Dewey gives the common homeopathy remedies for the treatment of Backache in an easy question-answer format. …

Give the Backache of Aesculus. Backache during pregnancy where the pain is in the sacro-iliac synchondroses, and that part of the back gives out, compelling her to sit.

What is the Backache of Calcarea fluorica?

Backache simulating spinal irritation; pain in the lower part of the back with a fulness or burning pain. Lumbago worse on beginning to move, and relieved by continued motion. Lumbago from strains.

What symptoms has Kali phosphoricum in the back?

There is rheumatic lameness of the back, which is worse after rest and on just commencing to move; they are especially worse on rising from a sitting position; there seems to be paralytic tendency.

What drug has these same symptoms?

Rhus tox.

What drug has stiffness in the lumbar region with a sudden loss of power on attempting to move?


What is the Backache of Oxalic acid?

Acute pain in the back extending down the thighs, relieved by change of posture; the back feels too weak to support the body; the pains are worse when thinking of them.

What symptoms has Phosphorus in. he back that are characteristic?

Intense burning pains in the spine between the scapulae; the dorsal spines are very sensitive.

Give the indications for Rhus in Lumbago.

Pain in back on attempting to rise rheumatic pains in the back and stiff neck from sitting in a drag; the lumbago is a condition which may not be relieved by motion and still indicate Rhus.

When is Ledum indicated in Backache? There is a stiffness of the back as after sitting a long time.

What drugs have pains in the lumbar region compelling the patient to get up and walk about?

Staphysagria and Kali carb.

What drugs are useful for rheumatic pains in. the back which are wore in the morning before rising?

Petroleum and Ruta.

What drugs have a stiff back which is worse when first beginning Cobalt, Zincum, Sepia, and Cannabis Ind. to move?

Anacardium and Conium.

What is a remedy for a sudden kind or catch in the back?


What remedy has the symptoms that the patient cannot turn over in bed without first sitting up on account of rheumatic pains in back?

Nux vomica.

What is the Backache of Nux?

In the lumbar region; worse at night when lying in bed; cannot turn over without sitting up; lumbago.

W.A. Dewey
Dewey, Willis A. (Willis Alonzo), 1858-1938.
Professor of Materia Medica in the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical College. Member of American Institute of Homeopathy. In addition to his editoral work he authored or collaborated on: Boericke and Dewey's Twelve Tissue Remedies, Essentials of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics and Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics.