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Sciatica - How Does Homeopathy Solve Your Woes?

Sciatica - How Does Homeopathy Solve Your Woes?

The longest nerve in the body is the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve starts from the lower part of the spine, through your hip to the back of the leg. So when it is said sciatica, we refer to pain in this nerve. Since the nerve covers the spine, hip and leg, sciatic pain is felt in the areas through which it passes. The lower leg muscles and sensation in the legs, thighs and feet are controlled by this nerve.

Symptoms usually include:

  1. Pain that radiates from the lower back to the hip and to the leg
  2. Sharp, tingling, dull, constant or burning pain
  3. Loss of bladder or bowel control
  4. Sneezing or coughing increases pain
  5. Moving the leg gets difficult so usual activities like walking, sitting and standing become painful

Homeopathic remedies are easy and gentle on the body. Homeopathy aims to boost the body's immune system so it can fight all its weaknesses. The following conditions can easily be treated by homeopathic medicines:

  1. Homeopathic medicines are taken for chronic pain in the heel or for chronic backache or when straightening the knee gets difficult as hamstrings contract. They are also taken for limping.
  2. In periosteum injuries, stiffness and deep aches in the spine, homeopathic medicines are used. They are also used for tailbone injuries. They are very helpful for nerve pains during pregnancy.
  3. If the vertebra degenerates after trauma to the spine, then homeopathic medicines can be useful.
  4. The worst back injuries with serious trauma and muscles spasms are treated with homeopathic medicines.
  5. Homeopathic medicines are suggested for tailbone injuries, temporary paralysis, spinal concussions and for sharp pain that tingles and moves upwards.
  6. If after lifting weights, overexerting muscles and exposure to anything wet, you feel tearing and burning pain, then homeopathic medicines are very beneficial. Cramps that get better after heat application, but get worse after exposed to the cold are also treated with homeopathic medicines.
  7. Stiffness and pain from back injuries, twisting the wrong way and bruises are prescribed with homeopathic medicines.

Homeopathy opts the holistic approach to treat all the patients. In this approach, the homeopath prescribes different medicines to the patients suffering from the same disease as the requirements of everyone's body remains different from others.

Peripheral Neuropathy - How To Put A Check On It?

Peripheral Neuropathy - How To Put A Check On It?

The sensation of pain and numbness are quite common in patients suffering from high blood sugar. If you are suffering from nerve damage from high blood sugar, chances are you have diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The discomfort can affect your mood and overall quality of life. But with some easy to follow steps can help you keep peripheral neuropathy under control.

  1. Keep your blood sugar levels under control: Your first task is to manage your blood sugar levels under control and with the passage of time it will damage the peripheral nerves and pave the way for diabetic neuropathy. If you can keep your blood sugar levels within a healthy range, you will be able to reduce the risk of nerve damage by about 60 percent. You should talk to your doctor first since a rapid drop in the blood sugar levels can prove to be even worse.
  2. Get the right level of Vitamin D: Your skin functions by producing Vitamin D in response to sunlight and it is immensely helpful in shielding against nerve pain. It has been found people who have lower levels of this nutrient are more likely to suffer from more pain. In case it is hard to get the recommended daily intake from food only, you will have to take supplement pills.
  3. Keep away from smoking: We all know that smoking causes the blood vessels to constrict which hampers circulation. If you don’t quit smoking, your peripheral nerves may not be able to nutrient-rich blood which would make pain worse.
  4. Take a warm bath: Warm water is not just relaxing, it can also improve circulation all through the body. It can provide instant relief. But it is worthy of mention here that since diabetic neuropathy leads to loss of sensation, you should ensure that the water isn’t too hot before you jump in.
  5. Seek resort to over the counter medications: There is a host of painkillers available for easing mild to moderate ache stemming from diabetic neuropathy. These include ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen and acetaminophen. But before taking any of these pills, you should consult with an expert who can choose the right medicine for you.
  6. Get up and move: Exercise can combat pain in a variety of ways. It helps in keeping blood sugar levels under control which, in turn, can hinder nerve damage. Workout increases blood flow to the extremities while also uplifting your mood. It will help you get rid of stress so that you can better deal with the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. In a study conducted by the University of Kansas, it was found that people who exercise regularly didn’t face any trouble in doing daily activities.
  7. Consider carpal tunnel surgeryWhen the patient is suffering from localized peripheral nerve compression that affects the hands, carpal tunnel surgery can be considered as a last resort to achieve pain relief, reduced incidence of ulceration, increased range of movement and balance, preservation of limbs and improved quality of life.

With these few tips, you will be able to manage the peripheral neuropathy better.

Sleep Deprivation & Pain - Is There A Link?

Sleep Deprivation & Pain - Is There A Link?

Many people across the globe are suffering from pain related to sleep disruptions. Statistics show that almost 30% of the world population suffers from pain that leads to sleep deprivation. In medical terminology, this situation is often referred as the ‘vicious cycle of pain and sleep’ wherein pain adversely affects one’s ability to sleep. Furthermore, the lack of sleep worsens the pain condition for the patient. Back pain is the most common cause of sleep disturbance related to pain. 

Common sleep disorders associated with chronic pain

  1. Insomnia: One of the most common sleep-related disruption is that of insomnia, where patient complaints of their inability to fall asleep irrespective of their exhaustion. 
  2. Hypersomnia: In this condition, patients find it difficult to keep themselves awake throughout the day, or they tend to fall asleep at any time of the day. 
  3. Sleep Apnoea: In this condition, the patient has an intermittent phase of breath hold during sleep. The risk factors associated with sleep apnoea include obesity and age. The condition can become chronic with problems like loud snoring and feeling of tiredness all the time despite a good night’s sleep. 
  4. Restless Leg Syndrome: if a person is shaking his/her leg consistently while sleeping it means they are suffering from restless leg syndrome. If the condition worsens patient may have uncontrollable leg movements even during daytime. 
  5. Apart from sleep disorders, patients suffering from chronic pain undergo depression sometimes with attempts at suicide. 

Treatment Options: 

Treatment of pain should be done under the care of pain specialist as options can be availed for treatment like nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation. Reduction in pain can drastically improve sleep and mood. Simple intake of sleeping pills is not the solution.

Hi, Compressed nerve problem in right neck causing pain along the right arm till finger's. Causing constant uneasiness due to pain resulting in disruption of sleep. Also suffering from pain in lower legs and knee from last 10 years. There is also a problem of gas and acidity due to constipation in stomach.

Hi, Compressed nerve problem in right neck causing pain along the right arm till finger's. Causing constant uneasines...
Compressed nerve can be treated effectively by physiotherapy specially with mckenzie therapy try to search mdt recognized physiotherapist in your area or you can search on url/india my advice is 1. Rest and posture correction: take rest if possible for a week and also avoid sitting slouch for long time and sit on chair with back rest, straight upright 2. Apply hot pack thrice day for 15 min 3. Apply local ointment like volini 4. Avoid using too many pillows during sleep 5. Most important is do head retraction exercise (google it) in lying in bed as well as sitting on chair every two hourly in day for week if no improvement in one week than suggest you to consult local physiotherapist for further help. If you show improvement than continue for another two weeks thank you.
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I have esr level 54. Aso level 185. I have carpal tunnel syndrome from 1 month. Which Dr. I will refer neurologist or orthopaedist? I have a pain in my wrist nerve to the index finger.

Orthopaedician doctor and you have to do some strengthening exercises treat carpal tunnel syndrome as early as possible after symptoms start. Take more frequent breaks to rest your hands. Avoiding activities that worsen symptoms and applying cold packs to reduce swelling also may help. Other treatment options include wrist splinting, medications and surgery. Splinting and other conservative treatments are more likely to help if you've had only mild to moderate symptoms for less than 10 months. Lifestyle and home remedies these steps may provide temporary symptom relief: •take short breaks from repetitive activities involving the use of your hands. •lose weight if you are overweight or obese. •rotate your wrists and stretch your palms and fingers. •take a pain reliever, such as aspirin, ibuprofen (advil, motrin ib, others) or naproxen sodium (aleve). •wear a snug, not tight, wrist splint at night. You can find these over-the-counter at most drugstores or pharmacies. •avoid sleeping on your hands. If pain, numbness or weakness recurs and persists, see your doctor. Alternative medicine integrate alternative therapies into your treatment plan to help you cope with carpal tunnel syndrome. You may have to experiment to find a treatment that works for you. Always check with your doctor before trying any complementary or alternative treatment. •yoga. Yoga postures designed for strengthening, stretching and balancing the upper body and joints may help reduce pain and improve grip strength. •hand therapy. Early research suggests that certain physical and occupational hand therapy techniques may reduce symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. •ultrasound therapy. High-intensity ultrasound can be used to raise the temperature of a targeted area of body tissue to reduce pain and promote healing. Research shows inconsistent results with this therapy, but a course of ultrasound therapy over several weeks may help reduce symptoms.
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Chronic Pain - Are Underlying Disorders The Reason Behind It?

Chronic Pain - Are Underlying Disorders The Reason Behind It?

Persistence of pain even after healing of an affected area after injury or ailment is known as chronic pain. Most pains lasting for more than 3-6 months can be categorized as chronic pain. Chronic pain can also be a consequence of undiagnosed underlying conditions. Chronic pain might be continuous or episodic, merely inconvenient or totally incapacitating.

Symptoms of Chronic Pain include -

1. Mild to severe pain that keeps occurring from time to time or is present continuously is often difficult to relieve.
2. Constant feelings of discomfort, stiffness, tightness or soreness in the affected area.
3. Nerve pain is often described as burning, shooting, or electric shock-like sensation.

Chronic pain usually does not occur alone and is often affects the person in more than one ways such as -

  1. Lack of sleep

  2. Fatigue

  3. Disability

  4. Mood disturbances including depression, anxietystress, irritability, etc.

Contributing factors - 

There are a number of factors that can make one prone to chronic pain. In most of the cases, the reasons behind chronic pain can be rather complex. Sometimes, even though the chronic pain begins with an illness or an injury, the ongoing pain is capable of developing into a psychological aspect even after the physical issues have been healed, thus making treatment tricky. Some of the factors that may contribute include:

  1. Underlying disorders or diseases: Certain diseases are more likely to lead to chronic pain such as osteoarthritisrheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, diabetes cancer, nerve injuries, etc.

  2. Aging: Common conditions associated with normal aging can have an effect on joints and bones, giving rise to chronic pain.

  3. Missed diagnosis and improper healing: Missed diagnosis or incomplete healing of injuries due to various factors as well as damage to nerves often leads to chronic pain.

  4. Personality type and psychological factors: Anxious or depressed people are more likely to be adversely affected by the chronic pain issues as focussing on the pain symptoms and mood disturbances can play a role in magnifying the pain symptoms.

Treatment -

Chronic pain is usually managed using a multimodal approach utilizing a combination of physical therapy, medications, physiotherapy and interventions/ injections. This approach minimizes the effect of day-to-day activities and maximizes the chances of reducing your pain. Some of the interventional techniques commonly used include:

  1. Joint injections: These are utilized for pain originating from the joints. The injections help in reducing pain, providing an opportunity to actively participate in physiotherapy

  2. Nerve blocks:  Nerve blocks are used to block pain signals from reaching the brain and hence reduce the pain.

  3. Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA): The target in this technique is nerves that are responsible for sending pain signals to the brain. In this technique, the radiofrequency current is passed along special needles to generate heat which reduces the capability of nerves to transmit the pain signals. This technique can produce prolonged pain relief.

  4. Regenerative medicine: This involves using your own body's healing capability to help repair the damage responsible for pain generation. This modality may involve using your own blood components or stem cells to enhance the healing.

  5. Alternative approach: These include acupuncture, massages and yoga along with other treatments from alternative medicine.

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I am 25 years old male and have brachial plexus injury last 2 months. C7 & c8 roots and their corresponding trunks and division. s/o acute brachial plexus stretch injury.

I am 25 years old male and have brachial plexus injury last 2 months. C7 & c8 roots and their corresponding trunks an...
You have a nerve injury and need physiotherapy to get the movements normalised. You will be able to gradually recover the power of your limbs.
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I have an trigeminal neuralgia problem for 2 years and homeopathy treatment is going on, its curable I don't know what to do.

Yes it can be cured by homoeopathic treatment and it should not take 2 years. Better check with your doctor if he is missing something.
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Mere pero mein baar baar sote sote nas chadh jate h aur bhut pain hota h aisa kyu h. Please suggest me.

Mere pero mein baar baar sote sote nas chadh jate h aur bhut pain hota h aisa kyu h. Please suggest me.
Take homoeopathic medicine cuprum met 200 one dose. See if it helps. Or consult for proper treatment.
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