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Treating Back Pain with Homeopathy

June 13, 2018

 

Lower back pain is an incredibly common issue, especially as we age.  Here are 15 remedies that could help you manage your pain.  

As always, if your back pain is chronic, you should see a registered homeopath to have a full consultation to get to the root cause of your pain and treat it appropriately.  

 

Aesculus:

Pain in the sacral area that feels worse when standing up from a sitting position and worse from stooping.  This remedy is well indicated for people that have low back pain with venous congestion and hemorrhoids.

 

Arnica:

Relief from lower back aches and pains.  Good for stiffness from overexertion or minor trauma.

 

Bryonia:

Back pain is worse from the slightest motion.  Changing position, coughing, turning or walking can cause excruciating pain.

 

Calcarea carbonica 

Low back pain with muscle weakness especially in a person that is typically chilly, overweight and easily tired by exertion.  

 

Calcarea phosphorica

Stiffness and soreness in the joints and spinal muscles, especially the neck and upper back.

The person feels worse from drafts and cold, as well as from exertion. Aching in the bones and feelings of weariness and dissatisfaction are often seen in people who need this remedy. 

 

Natrum muriaticum

Back pain that improves from pressure.  Specifically from lying on something hard like a book or a block.   The person often seems reserved but has strong emotions that are kept from others. 

 

Nux vomica

Muscle cramps or constricting pains in the back. Pain is made worse by cold and relieved by warmth. Pain usually is worse night, and the person may have to sit up in bed to turn over. Backache is also worse during constipation, and the pain is aggravated when the person feels the urge to move the bowels. 

 

Rhus Tox

Pain in the neck and shoulders as well as the lower back, when the pain is worse on initial movement and improves with continued motion. Even though in pain, the person finds it hard to lie down or stay still for very long.  Aching and stiffness are worse in cold damp weather and relieved by warm applications, baths or showers, and massage. 

 

Sulphur

Back pain with a slouching posture. The back is weak and the person feels much worse from standing up for any length of time. Pain is also worse from stooping. Warmth may aggravate the pain and inflammation. 

 

Cimicifuga (also called Actaea racemosa)

Severe aching and stiffness in the upper back and neck, as well as the lower back-with pains that extend down the thighs or across the hips.

 

Dulcamara

If back pain sets in during cold damp weather, along with catching a cold, or after getting wet and chilled.  Stiffness and chills can be felt in the back, and pain is usually worse from stooping. 

 

Ignatia

Back pains related to emotional upsets-especially grief.  The muscles of the lower back may spasm, and twitch, drawing pains, and cramps often occur in other areas. 

 

Kali carbonicum

Lower back pain with the feeling that the knees are going to "give in." 

 

Hypericum perforatum

This remedy relieves lower back pain with sharp throbbing pain. 

 

Ruta graveolens

This is used to relieve lower back pain caused or worsened by staying immobile.

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