Rhus Tox - Back And Neck symptoms

Toxicodendron Radicans, Poison-ivy, Rhus, Rus tox, Rhustox, Rustox, Rhus Toxicodendron, Rhus Toxicodedron

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Rhus Tox

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Rhus Tox may help, unprocessed Rhus Tox may be best avoided.

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Rhus Tox in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

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Back and neck

Pain; sore, bruised, beaten

sore, bruised, beaten; dorsal (shoulder level); between shoulder blades

sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back)

while lying down

while lying down; lying on back


while sitting

wet weather

sacrum (base of spine)

sacrum (base of spine); when lying still on the back

sacrum (base of spine); moving

sacrum (base of spine); while sitting


Stiffness of the nape of the neck.

Heat; neck

neck; extending in all directions

Heaviness, weight; neck

neck; like weight upon neck

neck; after walking

Numbness; neck

Pain; neck

neck; from a draft of air

neck; on moving head

neck; rheumatic

neck; stooping

neck; external warmth

neck; extending to other parts; top of head (vertex)

burning; neck

pulling; neck; when moving

pulling; neck; on stooping

pressing; neck; as from weight; after walking

Skin; discoloration; redness, neck

out-breaks on skin; neck

out-breaks on skin; painful boil, shedding skin and tissues (carbuncle); neck

out-breaks on skin; pimples; neck


skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); neck; extending to face

itching; neck

extending in all directions, worse from heat, better from cold

Stiffness; neck

neck; from draft of air

neck; after catching cold

neck; with running nose

neck; from lifting

neck; when resting

neck; from washing

Tension; neck (see spasmodic pulling)

neck (see spasmodic pulling); on movement

neck (see spasmodic pulling); while walking


Pain between shoulders on swallowing

Pain and stiffness in small of back; better, motion, or lying on something hard; worse, while sitting




dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades

dorsal (shoulder level); between shoulder blades


Cracking; lumbar (lower half of back); when stooping

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

Bony growth on base of spine (exostosis)

Heat; coccyx (bottom tip of spine)

Heaviness, weight

lumbar (lower half of back)

sacrum (base of spine)

while sitting

Inflammation; spinal cord

Injuries of the spine

from lifting




in cold air

bending backward

before chill

in cold weather; change to cold weather

when coughing

damp weather

during fever

after injury

from lifting

while lying down

forcing to move, constantly in bed

compels to turn in bed

on back

on something hard

on movement

when beginning to move


when reaching up


rising from sitting

when sitting long, almost impossible to get up

rising from stooping

while sitting

after a long time sitting

when stooping

on swallowing

on retaining urine

while walking


external warmth

in women; during period

extending to other parts; lower extremities

dorsal (shoulder level)


shoulder blades

shoulder blades; during chill

shoulder blades; rheumatic

shoulder blades; bottom corner of shoulder blade

shoulder blades; bottom corner of shoulder blade; when raising shoulders

shoulder blades; under

shoulder blades; between

shoulder blades; between; night

shoulder blades; between; in cold air

shoulder blades; between; rheumatic pain

shoulder blades; between; on swallowing

shoulder blades; between; warmth

lumbar (lower half of back)


night; before midnight

on bending backward

during chill

from catching cold

while lying down

while lying down; on back

lying on something hard

during movement


after movement


rheumatic pains

on rising from a seat

while sitting


in wet weather

sacrum (base of spine)

bending backward

from lifting

during movement

while sitting

while standing

extending to other parts; down legs; after stool

junction of pelvis and spine

coccyx (bottom tip of spine)

while sitting

spine; irritation

sacrum (base of spine)



before chill

during period

dorsal (shoulder level)

dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; between them

lumbar (lower half of back)

lumbar (lower half of back); morning

lumbar (lower half of back); afternoon

lumbar (lower half of back); on movement

lumbar (lower half of back); while sitting

lumbar (lower half of back); warm applications

base of spine

as if broken; lumbar (lower half of back)


on moving

as if broken; base of spine



lumbar (lower half of back)

lumbar (lower half of back); during pregnancy

sacrum (base of spine)

compressing; dorsal (shoulder level), when sitting; bending back

compressing; dorsal (shoulder level), when sitting; bending forward

cutting; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades

cutting; sacrum (base of spine)

when bending backward

while standing




while sitting


dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; below

dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; between

dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; between; night

coccyx (bottom tip of spine)

jerking; coccyx (bottom tip of spine)

with rigidness; from sitting a long while, or lifting

with rigidness; lumbar (lower half of back)

with rigidness; sacrum (base of spine)

as from straining or lifting

pressing; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades

pressing; dorsal (shoulder level); under shoulder blades

pressing; lumbar (lower half of back)


as if sprained

lumbar (lower half of back)

stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting


on lifting


rising from a seat

rising from a seat; stooping

on stooping


extending to other parts; top of head (vertex)

lumbar (lower half of back); night

lumbar (lower half of back); night; before midnight

coccyx (bottom tip of spine)

tearing; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; between shoulder blades

tearing; lumbar (lower half of back)

tearing; coccyx (bottom tip of spine); while sitting


night; 3 a.m.

on walking

Skin; discoloration; bluish; nape

out-breaks on skin

lumbar (lower half of back)

boils; lumbar (lower half of back)


herpes; zoster


pimples; itching



skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)


morning; in bed

morning; 7 a.m.


Spasms; opisthotonos (body bent backward and stiffened)


from a draft

when moving; on beginning to move



rising; from a seat

after sitting


wet weather

sacrum (base of spine)

Strained easily

Tension; dorsal (shoulder level)

dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades

Twitching; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades

lumbar (lower half of back); walking

Weakness (tired feeling, in spine)

lumbar (lower half of back)