Backache


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]

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.