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Cervical Dystonia – Effective Homeopathic Medicines for Neck Stiffness

Cervical dystonia is a form of focal dystonia. Cervical dystonia refers to a painful condition of the neck arising from involuntary contraction of the neck muscles. The pain is attended with a tilting of the neck and head. In some cases, the head and neck can tilt in a forward or backward position. Cervical dystonia is also known as spasmodic torticollis. Homeopathy carries an excellent scope to treat cervical dystonia. With the use of homeopathic medicines, the episodes of neck muscle contraction, as well as the intensity, are seen to reduce with time. Lachanathes, Lycopodium, and Rhus Tox are the top homeopathic medicines for cervical dystonia.

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Homeopathic medicines for cervical dystonia.

Homeopathic Treatment of Cervical Dystonia

Homeopathic medicines help in relaxing the contracted neck muscles and reduce the pain associated with it in a very effective manner. There are numerous homeopathic medicines for cervical dystonia. These homeopathic medicines treat cervical dystonia in a very gentle and natural way. They are made from naturally occurring substances and hence are very safe to use in all age groups and are free from any side effects. The most suitable homeopathic medicine for cervical dystonia among them is selected after a detailed analysis in every individual case.

Homeopathic Medicines for Cervical Dystonia

Lachnanthes – For Cervical Dystonia with Stiff Neck and Head Drawn to the Right Side

Lachnanthes is a natural medicine for cervical dystonia prepared from plant Lachnanthes Tinctoria (also known as Red Root.) The natural order of this plant is Haemodoraceae. Lachnanthes is a top listed homeopathic medicine to treat cervical dystonia (torticollis). Lachnanthes is indicated when the neck muscles are contracted with the head drawn to the right side. There is a pain in the neck. The pain and stiffness extend from neck to the head. Pain in neck worsens from neck movement or bending the head backward.

Lycopodium – For Cervical Dystonia with Neck Stiffness Causing Drawing of Head to Left Side

Homeopathic medicine Lycopodium is prepared from the spores of a plant Lycopodium Clavatum, commonly known as Club Moss. It belongs to the natural order Lycopodiaceae. Lycopodium is well indicated for cases of cervical dystonia causing drawing of the head to the left side. The neck is very stiff and towards the left side. There is a darting pain in the neck. The pain and stiffness of neck radiate to the shoulders too.

Rhus Tox – For Cervical Dystonia with Stiff Neck

Rhus Tox is a natural homeopathic medicine for cervical dystonia with a markedly stiff neck. The neck muscles are contracted, tense and painful. Movement of neck worsens the complaint. A person needing Rhus Tox may feel relief from heat application on the neck. Stiff neck due to exposure to a draft of air is treated well with Rhus Tox. Cases of cervical dystonia with a history of injury to the neck or shoulder also respond well to homeopathic remedy Rhus Tox.

Cimicifuga – For Cervical Dystonia with Stiff Neck from Cold Air Exposure

Cimicifuga offers a natural treatment for cervical dystonia that is prepared from the root of a plant Cimicifuga Racemosa, commonly known by the name of Black Cohosh. The natural order of this plant is Ranunculaceae. Cimicifuga is well indicated for cervical dystonia with a stiff neck arising from exposure to cold air. The neck muscles are highly painful and contracted, and also sensitive to touch. Pain worsens upon moving the hands.

Causticum – For Cervical Dystonia with Stiff Neck and Pain in Back of Head

Causticum is an effective medicine for cervical dystonia with a stiff neck attended with pain in the back of the head. Neck muscles are contracted, tightly bound and the person may find it very difficult to move the neck and head. Along with the above symptoms, there may be a tearing pain in the neck muscles.

Cicuta – For Cervical Dystonia with Head Drawn Backwards

Cicuta is a natural remedy for cervical problems prepared from the root of a plant Cicuta Virosa or Water Hemlock. The natural order of this plant is Umbelliferae. Use of Cicuta is considered in cases of cervical dystonia where there is a tendency to draw the head backward. The neck muscles contract intensely and become hard. The person is unable to move the head due to tensed muscles. There may be a dull pain in the back of the head.

Medorrhinum – For Cervical Dystonia with Head Drawn Forwards

Homeopathic medicine Medorrhinum is useful for treating cervical dystonia where the head is drawn forwards. There appears spasm of the neck muscles and chin is drawn down to the sternum. There is an intense drawing pain in the neck. Pain at the base of the brain may be present. A sensation of burning heat may be present in the neck along with the above symptoms.

Zincum Met – For Cervical Dystonia with Stiffness and Tearing Pain in Neck

Zincum Met is a natural homeopathic remedy for cervical dystonia with stiffness and tearing pain in the neck. Pain from the side of the neck may extend to the shoulder. The tearing pain is most felt on the right side of the neck. Pain may also be felt just below the jaw and behind the ear in some cases. The stiffness of the neck is most marked during the morning.

Causes of Cervical Dystonia

Cervical dystonia is an idiopathic condition i.e. the reason behind the cervical dystonia is not known. Sometimes cervical dystonia is seen to run in families, so a genetic link is seen in this condition. Sometimes a history of injury to the neck or shoulders may be present. Cervical dystonia can develop at any age but is mostly seen to appear after the age of 30 years. The condition of cervical dystonia is more commonly seen in females as compared to the males. Sternocleidomastoid, trapezius and other neck muscles are involved in this condition.

Symptoms of Cervical Dystonia

The main feature of cervical dystonia is a tilting of the head and neck to either side of the body. In some cases pulling of head and neck forward (anterocollis) or backward (retrocollis) may also be present. The intensity of the muscle contraction varies from mild to severe form. Along with the above features, there is neck pain and discomfort. Sometimes the neck pain may also radiate to the shoulders. In some cases, jerking or tremors of the head may also be noted. Cervical dystonia may also be seen to spread to other areas like the face and the jaw. Headaches may also arise in such conditions. The symptoms of cervical dystonia seem to worsen from stress and motion while rest seems to bring relief.

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  1. I am having cervical Distonia n BLEPHROSPASM. Neck turning left n forward. Constant blinking of eyes.

  2. Sekhar Hari says:

    Sir, I am feeling like having cervical dystonia and I am in requirement of an appointment for treatment of my problem. Kindly reply.

    • J.naveenkumar says:

      I am having cervical dystonia from 10 years iam taking botox injection for every three months iam having reflief but need perminent solution for it any homeopathy medicine is ther doctor for complete cure I am from Hyderabad if any doctor is there in Hyderabad for homeopathy treatment kindly help me sir my phone no 9848303800

  3. Tasneem kw says:

    Tasneem kw here
    I am suffering from cervical dystonia since 2 years.
    Symotoms- head bent towards right shoulder
    But twitching of neck occurs towards left side
    I cannot rotate my neck towards right side..if i do so my neck twitches fastly towards left
    Please help me out

  4. vandesh nayak says:

    i am suffering from spasmodic dystonia from last 30 years , i have continuous spasm ,there is pain
    help me sir,

  5. Thomas Christian says:

    Hi. Could you help me with Cervical Dystonia

  6. Sundaramanickam says:

    My daughter have this problem


    Thanks a lot Dr. Sharma. I have read this and came to know about cervical dystonia. My beloved wife is suffering from this at the stage of seven months of pregnancy. I was in a depression. This message through your information helped me very much. Thanking you once again.

    • Nitesh shriwas says:

      Hello sir… My mother has cervical dystonia and her neck is moving towards right side. How can we overcome it.

  8. Michelle Hinton says:

    I have fibromyalgia and cervical dystonia. The muscles are stiff on the right side below my ear all the way down my back. Which homeopathic remedy is best?

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  10. I had cervical dystonia from last four I consulted neurologist he priscribe some medicine I take four there was no benfit of that my neck is moving left side

  11. Sunita qureahi says:

    I am having left hand and head tremors. I also have severe hedache when I get up in the morning. Also stage 4 breast cancer that is in my spine
    What can I take. Especially shaking in my left Hand mostly the thumb. What can I take to help tremors. Back of the neck hurts also

  12. Sunita qureahi says:

    I am having left hand and head tremors. I also have severe hedache when I get up in the morning. Also stage 4 breast cancer that is in my spine
    What can I take. Especially shaking in my left Hand mostly the thumb. What can I take to help tremors. Back of the neck hurts also

  13. Hello Dr Sharma. I am 62 years old female. For the past 4 months I have stiff neck and it involuntarily moves to the right. I suspect it is cervical dystonia. My doctor thinks it is due to working through Zoom in meetings 5 hours per day, overusing my neck muscles . The diagnosis was done through telephone as we are in lockdown. He gave me amitriptyline which I haven’t taken as it will cause drowsiness in the morning, even though I am supposed to take them in the evening. My doctor also thinks there maybe some cervical bones which have shortened due to my age.

    Please advise me the most appropriate homeopathy medicine for my condition. I am in constant pain and at times my mouth goes into spasm when I eat. I had vocal dystonia 12 years ago due to high stress then. Fortunately it went by itself.

    Thank you in advance.
    Regards, Melani

  14. Vijay Singh says:

    Dr. Sharma namskar.. I am suffering from neck dystonia for past three years. My neck is tilting to left side and it occurs an awkward posture… Which is painful. How can I get rid of it… Please suggest.

  15. MANOJ BAGRI says:

    Dr. Namaskaram! Pl. Help me for pain in upper part of right hand and pain in position of neck in right.moreover, back upper part right side of my back. Your opinion is highly solicited. …Manoj

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