Cervicalgia refers to pain felt around the spinal column, more precisely on its upper portion, between the base of the skull and the thoracic vertebrae. There are numerous factors responsible for cervicalgia, including anxiety, intense physical activity, bad posture, accidents, cervical osteoarthritis, etc. Cervicalgia can be treated by a series of homoeopathic remedies.
In general, cervicalgia appears as a form of pain that hampers head movement before spreading to the shoulders. In most cases, the pain is accompanied by migraine, dizziness and heavy fatigue. In case of accident or violent trauma to the neck, the affected person may be subjected to visual or auditory anomalies. Sometimes, he or she may have a hard time sleeping or controlling his or her emotions.
The most common form of cervicalgia is the stiff neck. Usually occurring unexpectedly during the night, a stiff neck is usually caused by bad posture or sudden movement during sleep. It appears in the form of a contracture of the neck muscles and manifests itself by relatively acute pain as well as the inability to perform certain movements, such as bending or rotating the neck.
Cervicalgia must be treated according to the symptoms. If the pain is mainly felt around the cervical muscles, the affected person can take the homoeopathic remedy Actea racemosa in dilutions ranging from 5 CH to 9 CH. However, when the pain stems from an inflammation and manifests itself during the night and in the morning upon awakening, it is advised to take Rhus toxicodendron 5 CH to 15 CH three times a day. Moreover, if the pain disappears with the arrival of the menstruation period, it is recommended to take three doses of this remedy daily. Bryonia 4 CH to 5 CH is well-suited for cervical pain that results from an arthritic lesion.
Agaricus 4 CH or 5 CH is administered to patients who feel numbness in the morning upon awakening as well as hand clumsiness. If the cold does not improve the patient’s condition, he or she will need to triple the dose.
If the person suffers from cervicalgia that is worsened by alarming situations, he or she will need to take a dose of Ignatia amara 9 CH to 16 CH every morning. If contractures and spasms are felt, the appropriate remedy is Magnesia phosphorica, in dilutions ranging from 9 CH to 15 CH. It is advised to triple the day’s dosage if the cervical pain spreads to the face and thoracic area of the spinal column.
Finally, the most suitable form of treatment for bruises and aches that affect the muscles is three daily doses of Arnica 5 CH to 15 CH. If the cervicalgia stems from a trauma, the treatment will need to include Natrum sulfuricum 15CH to 30 CH.
Cervicalgia can be easily and quickly treated by resorting to the right homoeopathic treatments. However, in case of chronic or acute cervicalgia, further medical attention will be necessary.
Good to know: Depending on the symptoms, several homoeopathic remedies can be prescribed to treat cervicalgia. Nonetheless, it is always advisable to seek medical advice if you are unable to determine the source of the pain.