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Plumbum Metallicum - Back And Neck symptoms - T.F. Allen

Lead, Plumbum, Plumb, Plb.

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HPUS indication of Plumbum Metallicum: Paleness
Common symptoms: Paleness, Loss of smell, Stiffness.

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Plumbum Metallicum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.


Back and neck

Stiffness of the limbs and general cold sweat; the patient answered only by nodding the head; after a while respiration stopped entirely, and rigidity extended over the whole body, though the heart continued to beat, lasting nearly two hours,


Pains in the back, hips, and down the spine, extending occasionally up the neck to back part of head,

Pains in limbs, shoulders neck, face, and head,


Paralysis of the cervical muscles,

Tension in the nape of the neck, more on the right side, extending into the ear, on turning the head sideways (after four hours and a half),

The neck is stiff; the head is kept almost motionless,

In the neighborhood of the last cervical and first dorsal vertebrae pressure causes a rather severe pain (point of hyperaesthesia),

The pains are also felt in the neck, walls of the chest, back and loins,

Tearing in the nape of the neck, disappearing on standing and rubbing it, after which it appeared in the left shoulder, when it disappeared of itself (after five hours),


Weakness of the back and lower extremities,

Weary feeling in the back, hardly amounting to pain,

Back lame, weak, and painful,

"Rheumatism" of the back, hips, and lower extremities,

"Spinal irritation,"

Neuralgic pains in the back,

Pains in the muscles of the back,


Dorsal region of spine tender on pressure (after one year),

Pains between the shoulders (after three-quarters of an hour),

Pain as if sprained in right scapula (after a quarter of an hour),

Tearing in the lower portion of the right scapula (after two hours),

Tearing in the right scapula, with a feeling as of something living in it that rose up; afterwards burning in the abdomen, and then again sticking in the right scapula (after two hours and a half),

Violent tearing in the right scapula (after two hours and a half),

Burning in the tip of the left scapula (after one hour),

Sticking and burning in the right scapula (after two hours and a half),

Persistent sticking in the right scapula (after two hours and three quarters),

Sticking in the left scapula three times in succession, afterwards once, and then frequently,

Two coarse stitches in the middle of the spine (after two hours),

A stitch between the scapulae (after one hour and a half),

A stitch in the middle of the back, while standing (second forenoon),


The lumbar muscles were not affected, the patient could double himself up, etc., without increasing the abdominal pains,

The lumbar region of the spine and the lumbar muscles are affected by lancinations, and by cramps, which are worse by paroxysms, and are ameliorated by pressure, but aggravated by movement. The pain prevents him from bending himself, doubling up, or walking,

Dragging pain in the lumbar region (this was an invariable symptom),

Dragging pains in the loins and epigastrium,

Violent pains in the loins,

Pains in the loins,

Painfulness of the loins, nates, posterior portion of the thigh, knee, sole of the foot, and toes. The pain, which is equally severe on both sides, is felt somewhat on the inner surface of the lower limb; it usually consists of prickings or lancinations, together with occasional attacks of cramp,

Violent pains in the lumbar region (after four hours),

Great pain in the muscles of the back,

Severe pain in the lumbar region (after four hours),

Lumbar pains,

Pains in the small of the back,

Considerable aching pain in the back (lumbar region),

Violent drawing pains in the small of the back,

Drawing pain from the pubic region to the middle of the spine (second day),

Pain in lumbar region, which is most marked when stooping forward,

Pains about loins and chest,

Neuralgic pains, especially in the lumbar region,

Warmth and pain in the small of the back (after three-quarters of an hour),

Tearing in the left lumbar region, while standing, in the afternoon,

Sticking in the small of the back, which is sensitive on leaning against the chair, disappearing on rubbing it, in the afternoon,

Sticking in the right lumbar region, disappearing on pressure, in the afternoon,

Sticking in the left lumbar region and right hypochondrium, while bending toward the left side, disappearing on rising and sitting erect, in the afternoon,

Stitches in the left lumbar region, while laughing, in the afternoon,


Pressive pain in the sacroiliac synchondrosis,

Violent itching on the coccyx, above the anus, relieved by scratching (first day),

Out of one hundred and two cases of lead palsy, the upper limbs generally were deprived of motor power in five cases, the lower limbs generally in one case. In the remaining cases the loss was partial, being confined to a group of muscles, to one muscle, or to a single muscular fasciculus. Excepting in cases of general paralysis, only the posterior muscles of the limb are deprived of contractility in paralysis of the upper extremities, while in paralysis of the lower extremities only the anterior muscles are affected,

Paralysis of the upper extremities, and partial paralysis of the lower extremities. The hands, with the palms turned inwards, hung by his side, and rather forward, perfectly powerless, rather swollen, and of a livid hue. He had no power of moving the forearm, nor of rising from his chair without assistance. When he walked he required the assistance of a servant on each side of him, and then his knees bent under him, and his gait was tottering,

Complete loss of power in the limbs, with numbness; he lay on his back unable to make the least movement; the limbs yielded readily to external force; their tactile sensibility was entirely abolished,

Immobility and insensibility of the arms and feet,

Sensation and motion entirely unimpaired in the left leg, and in both upper extremities,

Failing power in the limbs,

Weakness of the limbs and pain in same,

Joints painful, cracking on motion,

Contractions of the extremities (first day),

Stiffness of the fingers, toes, and insteps,

Stiffness and painfulness of the limbs,

Stiffness of the limbs,

Paralytic rigidity of the limbs,

Contraction of the limbs,

Rigidity of the limbs,

The right limbs appear to fall back more easily than the left,

The limbs are emaciated, and very sensitive to cold,

The palsied limbs lost flesh with astonishing rapidity, showing in strong contrast with the general plumpness. Within a few days the shoulders had wasted away, so that the projections of their joints could be easily discerned. The contour of the muscles vanished. The skin grew yellow, and seemed too loose a fit for the parts it covered. All the tissues of the limbs became soft and flabby,

His extremities were dwindled away to the mere sheaths of them muscles,

He presented a well-marked arcus senilis and wasting and loss of power of the fingers, thumb, forearms, arms, shoulders, and thighs. The affection of the left upper extremity was more severe than that of the right,

The paralyzed limbs have wasted almost to skin and bone; their integuments are of a dingy yellow, flabby appearance, and as if fastened to the bones,

Weakness of the limbs,

Prostration of the limbs (fifth and sixth days),

The limbs on both sides are equally affected,

Considerable weakness of the arms and legs, which went off gradually, until at the end of two months their strength was completely restored,

Weakness of the limbs, especially the right,

General debility in all the limbs; he fell when going upstairs, but without losing consciousness, yet he was able, without help, though slowly and with difficulty, to get to his home about three-quarters of a mile off; he then perceived that his limbs trembled a good deal,

Her joints became weak,

Weakness of wrists, ankle, and knee-joints,

Great weakness of all the limbs,

Weakness of the hands and lower extremities, on rising from bed, in the morning, so great that she could walk only with difficulty, and like a little child learning to walk, gradually disappearing (second day),

Sensibility when tickled, which is lost in the palm of the right hand and sole of the right foot; is unimpaired in the corresponding parts of the left limbs,

Loss of sensation and impaired power of motion of the right hand and the right leg and foot,

The sensibility of the paralyzed parts is unimpaired,

Marked diminution of sensibility in the whole forearm and thigh, especially on their anterior surface,

Insensibility of the limbs,

Slight analgesia of the right limbs; more in the leg and foot than in the arm,

Torpor and numbness of the limbs, at times,

Numbness of the arms and legs,

Numbness of the extremities, sometimes extending through the whole system,

Sudden attacks of numbness, heaviness, and pain in the arms and thighs,

Benumbing sensation of the limbs, that gradually becomes a paralysis,

Occasional sense of numbness of arms and legs, increased after movement,

Feeling of lassitude in the calves and arms, especially in the biceps muscle,

Feeling of weight in the joints of the paralyzed parts,

Heaviness of all the limbs (eighth day),

Heaviness of the upper and lower extremities,

Woke at 4 A.M.; the hands and feet were weary and weak, even while in bed, especially the calves, disappearing after rising and walking about (third day),

Cramps, felt first in the left middle finger, and successively affecting the knees, the popliteal spaces, calves, soles of the feet, etc.; sometimes accompanied with very severe pains,

Cramps and constant pain in all the limbs, and especially in the deltoid muscle,

Cramps of varying severity in the muscles of the extremities were common,

Cramps and pains in the knees and arms,

Cramps in the hands and right leg, especially on extending them, from lying in bed,

After a year or two he commenced to have what he called rheumatism in his wrists and ankles; they were stiff and lame, and very weak and painful, particularly in the morning when he went to work,

Frequent and violent attacks of cramp have been felt in various parts of the body, but more particularly in the hands and feet, when those parts were first put in motion after an interval of rest,

Cramps of feet and hands,

Cramps in the extremities,

Cramps in the limbs; at times almost convulsions,

Cramp so violent that the limbs were paralyzed for a long time after the attack, and remained covered with many nodes (ganglia),

During the past eleven years he had suffered from repeated attacks of violent pains in the limbs,

Violent pains in the extremities, beginning in the fingers, extending through the elbows and upper arms; then beginning in the feet, and finally affecting the whole body,

Violent pains, beginning in the joints and extending through the limbs,

Violent pains in the extremities,

Severe pains in the inside of her upper and lower extremities, more particularly about the inner angle of the elbow, and knees,

Pain in knees, ankles, arms, and in the tendon of the pectoralis muscle,

Severe pain in his arms and legs. The muscles moving the arms upon the shoulders gradually failed, and eventually became almost powerless,

Severe pains, principally of the hands, and feet,

Much pain in the large joints, particularly the knee,

Quite severe pains all through the paralyzed limbs, which are aggravated by pressure and movement,

Pains in the extremities, especially in the evening and night, so that he constantly rubbed one foot against the other,

Severe pain in the limbs and joints,

Sudden attack of severe pain in the joints, without redness or swelling,

Intense pain in the lower joints of the right limbs,

Rather severe pains about the large joints, constant and aggravated by the heat of the bed,

Pungent pains in the limbs, worse at intervals, and much more severe in the lower limbs,

Pain in the limbs, especially in the muscular part of the thighs. After the persistence of this state for some time, the muscles of the arm became painful,

Rheumatic pains in the limbs and loins, that extend into the knees,

He had been suffering for three weeks with great pains in all his limbs, especially in the legs and left arm. He still complained of pain and weakness in the left knee, and a week previously this joint had been swollen as well as painful,

Pain in the joints, especially the knees,

Pain in the limbs during movement and pressure,

In twenty, pain in limbs or joints, or "all over,"

Pains in the joints and muscles during movement,

On gently moving the limbs, both upper and lower, I found it was the flexor muscles that caused the pain on motion,

Pains in the limbs, as if broken,

Pains in the hands and feet, and numbness of the same,

Neuralgic pains in the limbs,

The slightest pressure aggravated the pains in the extremities,

Pain in limbs, attended by violent cramps,

No pain or weakness whatever in the right limbs,

Pain across legs and arms,

The pains in the limbs are worse by paroxysms, which are so severe that he cries out; they are somewhat relieved by pressure, but movement increases them,

Pains in the extremities,

Vague wandering pains in limbs,

Pain in the joints,

Dull pain in the extremities,

The pains in the limbs were aggravated, at night,

Pains in the limbs, that rage most violently, at night,

Pains and cramps, not merely in the joints, but also in their surrounding muscles,

Pains in limbs, with the attendant trembling,

Pains in the limbs, , etc.

Pains in the arms and legs,

Some pain in the limbs and joints,

Bruised pain in the limbs,

Bruised pain in the limbs, especially the lower,

Lancinating pains all along the inner surface of the upper and lower limbs; sometimes cramps; at times these neuralgic pains cause as great suffering as the colicky paroxysms,

Lancinations in the elbows and knees,

Drawing pains in the extremities,

Drawing and pains that affect now the arms, now the feet,

Haemorrhage ceased entirely, but tearing pains began in the extremities, especially the lower,

Violent tearing pains, lasting day and night,

Tearing in the limbs,

Some tingling of the limbs remained (after four days),

Pressive, tearing, drawing pains in the extremities,

Constant sensation of tearing in the limbs,

Very violent stinging in the arms, forearms, and lower extremities (after two hours),

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