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8 Homeopathic Medicines for Back Injury

Back injury includes injury to a muscle, ligaments, tendons, vertebra or disc in the back. Sprain, strain, fracture, dislocation of the vertebra, herniated/torn disc may result from a back injury. Back injury can arise from lifting a heavy object/pulling heavy objects (mainly cause sprain/strain), sudden jolt, blow on the back, car accident, falling, excessive twisting of the spine. Back injury and strains remain the most common causes of back pain and the lower back is the most common site of injury. Homeopathic medicines for back injury help to manage back pain, stiffness and promote healing of injured muscles, tendons, ligaments in an effective manner.      homeopathic medicines for back injury

Following a back injury sudden, severe pain in back arises that may be attended with swelling and bruising. Stiffness and limitation of movement may arise. Pain from lower back can radiate down the lower limb in case the sciatic nerve is compressed or damaged. Injury to lower back may also cause compression of nerves in the lower back that may lead to cauda equina syndrome which is a medical emergency and needs urgent help from the conventional system.

Homeopathic Medicines for Back Injury

Homeopathy carries an excellent scope to manage cases of a back injury. They are helpful to manage recent as well as remote injuries to the back. Homeopathy medicines for managing back injuries are of natural origin. The top grade medicines for managing back pain are Arnica, Rhus Tox, Ruta, Hypericum, and Bryonia. Among them, Arnica is the first aid medicine in homeopathy for injury cases. Homeopathy medicines are highly competent to manage mild to moderate back injuries. But in case of major, severe injuries where fracture of vertebra, paralysis or cauda equina syndrome symptoms are present immediate help from conventional treatment should be taken on an emergency basis.

1. Arnica – Top Grade Medicine for Managing Back Injury

Arnica tops the list o medicines to manage back injury. It is prepared from a plant named Arnica Montana having common name Leopard’s-Bane of the natural order Compositae. Arnica is helpful both for managing acute as well as chronic effects of a back injury. Its use is recommended in back injury arising from falls, blows, blunt instruments. The person requiring it suffers from intense pain and tenderness in back from injury. Back is also sore, bruised with a lame feeling. It feels as if the back has been beaten. Back seems unable to carry body weight. Pain may also be felt in hips along with lower back. A fullness and pressure sensation in the lumbar back is there. Tingling in the back is also felt.

2. Rhus Tox – For Back Sprains and Strains

Rhus To is highly suitable to treat cases of back sprains and strains that arise from heavy weight lifting, sudden twisting of the back. In cases needing Rhus Tox back is very much painful and stiff. Back feels as if it is broken. The pain is most worse while sitting, lying down, stooping and bending. Pain is also worse on beginning to move but it is relieved by moving about constantly afterward. Exercise also helps to relieve the pain where Rhus Tox is indicated.

3. Ruta – For Back Pain from Injury or Strain

Ruta is prepared from a plant named Ruta Graveolens commonly known as Rue of the natural order Rutaceae. Ruta is helpful to manage back pain arising from an injury or strain. Drawing and bruised pain are felt along the back. A lame and beaten sensation is felt in the spine. There is a pain in small of the back that is worse from sitting, stooping or walking. Lying down relieves the pain. Pressure also tends to relieve the pain.

4. Hypericum – For Back Injury with High Sensitivity of Spine

Hypericum is prepared from a plant Hypericum Perforatum also known by the name of St. John’s Wort. The natural order of this plant is Hypericaceae. Hypericum is helpful for back injury when attended with high sensitivity of the spine. The spine is highly tender with terrible pain. Pain tends to shoot from the spine down the limbs. Pains are violent that makes a person unable to walk or stoop. Hypericum is a top listed medicine to treat coccyx injury from a fall. In such cases, the pain may radiate up the spine or down the limbs from the coccyx. It is also prominently indicated where cervical vertebrae are very sensitive to touch after a fall. Here slightest motion of arms or neck extorts cries.

5. Bryonia – For Lumbar Back Pain from Injury when Slightest Motion Worsens Pain

Bryonia is prepared from a plant named Bryonia Alba or Wild Hops of the natural order Cucurbitaceae. Bryonia is highly beneficial to manage back pain arising from an injury. The key feature to use Bryonia in such cases of back pain is worsening of condition from slightest motion. Pain compels the person to walk crookedly. Tearing pain is marked in the lumbar back along with tenderness. Stiffness also attends back pain. The pain is worse from standing, motion, turning in bed and stooping. Lying down still relieves the pain.

6. Aesculus – To Manage Pain in Lumbo-Sacral Region and Hips

Aesculus is prepared from a plant Aesculus Hippocastanum having common name Horse-Chestnut of the natural order Sapindaceae. Aesculus is well-indicated to manage back pain in the lumbosacral region and hips from injury. Pain in the back is intense with sensation as if it would break. The pain gets worse from walking and stooping. Rising from sitting is also painful. Stiffness is also marked in the lumbosacral back and hips. Weakness, weariness, and lameness in the back are also felt along with pain and stiffness.

7. Calcarea Fluor – For Chronic Back Pain arising from Strain

Calcarea Fluor is an excellent medicine to manage chronic back pain that origin from the strain. Persons requiring Calcarea Fluor complain of back pain that is worse by rest and on beginning to move. However, continued motion helps to relieve the pain. Warmth on the back also offers relief in back pain where Calcarea Fluor is indicated. The back feels tired, and a burning sensation in the back may be present. Restlessness also accompanies back pain with the above symptoms.

8. Colocynth – When Pain Radiates from Lumbar Back Down the Legs (Sciatica)

Colocynth is prepared from the pulp of the fruit of a plant named Citrullus Colocynthis, Cucumis colocynthis or Bitter Apple. The natural order of this plant is Cucurbitaceae. Colocynth is a significant medicine to manage back injury when pain radiates from the lumbar back down the legs (sciatica). The pain is mainly drawing, tearing or sharp shooting in nature. Pain majorly tends to get worse at night time. Rubbing and pressure help to relieve the pain. Heat also ameliorates the pain in cases needing Colocynth.

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  1. Sanjeev Kumar says:

    Sir, In 2003 i had fallen on the road from significant height & my upper back spine got injured, till date 10 MRI of upper back as well as lumbar spine carried out at different different diagnostic centres & all the MRI report are well within normal range, but i have been suffering from chronic pain at the injury site along with severe stiffness/pain in the injured muscles/joints (i.e. T4, T5, T6, T7,T8, &T9) my legs very often get numbs (Specially left Leg) & pain as well tingling effect in the legs & my legs also feels very weak, due to all these complication presently iam not able to do my normal activites, I have seen many renowned orthopadeics as well as neurologist but all their efforts and their medicines went in vain. kindly suggest me homeopathic solution for my problem. myself along with my family shall ever remain grateful to you.

    Name:- Sanjeev Kumar
    Age.:- 43 Years
    Place:- Meerut
    Weight 83 Kg
    Height 6 feet

  2. Sir, do you have any medicine in homeopathic to bring bowl and bladder sensation post Cuada Equina surgery.please suggest.

  3. Rehan Sabir says:

    Sir I have problem in lumber part L3 L4 and L5 S1 due to which I am feeling numbness and pain in left thigh. Pain is severe I can’t touch my leg and touching of clothes to thigh also causing pain plz suggest medicine

  4. Rhus tox200 and colocynthis200 dose

  5. M suffer from cauda equena N stenosis N nerve root compression tell homopathy medicion

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