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

Aconite [Acon]

Kink in back, hindering deep inspiration; synochal fever and restlessness.

Aloe [Aloe]

Lumbago alternating with headache; pressing and heaviness in sacral region, (<) on sitting, (>) on motion.

Antimonium-tart [Ant-t]

Slightest effort to move causes retching cold, clammy perspiration and excruciating pain in lower part of back.

Arnica [Arn]

Great soreness and numbness in affected part, (<) on slightest motion and especially when lying and getting warm in bed.

Belladonna [Bell]

Intensely painful sensation of cramp in lumbo-sacral region and coccyx, can sit only for a short time; and while sitting becomes quite stiff and unable to rise again for a pain; crampy pains with stiffness in hip and ham, especially left side.

Berberis [Berb]

Aching pain from above crests of ilia downward and inward to sacrum; aching pain in bladder before and after micturition; burning when urinating.

Bryonia [Bry]

Stitching tearing pain, (<) from slight motion; dull aching in lumbar muscles, stiffness, tearing and tenderness in joints and muscles of lumbar region, preventing motion and stooping; most when standing or sitting, (>) when lying; painful stiffness in small of back, compelling him to walk and sit crookedly.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

Intolerable backache, can scarcely rise from his seat; rheumatism of lumbar vertebrae, with violent boring tearing burning pain, extending downward, with inclination to move, (<) after overlifting or feeling as if wrenched.

Calcarea-fluor [Calc-f]

Tired aching of small of backs as after long ride with restlessness, must walk about, can sit in no position to relieve back; from strains when Rhus failed to relieve,; (>) from warmth; (>) on beginning to move, (>) but on continued motion.

Cimicifuga [Cimic]

Dull, heavy aching in small of back, (>) rest, (<) by motion; pulsating pains in lumbar region; weak trembling pain in lumbar and sacral region, sometimes extending all around body.

Colocynthis [Coloc]

Pain in back and small of back which finally locates itself in upper part of thigh and buttock, PAIN SEEMS CONFINED TO A SMALL SPOT; making him limp, and finally becomes so severe that he can neither stand nor walk; severe burning along sacrum; stitches in sides with each breath; respiration anxious and oppressed, smothering.

Dulcamara [Dulc]

Drawing pain from small of back down thighs, during rest; stitches when moving (>) by pressure; pain in small of back as after stooping a long time; lameness in small of back, as from a cold; sacrum feels cold.

Ferrum-met [Ferr]

LUMBAGO ALL NIGHT, GOES OFF WHEN RISING; stitchlike jerks in small of back when walking, extending towards hips, more painful after sitting or standing ( as after straining parts by lifting).

Ferrum-phos [Ferr-p]

Pains in back and loins and over kidneys; rheumatic pains felt only when moving; kink in back.

Kali-carb [Kali-c]

Sharp pains in lumbar region, (<) 3 A. M., compelling him to get up and walk about; pains shoot down the buttocks.

Kali-phos [Kali-p]

Pains which are laming; parts affected feel powerless, gentle motion gradually lessening pain stiffness, yet too much exertion increasing the pain; (<) after rising from a sitting posture and at commencement of motion.

Kali-sulph [Kali-s]

Pains (<) in warm room and evening, (>) in open cool air; pains SHIFT AND CHANGE ABOUT.

Ledum [Led]

Pain in back, like a feeling of stiffness after sitting still for a long time; crampy pains over hips in the evening; morning feet are stiff and rigid.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

When Bryonia, failed; (<) from slighter motion at night, cannot bear covering; dyspepsia, flatulency, constipation, relief from slow motion.

Magnesia-phos [Mag-p]

Pains in back vivid, shooting boring intermitting; (>) by warmth.

Natrum-mur [Nat-m]

Pains in small of back, (>) lying on something hard; pain after prolonged stooping, as if bruised;weak back, (<) morning;great weakness and weariness.

Natrum-sulph [Nat-s]

Pain in back, as if ulcerating; can only lie on right side.

Nux-vomica [Nux-v]

Rheumatism in back, patient unable to turn over in bed without first siting up; pains (<) at night when lying in bed; the longer he lies in bed in the morning the more does his back ache.

Petroleum [Petr]

CHIEF REMEDY IN THE BEGINNING OF LUMBAGO, whether patients is better from motion or not; great pains on attempting to rise, stiff neck of rheumatic origin from sitting in a draught, (>) from warmth, (<) from cold, constrictive pains in dorsal muscles; (>) from bending backward.

Ruta [Ruta]

Lumbago (<) morning, before rising and (>) after rising; bruised feeling in back or coccyx.

Secale [Sec]

Kink in back; (<) from any exertion or strain upon spine; pain at sacrum, with bearing down, as if parts would be forced out, (<) when moving.

Staphisagria [Staph]


Lumbar pains compel patient to get up at an unreasonably early hour; pain in small of back as from overlifting, (<) at rest, at night and in morning and when rising from seat.

Sulphur [Sulph]

Stiffness in lumbar region with sudden loss of power on attempting to move, especially on rising from a seat; stiffness and pain in small of back after heavy lifting and taking cold at the same time.

Valeriana [Valer]

Strained feeling in lumbar region; violent drawing darting jerking pains; which appear suddenly (Secale), (<) from sitting and (>) from motion.

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.