Note: Homeopathic Treatment requires strict individualization. Please do not take any medicine without consulting your physician/homeopath.
In vertebrates, the spinal column serves to protect the spinal cord, to allow for a range of movement and to support the weight of the body. For most animals, the weight of the body is spread among all the vertebrae. But the spines of humans, who primarily walk on their “hind” legs, have to act as a flexible column, with all the weight resting upon the base. As a result, humans face a host of unique challenges when the health of their spine is impaired.
Spinal diseases result from a host of causes: primarily trauma, improper curvature, infection, malnutrition, wear and tear, and genetics. Sign and symptoms can range from the acute, such as temporary back pain, to debilitating, such as paralysis.
Homeopathic treatment for diseases of spine
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat diseases of spine but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat diseases of spine that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of diseases of spine:
Sulphur – spinal congestion from suppression of menses or hemorrhoidal flow; every sudden jarring causes sharp pain along the spine; curvature of spine from softening of vertebrae; cannot walk erect.
Gelsemium – stiffness in neck and nape, with weariness and depression. Deep seated muscular pains numb feeling as if feet were going to sleep.
Cimicifuga – this remedy is especially adapted to the reflex of spinal irritation arising from uterine complaints, and where the lumber region is most affected. There is sensitiveness to pressure on the upper and lower cervical vertebrae; the patient cannot lean back in a chair; pains change about from one part to another.
Ruta – very acute pressive, drawing pain in right side of spine, opposite to liver, especially in inspiration; painful jerking of spine; aggravation from pressure of hand.
Zincum Met – constant pain in back and joints and loins so severe as to render life miserable; pain in back when walking relieved by continuing to walk; stiffness and tension of neck; tearing pains, burning in shoulder-blades; burning along whole spine.
Hypericum – spinal affections from injury; parts tend to atrophy, pain, spasms.
Thuja – drawing pain in small of back, bruised sensation in back and loins early on raising, better on turning trunk or while standing, better when walking; cramp like pain in lumber region.
Silicea – spinal weakness, legs tremble with great nervousness; feeling of loss of power; spasmodic pain in small of back, can hardly rise; draught on back causes pain and uneasiness.
Natrum Mur – sensitiveness of spine, better from lying flat on back, with partial paralysis from weakness of spine; stitches, cutting, pulsation, as if a portion of the spine had been taken out; limbs feel weak and bruised.
Belladonna – burning heat in spine; stitches in ovaries, bearing down and constant backache.
Bryonia – drawing and stiffness of cervical muscles, especially right side; shooting stitches in back through to chest; violent pain in first dorsal vertebra; small of back pains as if bruised when lying upon it, aggravated by even a light touch on spine and from slightest motion.
Mercurius – rheumatic stiffness and swelling of neck; violent pains in spine; aggravation from motion; bruised sensation in scapulae, back and small of back, pain in sacrum as after lying on a hard couch.
Lachesis – increased sensitivity of spine without soreness, yet often relieved by rubbing; back pain, with great restlessness.
Ladum Pal – painful stiffness of back and loins when rising from a seat; sticking in shoulder when lifting arm; tearing from small of back to occiput.
Kali Carb – backache, while walking she feels as if she must give up and lie down, after confinement, miscarriage; uterine, rheumatic or neuralgic backache, which feels as if back were broken or bruised during rest, not during movement; weakness in back and legs.
Calcaria Carb – 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; parts feel subjectively cold and icy coldness in and on head.