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Radiculopathy or a pinched nerve in the spine causes symptoms like pain, weakness, and numbness that can be treated with homeopathy medicines. Well-selected remedies work as pain relievers, address burning and tingling, and weakness in affected parts.
The clinical consequence of radiculopathy is arm pain or paresthesias in the dermatomal distribution of the affected nerve and may or may not be associated with neck pain and motor weakness.
As per HSS journal, most radiculopathy patients will significantly improve from non-surgical active and passive therapies. Indicated for surgery are patients with clinically significant motor deficits, debilitating pain. Patient history and clinical examination are important for diagnosis. Further imaging modalities, such as x-ray, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and electrophysiologic testing, are of importance.
Radiculopathy Homeopathy Medicines by Symptoms
Dr.K.S. Gopi a researcher, academician, practitioner, and author of best seller book Homeopathy Easy Prescriber has identified important remedies for this condition
Paris Quadrifolia 30 is the top medicine for cervical radiculopathy. The main symptom is numbness in the upper limbs. Cervical radiculopathy is defined as a syndrome of pain and/or sensorimotor deficits due to compression of a cervical nerve root. Irritation of a nerve in the spinal cord causes numbness that travels down the arm and weakness that may involve different muscles of the arm. The fingers feel numb. Along with this, pain and a feeling of weight are experienced in the neck. The pain may extend from the neck down to the shoulders.
Kalmia Latifolia 30 is another medicine for cervical radiculopathy where the symptoms include pricking, numbness, and weakness in the upper limbs. Feeling of “pins and needles,” or other abnormal sensations (paresthesia) in the arms or legs is common in radiculopathy. People may complain of a tingling sensation in the upper limbs as well. Along with the above-mentioned symptoms, pain from the neck extends down to the shoulder blades or down the arms. The pain is sharp and shooting in nature.
Hypericum Perf. 30 when there is tingling, burning, and numbness in the limbs following trauma to the spine. As per Penn medicine, the pain caused by cervical radiculopathy can be described as burning or sharp, stemming from the neck and traveling to other parts of the body connected to the damaged nerve.
Rhus Tox 30 is mainly indicated for localized pain in the neck or lower back from radiculopathy that follows trauma or injury to the spine.
Colocynth 30 is one of the most suitable medicines for radiculopathy where the lumbar region is involved. In Colocynth sciatica is the major complaint arising from lumbar radiculopathy. Pain from the lower back radiates down the hip to the legs in such cases. The pain may be drawing, tearing, or cramping in nature. As per NCBI, lumbar radiculopathy is a self-limited injury to the nerve roots of the lumbar spine. It can present as excruciating, burning, or stinging pain, radiating down the leg, decreased sensation of the legs, numbness and tingling, and in more severe cases, muscle weakness.
Gnaphalium 30 is mainly indicated for sciatica pain and numbness in lower limbs arising from lumbar radiculopathy. Sciatica is one of the most common types of radiculopathy and refers to pain that originates in your lower back and travels through your buttocks and down the sciatic nerve – the largest single nerve in the body. Lumbar radiculopathy is a common clinical problem, characterized by dorsal root ganglion (DRG) injury and neural hyperactivity causing intense pain. The numbness in lower limbs may be accompanied by or alternate with sciatica pain. Pain and numbness in the lower. Lying on the back may bring some relief to back pain.
Tip For best results, the medicines should match the indicated symptoms or as advised by your doctor
Note: above medicines are available in 2-dram medicated globules or 30 ml dilutions (sealed unit).
Dosage: (Pills) Adult and children 2 years of age and older: Dissolve 4 pills under the tongue 3 times a day until relieved or as directed by a physician. (Drops): The usual dosage is 3-4 drops in a teaspoon of water 2-3 times daily. Dosage may vary depending on the conditions. Always consult a Homeopathic Physician before taking medicines
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