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Rhus Tox - Back And Neck symptoms - T.F. Allen

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

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Rhus Tox

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

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Back and neck

Pain in the small of the back, on grasping it, as if the flesh had been beaten to pieces,

The flesh on the limbs pained as if beaten to pieces, she did not dare to touch it, since the pain was greatly aggravated thereby,


All the limbs feel stiff and paralyzed, during and after walking; with a sensation of a hundred weight upon the nape of the neck,


Stiffness of the nape of the neck (after four hours),

Rheumatic stiffness of the nape of the neck,

Stiffness of the whole neck, so that on moving the head she made loud complaints of the pain in the nape of the neck,

On motion the nape of the neck hurts as if stiff and tense,

Pressure in the cervical muscles, on bending the head forward,

Pressure in the upper part of the nape of the neck, the place seems numb (after ten hours),

Drawing over one side of the nape of the neck, while stooping,

Severe stinging pricking in the lower and upper part of the neck and upper part of the back, after drinking cool water, at 4.40 P.M. (twenty-third day),

When stooping it seems as though he could not rise again, something in the nape of the neck hinders; when stooping, it seems as though blood rushed into the brain,

Pain in the cervical muscles as if the parts were asleep, and as if one had been lying for a long time in an uncomfortable position, towards evening,

Pain in the nape of the neck, as from a heavy weight like lead, on account of which he could not lie down (after four days),


Drawing downward in the back, with tension and pressure in the rectum, as if everything would press out,

Drawing pain in the back; he was obliged to sit upright, in the evening,

Drawing pain in the back, while sitting, disappearing on walking,

Decided and slightly burning pain in the back, with strong burning sensation in the throat and chest in the region of the oesophagus, about noon (twenty-first day),

Sticking in the back while stooping, in the evening,

Pressive stitches in the back, worse while walking than while sitting; also while stooping, but more one rising up again,


A constrictive pain in the dorsal muscles, while sitting, relieved by bending back, aggravated on bending forward,

A tearing between the shoulders, and at the same time they were drawn together from both sides,

Violent rheumatic pain between the scapulae, neither relieved nor aggravated by motion or rest, only relieved by warmth, aggravated by cold (after forty-eight hours),

Tensive cutting extending across the scapulae,

Pressure upon the right scapula,

Drawing and pressure beneath the right scapula, impeding respiration,

Pain under the right scapula (after eighteen, twenty-one, and twenty-two minutes),

Repeated and severe pains at the right scapulary joint, especially at the lower angle of the scapula, whenever the shoulder is elevated or depressed, commencing in a less degree when pulling, and preceded by a slighter pain in the left elbow after drinking ice-water, between 2 and 3 P.M. (fourteenth day),

Twitching in the side by the left scapula, while sitting,

Contraction in the skin of the left scapula (after fifty-four hours),

Rumbling jerking and a contractive sensation in some parts of the left scapula and above the right knee,

Drawing from below upward, and a pressure below the left scapula, in the side of the back,

Pain on the left scapula, as from violent pressure with a finger (after half an hour),

Pain at the left scapula and left shoulder-joint (soon),


Stiffness in the small of the back, painful on motion,

Stiffness of the small of the back,

A sensation as if bruised, in the right side of the lumbar vertebrae, and in the small of the back,

The small of the back feels bruised,

While sitting the small of the back aches, as after long stooping and bending the back,

Pain, as if bruised, in the small of the back, whenever he lies quietly upon it or sits still; on moving about he feels nothing,

Heaviness and pressure in the small of the back, as if one had received a blow, while sitting (after six days),

A pressure, as with a cutting edge, across the small of the back, while standing and bending backwards,

Sticking jerking in the small of the back (while walking),

A burning point below the small of the back, extending to the right side,

Burning feel in the loins (after two doses),

Drawing jerking stitches, as with a needle, in the coccyx,

Pain behind the right sacroiliac symphysis and in the left shoulder (twenty-seventh day),

Sensation of stiffness on first moving the limb after rest,

The limbs upon which he lies, especially the arm, fall asleep,

Pain, as if bruised, in those limbs and joints upon which he does not lie, in the morning in bed,

A sensation similar to a trembling in the arms and lower extremities, even while at rest,

The pains in the joints are worse in the open air,

Drawing in all the limbs, while lying down,

Fine sticking pains in the limbs,

Stitches in the joints during rest (while the limb is lying at rest, not while stretching it out), not on touch, also not when lying down at night,

Stitches in a small spot on the limbs, aggravated by lying down,

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