Backache (Low Back)

Backache (Low Back)

Backache (Low Back)

Low back pain is a symptom which can be due to different reasons. It can range from dull pain to severe pain which makes person even unable to walk, standing straight or turn in bed. Backache can occur due to involvement of muscle, nerve, bone or ligament etc. Backache can be due to many reasons like wrong posture, injury to back, disk prolapsed, nerve compression etc.  

Sign and Symptoms:

  • Sign and symptoms can vary from patient to patient.
  • Pain in low back.
  • Low back pain may radiate to leg.
  • Difficulty in turning in bed.
  • Tingling or numbness in leg.

Triggers for Low Backache:

Sign and symptoms and their intensity can vary in different patients. Their complaint can be triggered or worsen in different situations like:

  • Wrong posture while sitting or standing. Bad sleeping position.
  • Injury to back.
  • Lifting something heavy.
  • Prolonged journey or prolonged sitting.
  • Wrong posture while sitting or standing.
  • Overweight

Frequently asked questions

What causes LBA / Low Backache ?

       There are a lot of conditions which can lead to low backache. Common causes are  injury / trauma to back, nerve irritation due to disc / degeneration of nerve, congenital condition (present from birth) which can be Spina Bifida or Scoliosis.  Spondylosis, spondilyitis or some kind of infection can also cause backache.

How can we diagnose cause of Low Backache ?

You need to consult doctor. He may require tests like X ray, CT scan, MRI or bone scan to further know the cause behind low backache.

Prevention of Low Backache:

  • Regular exercise.
  • Diet rich in Calcium.
  • Diet rich in Vitamin D like egg yolk, cod liver oil, salmon fish etc. Sun exposure is good source of Vitamin D. Vegetarian food generally donot have Vit D (except Mushroom). Food fortified with vitamin D can be good source.
  • Reduce weight if overweight.
  • Keep your back upright and straight with equal weight on both feet. While sitting back should be upright. While sleeping spine should be straight.

Clinical Observation:

I have observed that Low backache other than above written factors is also  triggered further by Exposure to extreme cold.       


There are many medicines for low backache like Calc Carb, Rhus tox, Bryonia, Nux-vom, Kali-c etc., but no homeopathic medicine should be taken without consulting doctor. Please consult Homeopathic doctor to get rid of Low Back pain.   


Homoeopathy is a system of medicine that was started by Dr Samuel Hahnemann in 1796. It is based on doctrine of Similia Simlibus Curentur which means Like Cures Like.

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