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Nux Vomica - Back symptoms

Poison-nut, Nux, Nux vom, Colubrina


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HPUS label indication: Vomiting

Below are the strongest indications of Nux Vomica in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.


BETTER, from a nap, if allowed to finish it; in evening, while at rest, in damp, wet weather (Caust.), strong pressure.
WORSE, morning, mental exertion, after eating, touch, spices, stimulants, narcotics, dry weather, cold.
Relationships
Nux seeds contain Copper, notice the cramp-causing proclivities of both Complementary: Sulphur; Sepia.
Inimical: Zinc.
Compare: Strychnia
Compare: Kali-carb.; Hydr.; Bry.; Lyc.; Graph.
Antidotes: Coff.; Ignat.; Cocc.
Dose
First to thirtieth potency and higher. Nux is said to act best given in the evening.

BACK

Bruised pain below scapulae
Must sit up in order to turn in bed
Coldness

Coldness; evening
Coldness; evening; after lying down
Coldness; morning

Cracking; neck

Cramp (see also pain: cramp-like pains)
Cramp (see also pain: cramp-like pains); intermittent pulling; neck (head bent back)

Heat; lumbar (lower half of back)
Heat; neck

Heaviness, weight; neck
Heaviness, weight; neck; morning

Inflammation; membranes; in spinal meningitis
Inflammation; spinal cord

Numbness

Pain
Pain; aching
Pain; aching; base of spine
Pain; aching; before period
Pain; aching; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; between them
Pain; aching; in open air
Pain; aching; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; aching; lumbar (lower half of back); labour-like
Pain; aching; lumbar (lower half of back); morning
Pain; aching; lumbar (lower half of back); morning; in bed
Pain; aching; lumbar (lower half of back); movement
Pain; aching; lumbar (lower half of back); night
Pain; aching; lumbar (lower half of back); while lying down
Pain; aching; lumbar (lower half of back); while lying down; must sit up to turn over in bed
Pain; aching; lumbar (lower half of back); while sitting
Pain; aching; pain on turning, must sit up to turn over in bed
Pain; aching; while sitting
Pain; after stool
Pain; after stress
Pain; as if broken
Pain; as if broken; base of spine
Pain; as if broken; before stool
Pain; as if broken; lumbar (lower half of back); from a draft of air
Pain; as if broken; neck
Pain; as if sprained
Pain; as if sprained; dorsal (shoulder level); between shoulder blades
Pain; as if sprained; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blade
Pain; as though the back would break
Pain; as though the back would break; during period
Pain; as though the back would break; during suppressed period
Pain; as though the back would break; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; before stool
Pain; burning
Pain; burning; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades
Pain; burning; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; between them
Pain; burning; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; burning; lumbar (lower half of back); walking
Pain; causing contraction
Pain; compressing; lumbar (lower half of back); extending into side
Pain; cramp-like
Pain; cramp-like; lumbar (lower half of back); during period
Pain; cutting
Pain; digging; base of spine
Pain; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades
Pain; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; between
Pain; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; between; breathing
Pain; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; between; on moving head
Pain; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; between; on moving
Pain; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; between; while stooping
Pain; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; right; under shoulder blade
Pain; dorsal (shoulder level); spine
Pain; during chill
Pain; during fever
Pain; during intermission of fever
Pain; during stool
Pain; evening
Pain; extending to other parts; to thighs
Pain; external warmth
Pain; from lifting
Pain; from sexual excesses
Pain; in cold air
Pain; in cold air; pain at every draft of air
Pain; in women; before period
Pain; in women; during labour
Pain; in women; during period
Pain; in women; from when period is suppressed
Pain; labour-like
Pain; labour-like; small of back
Pain; labour-like; small of back; with urging to stool
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); after necrosis (death of cells)
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); after stress
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); during chill
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); during movement
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); during period
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); extending to other parts; hip
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); extending to other parts; thighs
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); extending to other parts; up the back
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); extending to other parts; upward
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); in a draft
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); lifting
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); lying down
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); morning
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); morning; in bed
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); movement
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); on stooping
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); on turning
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); pain when turning body
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); rheumatic pains
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); while lying down
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); while lying down; turning in bed is almost impossible
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); while sitting
Pain; morning
Pain; neck
Pain; neck; after eating
Pain; neck; afternoon
Pain; neck; before period
Pain; neck; evening
Pain; neck; extending to other parts; arm and fingers
Pain; neck; extending to other parts; arm
Pain; neck; from touch
Pain; neck; morning
Pain; neck; on moving head
Pain; neck; pain starts suddenly
Pain; neck; rheumatic
Pain; neck; while sitting
Pain; night
Pain; night; 4 a.m.
Pain; night; 4 a.m.; forcing out of bed
Pain; on movement
Pain; open air
Pain; pressing; dorsal (shoulder level); between shoulder blades
Pain; pressing; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades
Pain; pressing; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; pressing; sacrum (base of spine)
Pain; pressing; sacrum (base of spine); pressing down
Pain; pressing; sacrum (base of spine); with urging to stool
Pain; pulling
Pain; pulling; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades
Pain; pulling; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; between
Pain; pulling; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; between; on stooping
Pain; pulling; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; pulling; lumbar (lower half of back); extending to other parts; up back
Pain; pulling; lumbar (lower half of back); morning; in bed
Pain; pulling; neck
Pain; pulling; neck; afternoon
Pain; pulling; neck; before period
Pain; pulling; neck; extending downward
Pain; pulling; neck; morning
Pain; pulling; neck; while sitting
Pain; pulling; sacrum (base of spine)
Pain; pulling; sacrum (base of spine); extending into thighs
Pain; rheumatic
Pain; sacrum (base of spine)
Pain; sacrum (base of spine); before period
Pain; sacrum (base of spine); during chill
Pain; sacrum (base of spine); during stool
Pain; sacrum (base of spine); extending to other parts; thighs
Pain; sacrum (base of spine); night
Pain; sacrum (base of spine); turning in bed
Pain; sacrum (base of spine); while lying down
Pain; sacrum (base of spine); with dysentery
Pain; sacrum (base of spine); with urging to stool
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; dorsal (shoulder level); between shoulder blades
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; dorsal (shoulder level); between shoulder blades; when stooping
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; dorsal (shoulder level); in shoulder blades
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back); bending backward
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back); morning; 3 a.m.
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back); morning; in bed
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back); on movement
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back); on stooping
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back); sacrum (base of spine)
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; neck
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; neck; on movement
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; neck; on stooping
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; night; 3 to 4 a.m.
Pain; spine
Pain; spine; extending up spine
Pain; spine; irritation
Pain; spine; irritation; dorsal (shoulder level)
Pain; spine; irritation; footsteps
Pain; spine; irritation; from using sewing machine
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level); between shoulder blades
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level); between shoulder blades; on movement
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level); between shoulder blades; when breathing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; lumbar (lower half of back); extending to other parts; into thighs
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; lumbar (lower half of back); turning body
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; turning the body
Pain; tearing
Pain; tearing; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; tearing; lumbar (lower half of back); lying down
Pain; tearing; lumbar (lower half of back); walking
Pain; tearing; lumbar (lower half of back); while sitting
Pain; tearing; neck
Pain; tearing; neck; comes on suddenly
Pain; tearing; neck; evening
Pain; tearing; pulling
Pain; tearing; spine
Pain; travels downwards
Pain; travels downwards; during labour
Pain; travels upwards
Pain; walking
Pain; when stooping
Pain; when straightening up the back
Pain; when turning
Pain; when turning; in bed
Pain; while lying down
Pain; while lying down
Pain; while lying down; must sit up to turn over in bed
Pain; while lying down; on back
Pain; while lying down; on side
Pain; while lying down; when turning in bed
Pain; while sitting
Pain; while walking
Pain; with breath
Pain; with rigidness
Pain; with rigidness; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; with rigidness; lumbar (lower half of back); after difficult childbirth

Perspiration
Perspiration; neck
Perspiration; neck; morning

Pulsating; lumbar (lower half of back); during chill
Pulsating; sacrum (base of spine)

Skin; itching; burning
Skin; itching; burning; evening while undressing
Skin; itching; burning; morning while dressing
Skin; itching; burning; night
Skin; like insects crawling on skin

Spasms
Spasms; opisthotonos (body bent backward and stiffened)

Stiffness
Stiffness; neck
Stiffness; neck; after eating
Stiffness; neck; with running nose

Strained easily

Tension; dorsal (shoulder level); between shoulder blades
Tension; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades
Tension; lumbar (lower half of back)
Tension; neck (see spasmodic pulling); before period

Twitching; like electric shocks

Weakness (tired feeling, in spine)
Weakness (tired feeling, in spine); lumbar (lower half of back)
Weakness (tired feeling, in spine); sexual excesses

Backache in lumbar region

Burning in spine; worse, 3 to 4 a.m

Cervico-brachial neuralgia; worse, touch

Sitting is painful.
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Sources
Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.