BACK ACHE/LUMBAGO/SLIP DISK
Are you the type who has difficulty in getting up from a seat due to pain and
stiffness in the back?.Having difficulty in turning sides in bed due to pain in
the back? you could be suffering from Lumbago...
What is lumbago/back ache?
Our spine comprises of mainly the bones
(vertebrae), the disks and the spinal cord .Bones (vertebrae) are stacked one on
top of each other to form the backbone. Through these vertebrae passes the
spinal cord .Discs are a kind of cushions that are positioned between two
vertebrae. They act as shock absorber in the spine. These disks are round and
flat in shape and are made up of tough outer covering which surrounds a jelly
like material called nucleus.
Although the slipping of the disc can be triggered due to a trauma like over
stretching or lifting weight etc. It is difficult to pinpoint one single cause
for this kind of disc problem. This problem often occurs out of gradual
degeneration of the disk and is related to the aging process. Gradually over a
period of time, as we age, the discs loose their water content and both the
outer shell as well as the inner nucleus becomes stiffer and brittle.
As the discs wear out, their outer covering becomes more prone to getting torn.
It is when the outer covering of the discs that get torn and the nucleus moves
out to irritate the nerve passing by, that the pain occurs. The pain can occur
in back, hips or even legs. In severe cases relentless pain can occur even with
simple movements causing one to lie down in one position for hours and days at a
time. pain can sometimes radiate down the legs and this is called sciatica.
Although the slipped disk can occur anywhere in the backbone, the lumbar (lower
back area) is more prone for this kind of disk.
Apart from rest followed by physiotherapy homeopathy helps in both acute and
chronic backaches. reduces pain and discomfort in acute cases and helps to
strengthen the muscles in the back in chronic cases thereby preventing
recurrence of back pain.
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