The most distressing pain leading to disability in majority of the population is pain in back. Depending upon the severity and duration it can be acute or chronic. Based on location back pain is typically categorized into four types i.e. pain in cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral region, among these cervical and lumbar pain is the commonest one. Back pain occurs either due to the involvement of muscles, bones, nerves or it may be a referred pain. The causative factor for back pain includes obesity, lack of physical activity, disc prolapse, disc herniation, degeneration of the vertebral column, ankylosing spondylitis, calcium, and Vit D deficiency, lifting heavy weights, kidney stones, recurrent urinary tract infection, pelvic inflammatory disease etc. Along with pain a person may also experience numbness, weakness or tingling sensation radiating to arms and legs.
Homeopathy an alternative system of medicine provides the best treatment for back pain through constitutional approach taking into consideration the underlying cause and susceptibility of the patient. There are many homeopathic remedies helpful in treating back pain such as bryonia, rhus tox, kali carb, natrum mur, sepia etc