Homeopathy treatment for Backache from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Backache…

Spinal Irritation

Aconite [Acon]

Stiffness in nape of neck, especially felt on motion; drawings in muscles of throat and neck in scapulae; stiffness and shooting in back and impossibility to take a deep breath when the back is very painful, not relieved by rest, worse by pressure; tensive, pressive pain in lumbar and sacral region, (<) on stepping; pain as if from a bruise from loins through back into nape of neck; numbness and coldness of upper and lower extremities; (<) evenings and night, in warm room or bed (>) in open air.

AEsculus-hip [Aesc]

Weakness, weariness and lameness in the small of the back sore and tired mornings when awaking; constant dull backache, walking almost impossible, scarcely able to stoop or to rise after sitting, especially across HIPS AND SACRUM; darting and shooting pains in upper and lower extremities, most on left side; paralytic feeling in arms, legs and spine; (<) by exercise, (>) by rest.

AEthusa-cyn [Aeth]

DISTRESSING PAIN IN OCCIPUT AND NAPE OF NECK, extending down spine, relieved by friction with hot whisky; sensation as if small of back were in a vise,(>) by straightening out and bending stiffly backward.

Agaricus [Agar]

Great sensitiveness of SINGLE VERTEBRAE TO THE HOT SPONGE; pain and sensitiveness in lumbar region and sacrum, especially during exertion in daytime and while sitting; violent, electric like shocks, shooting from lumbar region to lower part of body; extremities go to sleep easily; feeling as if her limbs do not belong to her; formication of all extremities; COLDNESS OF GLUTEI; sensation as if a cold air were passing from spine over whole body; painful stitches in cardiac region; palpitation of heart in old people, due to spinal irritation; pulse full, slow, intermittent; twitching of eyes and eyelids; frequent erections, great sexual desire, after coitus great weariness and relaxation and night-sweats; (<) mornings and before a thunderstorm and very sensitive to cold air.

Alumina [Alum]

Pain in back as if a HOT IRON WERE THRUST THROUGH THE LOWER VERTEBRAE; violent stitch in middle of back; throbbing in small of back during stool; nates go to sleep while sitting; heaviness in feet with great lassitude of legs; great exhaustion, especially after walking in open air; skin harsh and dry with absence of perspiration; costive from inert rectum.

Ambra [Ambr]

Pain in back of head and neck as from a sprain, cannot bear to be touched; painful tension in lumbar region; UNCOMMON TWITCHING

AND COLDNESS OF THE BODY, at night; weariness with painful soreness of all limbs.

Ammonium-mur [Am-m]

BRUISED AND SPRAINED SENSATION BETWEEN SCAPULAE, with feeling as if the skin were stretched tight; INTERNAL ICY COLDNESS BETWEEN SHOULDERS, followed by itching; frightful backache as if shattered, or as if compressed in a vise, often awakening her from sleep, at ease in no position,(<) by motion; neuralgic pains in extremities, cannot walk erect, on account of pain, as from a sprain in the groins; tension in joints as from shortening of the muscles; cracking in all the joints; aversion to meat and great desire for coffee.

Angustura [Ang]

Sensation of tremulousness in muscles of neck; pain in cervical vertebrae, as if dislocated, when lifting the arm; drawing stiff feeling in the morning in bed and in afternoon, with stitches extending deep into chest, during motion.

Antimonium-tart [Ant-t]

Violent pain in sacro-lumbar region, the slightest effort to move causes retching and cold, clammy sweat; rheumatic pains with sweat, which does not relieve; prostration and sluggishness of body, with bad humor.

Argentum-nit [Arg-n]

Pain in small of black, (>) when standing or walking, but severe when rising from a seat; stiffness, heaviness, paralytic pain from sacrum down along pelvis and hips; shaky legs and trembling hands.

Arnica [Arn]

Lumbago from overexertion and straining; weakness of cervical muscles with great sensitiveness to pressure; crawling in vertebral column; pressive pain between scapulae seeming to extend from the posterior wall of the stomach, and cutting thrusts extending into chest while walking; every part of body feel sore; (<) from excitement, (>) by rest.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Stiffness in spinal column beginning IN REGION OF OS COCCYGIS AND GOING UP TO NAPE OF NECK, causing trunk to bend backward; loss of strength in small of back; spasmodic constriction in stomach, extending through to back; great prostration with anguish.

Asafoetida [Asaf]

Exaggerated sensitiveness of spine, with heat along back; severe pressure in some of costal vertebrae.

Baryta-carb [Bar-c]

Tension in neck and scapula, and stiffness; pains in loins in cold air; rheumatic irritation of the spine; pain and stiffness in small of back, can hardly rise from chair; tearing in limbs with chilliness, glandular swellings.

Belladonna [Bell]

Violent pressive pain in neck when coughing; sensation of weight with violent pressing in occiput; sensation as if nape of neck were struck with a hammer; back aches as if it would break; bearing down on the sacrum; stiffness of muscles of back and lower extremities prevents him from sitting up in bed or raising himself upright, (>) by standing or walking.

Berberis [Berb]

PAIN FROM BACK TO STOMACH, OR VICE VERSA, going around abdomen towards the bladder; tenderness of back aggravated by acrid, sour vomiting; pain and numbness in back during menses; (<) when sitting or lying, in the morning when awaking; tearing, stitching or throbbing and tearing in limbs; increased urination.

Bryonia [Bry]

Drawing and stiffness of cervical muscles, especially right side; shooting stitches in back through to chest; violent pain in first dorsal vertebra, extending through thorax to lower portion of sternum and impeding respiration; small of back pains as if bruised when lying upon it, (<) by even a light touch on spine and from slightest motion; every spot on body painful to pressure, (<) mornings.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

Drawing pains between scapulae and pressure which impedes respiration, and painfulness in bones of spine to touch; pain in small of back so that he can hardly rise from sitting; muscular debility and soreness; stiffness when beginning to move; PARTS FEEL SUBJECTIVELY COLD AND ICY COLDNESS IN AND ON HEAD; trembling of inner and outer parts; weak feeling in back, (<) from mental annoyance, can hardly rise; softening of spine, with contraction of limbs; (<) from cold, damp air, from washing; lumbago from overlifting; SPINAL IRRITATION FROM SEXUAL EXCESSES OR MASTURBATION.

Calcarea-fluor [Calc-f]

Lumbago from strains; pains (<) after rest, (>) from moving a little or from warmth (after failure of Rhus).

Calcarea-phos [Calc-p]

Rheumatic pain and stiffness of neck, with dulness of head, from slight draught of air; violent pain in small of back from slightest bodily effort; scoliosis sinistra, lumbar vertebrae bent forward; (<) in autumn and cold weather, (>) in spring.

Cannabis-ind [Cann-i]

Pain with drawing through lumbar vertebrae, on standing, forcing him to stoop, with SENSATION OF DROPS FALLING FROM AND UPON DIFFERENT SPOTS; warmth in spine extending to head.

Cantharides [Canth]

Pain in loins, kidneys and abdomen, with incessant desire to urinate, and can only pass a few drops with moaning, weakness and trembling of limbs; general coldness, collapse.

Capsicum [Caps]

Sensation as if COLD WATER WAS DROPPING DOWN BACK; drawing, tearing pain in spine and back; coldness beginning in back; drawing downward in back, while standing and moving, with bruised sensation.

Carbolic-acid [Carb-ac]

Great sense of weight on neck, with tenderness even to touch over seventh cervical vertebra; soreness in muscles of back and limbs, can hardly straighten himself out, (<) by riding; great languor and prostration; tired out from the least exertion.

Causticum [Caust]

Feeling as of a COLD WIND BLOWING BETWEEN THE SHOULDERS; aching at inner margin of right scapula on moving arm or turning head to that side; pain in back during menses; pressing, cramplike pain in small of back and renal region while sitting, better after rising; lameness in small of back; weakness and trembling of limbs.

Cereus-bonplandii [Cere-b]

Tenderness on pressure along the spines of all the cervical and upper dorsal vertebrae; pain in cardiac region, with tenderness over left ribs just below the heart (Cact.)

Chelidonium [Chel]

STIFF NECK WITH CRACKING OF THE VERTEBRAE when moving the neck or breath in deeply; pain in all vertebrae, as if sore,(<) by motion and from pressure on spinous process; pain in and beneath right scapula, extending through thorax to sternum; tearing pressure in lowest lumbar vertebrae; when bending forward or backward, feeling as if vertebrae would be separated from each other and torn apart.

Chininum-sulph [Chin-s]

Sensitiveness of last cervical and first dorsal vertebrae to pressure; third dorsal vertebra very painful to touch, with oppression of chest; great weakness, especially of feet, making walking difficult; periodical pain in back, returning about midnight and extending into head; twitching or clonic spasms in limbs.

Samuel Lilienthal
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal (1815-1891) was from Germany, and became a pioneer homeopath in America. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Munich in 1838. After he moved to the United States, he was hired as Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York College for Women, and also as Professor of Mental and Nervous Diseases at the New York Homeopathic College.
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal was the author of many great books including “Homeopathic Therapeutics”. For many years, with the support of Dr. Constantine Hering, he was the editor of the North American Journal of Homeopathy. Dr. Lilienthal passed away on February 2nd 1891 in San Francisco.