CAN HOMEOPATHY HELP WITH CHRONIC PAIN?
We all know there are some chronic conditions for which there is yet to be a cure. One of these conditions is degenerative disc diseaase.
This condition is linked with arthritis, although sometimes those suffering from DDD do not have any other symptoms anywhere else.
WHAT IS DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE?
We all have discs between our spine vertebrae that support and cushion the movement of our spine: the twisting and bending motions that our back performs all the time without causing any pain.
When this “cushions” weaken or crumble, the vertebrae grate and rub against each other, bone on bone. This causes a lot of pain, of course.
THE SOLUTION FROM CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE
-heat or cold packs on your back, to relieve pain
-OTC medication, painkillers, like Ibuprufen
-surgery to get an artificial disc or fuse vertebrae together
As you can see, most of the solutions from conventional medicine are aimed at reducing the pain. Surgery can sometimes help, but not always.
So what can homeopathy do?
When a lady came to me with DDD, after back surgery had left her even more in pain, I was not sure at all I could help her and of course I told her that. Her pain was so severe, however, that she was prepared to give homeopathy a shot.
The pain stopped her from doing just about anything: she could not sit down for too long, stand for long, walk or do anything else. The pain was constant.
Her stomach and digestive system was also compromised and for that reason, she was not keen on taking painkillers anymore.
All I could offer was my pain-relief remedy combo: Arnica, Hypericum, Bryonia, Ruta and Silica in a water bottle.
The next time I saw her for a follow up the first thing I noticed was her face: she looked lively and happy, not the tense and haggard face I had seen the first time around.
She told me how she managed to go to see a movie and then a restaurant for dinner without much discomfort. This sounds like small potatoes, but even something this mundane would have been impossible before, she could not sit down for that long!
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