Backache (Lumbago), Sciatica
Back-pain, particularly in the lower (lumber) region of the spine, is one of the most common scourges of mankind. Very few people live their lives without experiencing backache in one form or the other.
Check if most symptoms of any of these medicines match with most of your symptoms:
Aconite 30 : For a sudden, violent attack of backache giving rise to restlessness and acute fear, the patient feeling he is about to die. Pain is so acute fear, the patient feeling he is about to die. pain is so acute the person tosses about in agony, not being able to bear even light touch or pressure.
Aesculus 30: More or less constant pain in the lumbosacral region, which gets worse from walking or stooping but better from resting or sitting.
Bryonia 30 : For very severe backache that is worse from slightest movement of the body, forcing the victim to keep absolutely still. Gentle massage and applying heat to the back also help.
Chamomilla 30 : For acute back-pain, accompanied by numbness of the back and causing inexplicable mental irritability. Backache worsens from application of dry heat. However, cold applications relieve pain.
Cimicifuga 30 : For excessive muscular soreness and aching in the whole back (especially lumbar region) from sitting for prolonged periods. The pain is relieved by massage or by moving about (walking).
Colocynth 30 :For left-sided sciatica. There is lightning-like pain which starts in the back and spreads into the left leg. Partial relief from pain is obtained by firm pressure (massage), heat-treatment and by lying on the left side (or by doubling up, assuming a knee-chest position).
Kali-carb 30 : For backache during pregnancy (or from abortion), which is worse at night and in the morning. It is relieved by warm applications.
Rhus Tox: For stiffness, soreness and pain in the back which are worse after rest (inactivity), but gradually diminish after rest (inactivity), but gradually diminish after moving about. Application of dry heat also relieves pain.
Ruta 30: For backache caused by a strain of back ligaments due to unaccustomed exertion or from incorrectly lifting a heavy weight. The pain seems to get worse after a period of inactivity but improves from pressure (lying on the back) or massage.
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