What is a herniated disk?
A herniated disk is associated with a problem with the cushion-like discs which sit between individual bones (vertebrae). These disks are responsible for stacking up the vertebrae to make your spine.
These disks have a somewhat tough rubbery exterior called annulus which encloses a softer jelly-like nucleus called the annulus. The condition herniated disk occurs when some of this softer nucleus part pushes itself out of the harder casing. This condition is also called a slipped disk or ruptured disk.
This condition can happen in any part of the spine and irritate a nearby nerve to cause pain, numbness or weakness in arm or leg.
Herniated Disk Symptoms:
Mostly herniated disk occurs in the lower part of the spine. The symptoms depend on the exact location of the condition:
- Pain in arm or leg
When the herniated disk is in your upper back then the pain is in your arm and shoulder. If the herniated disk occurs on the lower part of your back, then the pain occurs in the thigh, legs, and buttocks.
The muscles which are served by the irritated nerve may not perform well. This could lead to unnecessary stumbling or inability to pick up items.
- Tingling and numbness
Sometimes the part served by the irritated nerves may start to tingle or become numb.
Herniated Disk Pain Causes:
This is called by gradual aging-related wear and tear which is termed as disk degeneration. With age, the discs become less and less flexible becoming prone to tearing or rupturing.
Herniated Disk Treatment in Homeopathy:
This is used when there is cramp-like pain in the back and loins.
- Calc Carb:
This is used when the spine pains when the patient bends backward.
- Kali Carb:
This is used when there is stiffness in the back making it difficult to stoop.
This is used when there are spasms in the back muscles.