition which affects the lower spine. In a patient with lumbar spondylosis, the spine is compromised by a narrowing of the space between the vertebrae, causing a variety of health problems ranging from back pain to neurological issues. This condition is usually caused by old age, as the spine undergoes changes as people grow older, and many of these changes contribute to degeneration of the vertebrae. Spondylosis, which can appear in the cervical and thoracic vertebrae as well, is also known as spinal osteoarthritis.
In a classic case of lumbar spondylosis, the space between discs in the lumbar spine becomes narrowed. As a result, the patient develops numbness, tingling, and pain which seem to radiate out from the area. These symptoms are the result of pressure on the nerves as they exit the spinal cord. If the spondylosis is allowed to progress, it can lead to a narrowing of the spinal canal, resulting in impingement of the spinal cord, which can cause poor bladder control, unsteady gait, and other severe neurological problems.
Symptoms--Specific conditions that fall under the umbrella term of lumbosacral spondylosis can include herniated discs, bulging discs, bone spurs and osteoarthritis, all of which are spinal abnormalities that run the risk of protruding into the spinal canal and exerting pressure on spinal nerves. The sciatic nerve is often compressed at the meeting of the L5 and S1 vertebrae. Common symptoms of sciatic nerve compression include tingling, numbness, weakness and pain that can spread through the following areas:--Lower back, Tailbone, Buttocks, Hip joints, Toes, Back of thighs (hamstrings), Calves, Feet
RHUS TOXICODENDRON 200-Rhus Tox is the most frequently used homeopathic medicine while treating acute phase of lumbar spondylosis. It can easily relieve the stiffness that is associated with this problem. This medicine is very suitable for stiffness that gets aggravated on resting for some time and is relieved by motion. The stiffness is worse in the morning on getting up. If the pain and stiffness are aggravated by cold and damp weather, Rhus Tox is the right medicine.
BRYONIA ALBA 200-In cases where the pain is increased by motion or walking, Bryonia is very effective at relieving the pain. There is aching in the muscles of the back and turning in bed is very difficult. This pain is better by pressure or by lying on the painful part. Heat or warmth tend to increase the pain. Increased thirst is another useful indication for this medicine.
NUX VOMICA 200-In case the pain has been triggered by lifting weight or any heavy object, Nux vomica works wonders. It is a very good medicine when it comes to treating lumbar spondylosis caused due to the modern day lifestyle where physical activity is little while mental stress is too much. Getting up in the morning is a big task as the pain is worse in the morning. The pain is usually aggravated in winters.
SILICEA 200-Silicea is one of the best Homeopathic medicines for lumbar spondylosis in cases where there are some degenerative changes in the bones. These changes may be osteoarthritic forming bony spurs or they may concern the discs. Any exposure to cold air can bring on the pain. The patient feels better in warmth and in the summer weather.
HYPERICUM 200-In cases where the disc or the bony spurs impinge on the nerves and the pain radiates to the lower limbs, Hypericum can relieve the pain.