Spinal osteophytosis is a condition that can result in painful bone lesions in the absence of proper care. This disease affects the intervertebral discs, spinal cord and spinal nerves. Spinal osteophytosis also causes early handicaps that accelerate wear to the bones. Prostheses can be inserted at the knees and hips but can never be used to support the spine.
Spinal osteophytosis is manifested by dull and progressive pain. A sharp pain that is worsened by movement is also one of the disease’s recurrent symptoms. The warning signs also depend on the position of the spinal lesions in the spine. The pain is usually felt in the lower back near the spine. Spinal osteophytosis can also lead to stiffness in the neck and cervical vertebrae. Stiff neck and pain that is accompanied by muscular cramps or that is caused by stressful situations are all tell-tale signs of spinal osteophytosis. The disorder only rarely affects the vertebrae located in the middle of the spine. Sometimes, spinal osteophytosis can lead to a narrowing of the channel through which the spinal cord passes. This will inevitably compress the spinal cord and prevent it from effectively conveying messages to the brain. A compression of the spinal cord is easily recognized, as it is characterized by paralysis of the lower limbs or difficulty moving one’s legs.
The homoeopathic remedy Actaea racemosa 5 to 9 H can be administered to the patient three times a day if he or she is subject to pain and muscular cramps. The contracture may result from an effort that required you to maintain a position in which your back was bent forward, as is the case of sewing or typing.
Painful muscle contractions due to spinal osteophytosis may also occur during the menstrual cycle. In this case, menstruation only worsens the pain, especially when there are substantial amounts of fluid, which subsequently leads to a stiff neck. To remedy this, take Agaricus 4 or 5 H, especially if the patient feels numbness in the hands in the morning, in addition to which the hands feel clumsy. The remedy must be taken three times a day in order to have optimal effectiveness.
If spinal osteophytosis is worsened by stressful situations, the patient must be cured with a daily intake of Ignatia Amara 9 H to 15 H, to be taken in the morning.
Magnesia Phosphorica 9 H to 15 H is used to treat painful spasms and muscle contractions. This homoeopathic remedy is strongly recommended when the pain radiates to the face causing the muscles to contract. To do this, take the homoeopathic remedy three times a day.
If a damp weather aggravates the feeling of soreness, take three daily doses of Phytolacca 5 H to 7 H. If rest and heat improve the patient’s condition, use Bryonia in combination with the above-cited treatment.
In the likely event that the pain stemming from spinal osteophytosis occurs at night and also results in an inflammation that lasts until morning, the indicated homoeopathic remedy is Rhus Toxicodendron 5 H to 15 H, of which three daily doses are required.
Knowing that spinal osteophytosis is a dull bone disease, there is no easy way to determine a specific timing that is well-suited to a medical consultation. Nevertheless, when in doubt and if one of the previously mentioned symptoms occurs occasionally or regularly, it is strongly recommended to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
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Good to know: Given that osteophytosis is a degenerative disease, it is recommended to treat it as soon as possible. The homoeopathic remedies help to successfully alleviate disorders linked to this pathology.