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Plumbum Metallicum - Back symptoms

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HPUS label indication: Paleness

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


BETTER, rubbing, hard pressure, physical exertion ( Alumen.)
WORSE, at night, motion.
Relationships
Compare: Plumb. Acet ( painful cramps in paralyzed limbs; severe pain and muscular cramps in gastric ulcer; locally, as an application (non-homeopathic) in moist eczema, and to dry up secretions from mucous surfaces. Care must be used, as sufficient lead can be absorbed to produce lead poison, one to two drams of the Liquor plumbi subacetatis to the ounce of water; also in pruritus pudendi, equal parts of the Liquor plumbi and glycerin). plumb. jodat ( Has been used empirically in various forms of paralysis, sclerotic degenerations, especially of spinal cord, atrophies, arteriosclerosis, pellagra. Indurations of mammary glands, especially when a tendency to become inflamed appears; sore and painful. Indurations of great hardness and associated with a very dry skin. Lancinating pains of Tabes.) Compare: Alumina; Plat.; Opium; Podoph.; Merc.; Thal. Plectranthus (paralysis, spastic, spinal form); Plumb. chromicum (convulsions, with terrible pains; pupils greatly dilated; retracted abdomen); PLUMB. Phosph ( loss of sexual power; Locomotor ataxia).
Antidotes: Plat.; Alum.; Petrol.
Dose
Third to thirtieth potency.

BACK

Cramp (see also pain: cramp-like pains)

Curvature of spine (scoliosis); dorsal (shoulder level)

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

Heaviness, weight; neck

Inflammation; membranes; in spinal meningitis
Inflammation; spinal cord

Pain
Pain; aching
Pain; aching; afternoon
Pain; aching; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; between them
Pain; aching; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; aching; lumbar (lower half of back); when stooping
Pain; aching; rheumatic pain
Pain; aching; while sitting
Pain; afternoon
Pain; burning; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; between them; comes on suddenly, aggravated by movement
Pain; burning; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; right
Pain; burning; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; tip of
Pain; burning; neck; comes on suddenly
Pain; burning; neck; moving head
Pain; burning; spine
Pain; coccyx (bottom tip of spine)
Pain; cramp-like; lumbar (lower half of back); comes on suddenly
Pain; cramp-like; lumbar (lower half of back); during movement
Pain; cramp-like; lumbar (lower half of back); pressure
Pain; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades
Pain; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; between
Pain; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; right
Pain; dragging; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; gnawing, biting; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; junction of pelvis and spine
Pain; laughing
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); afternoon
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); bending to left
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; knee
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); laughing
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); on stooping
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); pressure
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); pressure
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); rubbing
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); sitting
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); spine
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); standing
Pain; neck
Pain; night
Pain; piercing, stabbing; base of spine
Pain; piercing, stabbing; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; piercing, stabbing; lumbar (lower half of back); comes on suddenly
Pain; piercing, stabbing; lumbar (lower half of back); on movement
Pain; piercing, stabbing; lumbar (lower half of back); pressure
Pain; pressing; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; pressing; lumbar (lower half of back); during period
Pain; pressure
Pain; pressure
Pain; pulling; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; pulling; neck
Pain; rubbing
Pain; sacrum (base of spine); extending to other parts; down legs
Pain; sacrum (base of spine); when stooping
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; dorsal (shoulder level)
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; dorsal (shoulder level); between shoulder blades; comes on suddenly, burning sensation
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back); afternoon
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back); leaning against chair
Pain; spine
Pain; spine; extending to other parts; to back of head (occiput)
Pain; spine; irritation; dorsal (shoulder level)
Pain; spine; irritation; leaning against a chair
Pain; spine; irritation; lumbar (lower half of back); when leaning against chair
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; afternoon
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level); between shoulder blades
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level); under shoulder blades
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level); under shoulder blades; with deep breathing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; lumbar (lower half of back); afternoon
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; lumbar (lower half of back); bending to left
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; lumbar (lower half of back); pressure
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; lumbar (lower half of back); rubbing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; lumbar (lower half of back); sitting
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; lumbar (lower half of back); when laughing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; lumbar (lower half of back); when standing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; sacrum (base of spine)
Pain; tearing; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades
Pain; tearing; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; right
Pain; tearing; lumbar (lower half of back); afternoon; standing
Pain; tearing; neck
Pain; travels upwards
Pain; when stooping
Pain; while sitting
Pain; while standing
Pain; with rigidness

Pulsating; neck; on lying down

Skin; itching; lumbar (lower half of back); base of spine

Spasms; opisthotonos (body bent backward and stiffened)

Stiffness; neck

Tension; neck (see spasmodic pulling)

Thin, wasted muscles; dorsal (shoulder level), shoulder blade muscles
Thin, wasted muscles; lumbar (lower half of back)

Weakness (tired feeling, in spine)

Lightning-like pains; temporarily better by pressure

Paralysis of lower extremities.

Spinal cord sclerosed
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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

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.