Causation of Back Problems
The single most significant cause of lost working hours, often caused by lifting, twisting, poor posture, and inadequate back support when sitting or lying down, pain is felt when back muscles are over-tense or pulled, go into spasm to prevent further damage to overstrained ligaments or when discs between vertebrae rupture, pressing on adjacent nerves Anything which puts sustained extra strain on the back – pregnancy, having one leg shorter than the other, habitually carrying one shoulder higher than the other – can cause backache; mental and emotional overload can aggravate and sometimes cause a bad back.
Back pain may be localized, as in Lumbago (pain in the middle of the back just below the waist), Sciatica (pain radiates from the lower back into the buttock, then shoots down the leg), Coccydynia (pain around coccyx, right at the base of the spine) or (pain and stiffness in the neck), or more general, (with fever, sore throat, headache) or Osteoarthritis, especially in an older person. Where the chief symptom is general stiffness or pain around the sacroiliac joint (which links sacrum to pelvis) cause may be ankylosing spondylitis. Other ailments which can affect the spine are (knife-like pains are stabbing out from one side of the spine at chest level), and Paget’s disease (spine tender when pressed, perhaps developing sideways curve).
If back pain onsets suddenly after a period of immobility, especially in someone over 60, consult your doctor if there is no improvement in 6hours; the cause may be a Fracture brought on by Osteoporosis. Back pain accompanied by Fever may be a sign of acute Pyelonephritis back pain one-sided and radiating into groin, nausea and vomiting) Homoeopathic treatment of back trouble caused by tension and stress is mainly constitutional. Other remedies appear under other conditions mentioned above. Physiotherapy and acupuncture are also recommended – they bring swift relief to many thousands of back sufferers each year.
Like other essential joints, knees can be affected by:
Knee injuries can take the form of Fracture, Dislocations or damage to cartilages and ligaments. Unfortunately, all such injuries increase the risk of Osteoarthritis at a later date. If a ligament is torn, or if the cartilage is crushed or torn, as frequently happens in violent twisting injuries on the sports field, there will be escalating pain, stiffness, and swelling;
Spine & Knee Care Treatment FAQs:
Our approach is to bring you long-lasting relief, so you do not have to return, but in some cases, we may recommend periodic follow-up maintenance.