Homeopathic Treatment of Lumbar Spondylosis Patient
It is a disorder that results from abnormal growth of the bones of the back (lumbar vertebrae) and degeneration and mineral deposits in the gap between the vertebrae (lumbar disks). This causes compression of nerves, giving rise to pain which increases on movement. The nerves which are coming out from or below the level of affected vertebrae where compression occur starts losing their function.It is also known as lumbar osteoarthritis. The patient complains of back pain radiating to surrounding areas and in severe cases, to lower extremities.
Lumbar spondylosis results from chronic degeneration of the disks between the lumbar vertebrae (cervical disks) and mineral deposits (calcification) in the disks. There may be abnormal growths or “spurs” on the vertebrae (the bones of the spine).
1) Back pain (radiating to lower extremities).
2) Difficulty in movement along stiffness in leg.
3) Loss of sensation (numbness) in lower extremities in severe cases.
TESTS TO BE DONE:-
A digital x-ray of lumbar region clearly indicate it.
A CT scan or spine MRI confirms the diagnosis.
The goal of treatment is relief of pain. Analgesics or muscle relaxants are given to reduce pain. Doctors give whole emphasis on decreasing the pain but this is in-justice to the patient.
Why?:-Because pains are the signal of ongoing process, given by affected part through the nerves to the brain. Pain is due to the compression of lumbar spinal nerves. First of all compression should be removed then after pain should decrease.
In maximum cases they recommend exercises of back. Physiotherapy is done which acts superficially on muscular system only and nothing to do with the compression of nerves. For them pain is more important than the numbness of nerves.
HENCE THEY ARE JUST MANAGING THE CASE NOT CURING THE DISEASE FROM ITS ROOTS.
The treatment in homoeopathy is directed towards the cure of the cause and not toward the effect. The nerve compression is relieved as soon as the dissolving of excess deposition of mineral occurs. The calcification, degenerative changes first ceases and reverse process starts which lead to restoration of normal structure hence relieving the compressed nerves.
The genetic constitutional similimum,i.e the right homoeopathic medicine when prescribed can completely cure the disordered process. The cause when removed, the system is cured and the pains disappear by themselves. This leads to a comfortable life.