- 1 What is Pinched Nerve?
- 2 What are the Causes of Pinched Nerve?
- 3 What are the Symptoms of Pinched Nerve?
- 4 Symptoms of Pinched Nerve of Cervical Spine (Neck):
- 5 Symptoms of Pinched Nerve of Lower Back:
- 6 Symptoms of Pinched Median Nerve:
- 7 Homeopathic Treatment for Pinched Nerves
- 8 Homeopathic Medicines for Pinched Nerve
What is Pinched Nerve?
A pinched nerve is also known as nerve compression that develops when there is too much pressure on the nerve is applied by its surroundings. This condition develops when nerves have to pass through narrow spaces in your body and these are the places that cause compression. Excessive pressure is applied on the nerves from its surrounding muscles or tendons, tissues, cartilage and bones.
A pinched nerve can occur because of many reasons such as disc herniation, nerve injury, degenerative disc diseases, bone spurs and spinal arthritis etc. Homeopathic remedies for pinched nerves help to relieve the symptoms such as pain, numbness and tingling sensations. The best homeopathic treatment for a pinched nerve in homeopathy is Rhus Tox, Magnesia Phosphorica and Colocynthis and these are the top rated medicines to cure the condition.
What are the Causes of Pinched Nerve?
The main cause of the pinched nerve is too much pressure to a nerve by surrounding tissues.
A number of factors play role in developing a pinched nerve.
- Age related wear and tear
- Overstraining of the back
- Heavy weight lifting
- Excessive stress
- Excessive strain from repetitive work
- Sports activities
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Diabetes mellitus
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
What are the Symptoms of Pinched Nerve?
A pinched nerve can result in various symptoms and it may vary from mild to severe cases. The location of symptoms depends on the particular nerve that has been pressed.
- Burning sensation
- Numbness or decreased sensation
- Pins and needles sensation
- Muscle weakness of the affected area
The major location of the pinched nerve is commonly include neck (cervical spine), lower back (lumbosacral spine), and carpal tunnel in the wrist.
Symptoms of Pinched Nerve of Cervical Spine (Neck):
- Tingling in cervical back
These symptoms can also extend to the shoulder and upper limb too.
Symptoms of Pinched Nerve of Lower Back:
- Sciatica (the pain radiates down to the lower limb)
- Tingling in the lower back
- Tingling in the lower limb
- Isolated pain in the lower back
Symptoms of Pinched Median Nerve:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (it is caused by pinching of the median nerve)
- Numbness/tingling of the fingers of the hand (ring finger, middle finger, index finger and thumb)
- Weakness of the hand
Homeopathic Treatment for Pinched Nerves
Homeopathic mode of treatment offers natural cure to pinched nerves. A pinched nerve anywhere in the body can be cured with the help of homeopathic remedies. Homeopathic medicines are prescribed keeping in view the individual symptoms and the location of the pinched nerve, the modalities of the symptoms and associated symptoms in the given case. The homeopathic medicines can be selected keeping in view the presentation of each case. They are produced from natural substances, these are devoid of side effects.
Homeopathic Medicines for Pinched Nerve
Rhus Tox – Homeopathic Remedy for Pinched Nerve in Spine
Rhus Tox is one of the best homeopathic remedies for a pinched nerve in the spine that result in back pain. Additionally, this homeopathic remedy can treat pain in any part of the back including the neck, mid back or lower back effectively. The main characteristic of prescribing Rhus Tox for a pinched nerve is the relief in backache by motion and hard pressure, the back pain gets worse from rest. A burning sensation is also present in the lower back with pain. furthermore, homeopathic medicine Rhus Tox also works well in cases of nerve compression occurring in the back from overstraining or overuse of the back from weight lifting or some sports-related activities.
Gnaphalium Polycephalum – Natural Homeopathic Medicine for Pinched Nerve Causing Sciatica
Gnaphalium Polycephalum is an effective homeopathic remedy for pinched nerve leading to sciatica or numbness in the leg. The numbness and sciatica pain may alternate from one leg to another in such cases. The pain tends to become worse on lying down and sitting relieves the pain.
Colocynthis – Homeopathic Treatment for Pinched Nerve Causing Left-Sided Sciatica
Colocynth is a natural homeopathic remedy to treat a pinched nerve in the lumbar region that leads to left-sided sciatic pain. The main symptom that indicates the usage of this medicine is pain in the lower back that extends down to the left leg. The pain is drawing, cramping or tearing in nature. Pressure or heat makes the condition better in this medicine.
Magnesia Phosphorica – Natural Homeopathic Remedy for Pinched Nerve Leading to Right Side Sciatica
Magnesia Phos is another homeopathic cure for pinched nerve cases of the lumbar spine resulting in right-sided sciatica. The pain begins in the lower back and extends down to the thigh, leg and feet on the right side. The pain is sharp, cramping, shooting like in nature and the warmth relieve the patient. In some cases, sciatica is present with tenderness of the feet.
Cimicifuga Racemosa – Natural Homeopathic Medicine for Pinched Nerve in Cervical Spine
Cimicifuga is a homeopathic remedy for a pinched nerve in the cervical spine that leads to cervical pain. The pain is present in the cervical spine with a sensitivity to touch. A feeling of contraction in the neck and the pain gets worse with the movement of the head or hands are the main symptoms to consider while prescribing Cimicifuga.
Paris Quadrifolia – Natural Homeopathic Remedy for Pinched Nerve in Cervical Spine Causing Numbness
Paris Quadrifolia is one of the best homeopathic remedies to treat pinched nerve cases resulting in numbness in the fingers. Pain in the neck also occurs with a numbness feature that may extend down to the fingers.
Hypericum Perforatum – For Pinched Nerve – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Hypericum is an effective homeopathic remedy to cure a pinched nerve in carpal tunnel syndrome. The symptoms to consider while prescribing this medicine are numbness and tingling sensation in the fingers and burning, crawling sensation in the fingers is also present.
Note: Medicines mentioned here are for information purpose only. Kindly do not self-medicate.
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