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
AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM 30-Aesculus Hippocastanum is one of the effective Homeopathic medicines for lumbar spondylosis cases where rising from a sitting position worsens the pain. The person in this condition needs to make several attempts before he can rise from his seat. Weakness, lameness in the low back is also felt. Walking and stooping worsen the back pain.
BRYONIA ALBA 30-Bryonia Alba is an effective Homeopathic medicine for lumbar spondylosis where lower back pain worsens from the slightest movement. Walking or even turning in bed aggravate the lower back pain. Absolute rest brings relief. Stooping also worsens the back pain. Stiffness in the lower back is also observed . Stiffness gets worse on standing and sitting.
COBALTUM METALLICUM 30-Cobaltum Metallicum is effective in treating low back pain from lumbar spondylosis where sitting worsens pain. Walking provides relief. In some cases, lying down also brings relief. Pain from the lower back may radiate down the legs and feet .
COLOCYNTHIS 30-Colocynthis is one of the most effective Homeopathic medicines for lumbar spondylosis where pain from lower back radiates down the left leg. The pain may be cramp-like, shooting, drawing or tearing in nature. Pressure over painful area provides relief. Lying on the left side also helps to relieve the pain. In some cases, heat application on the leg brings relief.
GNAPHALIUM POLYCEPHALUM 30--Gnaphalium Polycephalum is one of the most highly recommended Homeopathic medicines for lumbar spondylosis where symptoms include back pain radiating down the legs and numbness in legs. Resting on the back brings relief from back pain. Flexing the thigh on abdomen also provides relief.
HYPERICUM PERFORIATUM 30-Hypericum perf. Is prescribed when nerve involvement occurs in lumbar spondylosis. Here the disc or the bony spurs impringe on the nerves and the pain radiates to the lower limbs. Hypericum per. Can relieve the pain as well as the muscle spasm.
MAGNESIUM PHOS 30-- Magnesium phos is another effective remedy for lumbar spondylosis where pain in the lower back radiates down the right leg . The pain radiating down the leg may vary from sharp, cutting, stabbing, lightening-like in nature. The pain appears intermittently or in paroxysms. Hard pressure or warm application over the painful part brings relief.
NUX VOMICA 30-Nux vomica is one of the effective homoeopathic medicines for lumbar spondylosis due to lifting. It occurs commonly persons having a sedentary life, the modern lifestyle where physical activity is little while mental stress is too much.Pain is worse in winters.
PHOSPHORUS 30-Phosphorus is prescribed when pain is attended with burning sensation in the spine. The back feels as if it would break from pain. Weakness in the back is also observed.
RHUS TOXICODENDRON 30-Rhus Tox is one of the top Homeopathic medicines for lumbar spondylosis. Rhus Tox is prescribed in lumbar spondylosis when there are pain and stiffness in the lower back. Movement and walking may bring relief. In some cases, hard pressure provides relief from pain. Use of Rhus Tox is also recommended in cases of lumbar spondylosis following injury. Rhus Tox is also one of the best Homeopathic medicines for lumbar spondylosis or lower back pain from overuse or lifting of heavy weights.
SILICEA 30—Silicea is one of the effective remedy for lumbar spondylosis when there are some degenerative changes in the bones occurs. 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.