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Top 7 Homeopathic Medicines for Back Pain

Homeopathic Medicines for Back PainHomeopathy is known to effect magical recovery in back pain cases whether resulting from disc complaint, arthritis, injuries or muscle strain. It offers a wide range of highly effective remedies prescribed after detailed analysis and evaluation of symptoms. They are natural and therefore, safe for consumption by all age groups.

Homeopathic Medicines for Back Pain

Some medicines that are effective in back pain treatment are Rhus Tox, Bryonia Alba, Aesculus Hippocastanum, Kali Carb, Arnica Montana, and Hypericum Perforatum.

1. Rhus Tox – Best Remedy for Back Pain

Rhus Tox is a top grade medicine for treating back pain. Some characteristic symptoms indicating its use are – the back pain arises from muscle strain due to overstraining or overstretching or from lifting heavy weight, it worsens with rest while the person feels relief from walking or motion. Also, in cases where the back pain gets better with hard pressure, Rhus Tox is the appropriate choice of medicine.

2. Bryonia Alba – For Pain that Worsens with Motion

Bryonia Alba is another majorly indicated medicine for treating back pain. A prominent symptom that decides in favour of Bryonia Alba as the best medicine is that the back pain gets worse with motion. Walking also worsens back pain. Rest brings relief. Bryonia Alba is also the most suitable medicine for treating back pain that becomes more severe with stooping and standing.

3. Aesculus Hippocastanum – For Back Pain in Sacrum Region

Aesculus Hippocastanum is a major medicine for back pain affecting the sacrum region. The pain may extend to the hip along with sacrum back. Walking and stooping increase the pain. For some persons needing Aesculus Hippocastanum, rising from a sitting position is a challenge. Intense stiffness is observed in the sacrum and hip region along with the pain.

4. Kali Carb – For Back Pain in Women Post Childbirth

For back pain in women after childbirth, Kali Carb is considered to be very effective. The pain may get worse on walking and there is a need to stop and take rest before starting to walk again. There is a desire to lie down for relief from back pain. Stiffness or excessive weakness in the back may also attend the pain. Kali Carb is also useful for back pain in women during menses or after a miscarriage.

5. Cimicifuga Racemosa and Guaiacum Officinale – For Back Pain in Cervical (neck) Region

The most effective medicines for treating cervical back pain are Cimicifuga Racemosa and Guaiacum Officinale. The symptoms to look out for while prescribing Cimicifuga Racemosa are – pain, sensitivity in the neck, worsening of pain from pressure. The symptoms for use of Guaiacum Officinale are – stiffness in the cervical back and shoulders, aching pain in the neck.

6. Arnica Montana and Hypericum Perforatum – For Back Pain from Injury

For treating back pain arising from injury, Arnica Montana and Hypericum Perforatum are rated among the best treatment option. Back pain arising from falls blows – of both recent and remote origin – responds wonderfully well to these medicines. Persons needing Arnica Montana have sore, bruised pain in the back as after being beaten. This may be attended with lameness in the back. The symptoms for use of Hypericum Perforatum are – pain in the back with extreme sensitivity which makes it impossible to walk or stoop. Hypericum Perforatum is most significant medicine for coccyx pain (coccydynia) arising from a fall over the coccyx.

7. Cobaltum and Phosphorus – For Back Pain from Sitting

Cobaltum is used where pain in the back is worse in the sitting position. The pain usually radiates from the lower back down the legs and feet. Weakness in the legs may be felt. Walking may relive the back pain. Phosphorus is indicated where prolonged sitting leads to back pain. Weakness in the back may also be felt. Burning sensation in the spine is another feature that may attend.

8. Colocynthis and Magnesium Phosphorica – For Lower Back Pain Radiating Down Lower Limbs

Colocynthis and Magnesium Phosphorica are very effective medicines for back pain radiating down the legs. Among them, Colocynthis is helpful for back pain radiating down the limbs on the left side. The person needing Colocynthis may get relief from pressure. The pain can be tearing or drawing in nature. Magnesium Phosphorica is indicated for lower back pain that radiates down the right lower limb. The pain can vary from sharp, shooting, lightning-like or cramping in nature. Warm applications may offer some relief from pain.

9. Kalmia Latifolia and Paris Quadrifolia – For Cervical Back Pain Radiating Down the Arm/Hands

Kalmia Latifolia and Paris Quadrifolia are top grade medicines for cervical back pain radiating down the arms or hands. The radiating pain is accompanied by weakness, tingling, numbness in the arm or hands where Kalmia Latifolia will work best. Symptoms guiding the use of Paris Quadrifolia are a sensation of weight in the neck, worsening of symptoms from exertion (either mental/physical) and numbness in fingers.

Frequently Asked Questions

1.  What is back pain?

Pain felt anywhere between the cervical to coccyx region along the back is referred to as back pain. The back comprises the vertebrae, intervertebral disc, spinal cord, muscles, ligaments and tendons. The vertebrae are bony structures d include 7 cervical, 12 dorsal, 5 thoracic, 5 sacral and 4 coccygeal vertebrae. The intervertebral discs are flexible, cartilage structures. One intervertebral disc lies between two vertebrae. These intervertebral discs act as cushions to absorb shock and maintain flexibility of the spine. The vertebrae collectively make the vertebral column with the vertebral canal running through its length in the centre. The spinal cord is enclosed between the vertebral canal. The cause of back pain can lie in any of these structures that form the back. The lower back, however, is most vulnerable.

2. What other symptoms may show up with back pain?

The upper, middle or lower back may be affected. The upper back includes the cervical (neck) region; mid-back includes the dorsal region; and the lower back includes the lumbar, sacral and coccyx region. A major symptom that may accompany the pain is stiffness of the back. In case of pain in the cervical back, pain from neck may radiate down the arms. This may be attended with numbness, tingling in hands. Pain from the lower back may radiate down the lower limbs. This may also be attended with numbness, tingling and increased sensitivity in lower limbs. Other symptoms may include weakness in the back, lower limbs or upper limbs.

3. What could have caused my back pain?

Among the various causes behind back pain, the major ones include disc bulge, osteoarthritis, muscle strain, trauma and degenerative disc disease. Disc bulge refers to slipping of the intervertebral disc from its place. Osteoarthritis of the back refers to degenerative changes in the bones, disc, cartilage or joint of back. Muscle strain refers to overstretching of muscle arising from overuse, fatigue or lifting heavy weights. Degenerative disc disease refers to damage, dryness or breakage of the intervertebral disc mainly because of age-related wear and tear or from injury.

4. I have chronic back pain, which tests must I undergo for complete diagnosis?

Back pain investigation includes X-ray, MRI and CT scan. X-ray reveals any changes in the backbone. MRI and CT scan diagnose changes in the disc, muscles, ligaments, tendons of the back.

5. Are elders more prone to back pain?

Back pain can affect a person of any age group. However, back pain from degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis is most common in elderly people as these arise from age-related degenerative changes.

6. I have lower back pain that radiates down my legs, what could be the cause?

Lower back pain radiating down the lower limbs basically indicates sciatica which may arise from compression, pinching or irritation of the sciatic nerve in the back. The various causes of sciatica include spinal stenosis, disc bulge, disc degeneration, bone spurs, and spondylolisthesis.

7. What could be the reason for my cervical back pain radiating down the arms?

Pain in the cervical back that radiates down to the arms could be caused by pinching of nerves in the cervical region. Nerves in the cervical region could get pinched due to a disc bulge, herniated disc, cervical spondylosis, bone spurs, and spinal stenosis.

8. I have been advised surgery for lower back pain from disc bulge. Will these medicines help at this stage?

Homeopathy works wonders in lower back pain arising from disc bulge and helps avoid surgery is many such cases. However, the help offered by medicines in such cases and the extent of recovery depends on the severity of the case (mild/moderate/severe disc bulge).

9. Can’t exercise/physiotherapy cure back pain?

Physiotherapy does play an important role in managing back pain, but to completely cure back pain. But to get it cured a proper evaluation and treatment are needed. Both physiotherapy and medicines must go hand in hand for effective results.

10. Does back pain indicate a serious condition?

In most cases, back pain does not indicate a serious condition and does not require urgent medical aid. However, bowel/bladder incontinence or progressive weakness in legs together with back pain needs urgent attention as it may be an indication of the cauda equina syndrome, which is an emergency condition.

11. What lifestyle changes will help manage back pain?

Adopting some basic lifestyle measures can go a long way in managing back pain. Some of these are:

  • Maintain proper posture while sitting
  • Lose weight
  • Avoid lifting heavy weights
  • Avoid bending and twisting the back
  • Avoid prolonged, constant sitting and standing
  • Exercise and physiotherapy will help relax muscles and eventually, pain

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  1. Hello, I’ve recently been diagnosed with bilateral chronic spondyloarthopathy. I’m 15 weeks pregnant and really struggling with excruciating back pain. I’ve been told I can only take paracetamol which doesn’t help at all. Please can you recommend something, I’m desperate, it’s affecting work and home life, I’m in constant agony.


    Hi Sir,
    Good afternoon noon. Regarding my ill health I am to say that since 2014 am suffering from buldge disc ( L3-L5) discs level. As well dessication in these discs level. In cervical area C3-C7 also same problem and at one disc level osetiophytosis.

    Suffering for last 10 years.

    Please help me out from this problems.


  3. Amy Marasco says:

    I fell down stairs two weeks ago very bruised nothing broken but my lower back and mid back seize up and are very painful .
    I have taken arnica and byronia and also prednisone to reduce swelling tramadol for pain and a muscle relaxer .

    What else can I take to reduce the back pain
    Worse at night
    Better with heat
    Harder when switching from laying down to seated positions

  4. Nora Saxena says:

    I have pain in my left knee to toe, in the middle I have severe pain, when I want to walk I have sharp pain, problem in walking, I had four time knee replacement, because I broke the knee four times, now after fourth operatuion more than 18 months i have terrible pain, unable to walk long distance. I am struggling, I think my life finish.

    what medicien suits me.

    for back pain. I have also sever lower back pain. I have sever back pain, when I am getting off from the bed. Its so severe that I am unable to walk.

    When I am sitting and stand up, and start to walk pain start. Can you please suggest any medicien in homeopathy, so in future I enjoy my life and pain disappear.

  5. Hello,

    I am a chronic patient of lower back pain and hip pain on right side for 5 years now. The problem is that my when I sleep or sit for long hours the lower back/ right hip/ SI gets stiffened resulting in lower back pain. I have tried everything corticoids medicine, chiropractic, acupuncture, physiotherapy many times but the pain returns back once stopped. On the X-ray it shows pelvis misalignment right side up then left and disc degeneration in the back. This pain is now going to the leg weaking the right leg. It has gotten worse over the years. Can you treat this condition with homeopathic medicine?

  6. I am a chronic patient of lower back pain and hip pain on right side for 5 years now. The problem is that my when I sleep or sit for long hours the lower back/ right hip/ SI gets stiffened resulting in lower back pain. I have tried everything corticoids medicine, chiropractic, acupuncture, physiotherapy many times but the pain returns back once stopped. On the X-ray it shows pelvis misalignment right side up then left and disc degeneration in the back. This pain is now going to the leg weaking the right leg. It has gotten worse over the years. Can you treat this condition with homeopathic medicine?

  7. Rajeev Chawla says:

    Dear Sir,

    I am a chronic patient of lower back pain. The problem is that my when I sleep or sit for long hours the lower back gets stiffened resulting in lower back pain. The posture of body also gets uneasy. It takes some time to settle. My reports are ok. Please suggest a suitable medicine in homeopathy.


    Rajeev Chawla
    Mobile: 8930111998


    I am an advocate who is required to sit on the chair for long hours. So once a month for 2 to 5 days, i suffer lower back pain especially on the right side. Otherwise, I am quite fit and play tennis.
    If I miss my morning yoga, then I become more prone to this pain. Climbing up the stairs is also a great relief after which I can sit for another hour without problem.
    now, again i missed one of these precautions and having back pain. i am taking rus tox 30 3 drops and ruta 200 3 drops both 3 to 4 times a day. please suggest any changes in my medication
    N.S.Ruprah Advocate

  9. Hasnain khan says:

    Mam I have severe back pain

  10. Hi Dr. Sharma:
    I have been having severe pain which started only on my feet and to lower back after a year or so. Worse when sitting. Eases up when standing or walking. When I stand for a long time my leg from knee down feels heavy and burning. Back pain radiates Diagnosis of lumber radiculopathy with disc bulge at L3, L4, S1. Also central canal stenosis at L3, L4. I have seen 4 neurosurgeons. Two said surgery might help, Two said no surgery. So am confused. Am seeing a pain management doctor now, taking 4 pain medications which do not quite control the pain. Also taking a depression medication due to frustration from the stubborn pain.
    What do you recommend?

  11. Cherie Matisse says:

    My Dad had surgery about 1-2 months ago. Severe spinal stenosis for years. He’s 95. He’s in more pain now than before surgery. Any suggestions?

    Btw, he is using a homeopathic leg cramp formula when he wakes up with leg cramps. It works well and alleviates the cramping.

  12. J S P Liyanage says:


    What are the remedies that have the sensation -as if fire emits from eyes


    My Mid back Region gets burning while more sitting. Burning sensation appears move around on the back

  14. gab regan says:

    what would you recommend for occipital neuralgia, diagnosed by Doctor?

  15. I am in my fifties and have chronic low back pain (mainly sacrum and thoracic regions) as a result of degenerative spine and possible injury to coccyx region during a snow tubing accident several years ago. Worse with standing or stooping, vacuuming/mopping. Better with sitting or laying down. I have tried many different Homeopathic remedies over the years (including Arnica 1M, Hypericum 200c, Rhus Tox 30c + Symphytum 200c) but am not finding lasting relief. I would love to know how to uproot this pain once and for all, if at all possible, using homeopathy.

  16. Glenda Malone says:

    I am a senior woman I have severe back pain the location all the way across the back but worse on the left
    This pain is directly behind my mama’s standing and walking makes it hurt worse I have tried Rhus tox Bryonia Hypericum , caust they took the edge off but still a lot of pain please help

  17. Sk.M.Alam says:

    When I wake in the morning,I feel great pain in the back of my waist for a week.Even I can’t move my waist.What can I do ?

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