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Colocynthis - Back And Neck symptoms - T.F. Allen

Bitter Cucumber, Colocy, Colocynth, Coloc.

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HPUS indication of Colocynthis: Colic-like pain

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



Severe drawing pain extending from the right side of the neck across the scapulae, as if the nerves were forcibly torn and stretched, or as if bruised,


Stiffness of the left side of the neck, painful on motion,

Feeling of stiffness in the muscles of the nape of the neck when moving the head,

Drawing in the nape of the neck,

Painful drawing in the nape of the neck, even during rest; soon followed by stiffness of the neck, painful by itself, and still worse on moving the head,

Violent tensive-drawing pain in the left cervical muscles, worse on motion,

In the large cervical muscles of the left side, drawing pain like a violent contraction; on motion it extends backward and entirely disappears,

Pressing boring-drawing in all the muscles of the neck, on different parts of the occiput; worse on the right side and in the evening (twenty-seventh day),

Troublesome pressure in the left side of the nape of the neck, increased by turning, as in rheumatism,

Sensation in the neck, extending towards the occipital protuberance, as if a heavy weight were lying transversely across it; equally sensitive during rest and motion,

Tearing in the left side of the nape of the neck,


Pain in the back above the hips, with nausea and chilliness,

Stitches in the back,


Drawing in the dorsal muscles,

Occasional slight drawings in the shoulder-blades,

Drawing pain internally in the region of the right scapula, as if the nerves and vessels were made tense,

Tensive sticking pain between the scapulae, mostly when walking, so that for while he was obliged to walk bent over,

Dull stitches beneath the right scapula, on inspiration,

Sore pain in the left scapula, during rest,

Pressing inward and dull throbbing in the right lumbar region, when sitting,

Tensive sticking in the right loin, only noticed on inspiration, most violent when lying upon the back,

Pressive bruised pain in the lower portion of the back, with severe pressure in the pit of the stomach, during rest and motion,

Feeling of weariness in the small of the back,

Painful lassitude in the small of the back and lower extremities, in the evening,

Pain in the small of the back,

The small of the back and lower limbs were painful as if after a forced march,

Feeling of pressure and heaviness in the small of the back,


Aching in the region of the left sacro-iliac articulation, accompanied by crawling in the whole left sole, as though it were asleep,

Pressive pain in the sacrum, diminished by movement,

Transient stitches in the sacrum,

Bruised sensation in sacrum (ninth day),

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