Neuralgia


NEURALGIA

(PAIN IN NERVE)


Introduction:  

When a person becomes the victim of this disease, he suffers from pain and swelling in one or more nerves. Consequently, a kind of weakness comes in the working system of nerves.

Because of this disease, a person can become the victim of other diseases too. Such diseases are as rheumatic fever, gout in the nerves, gout, neuralgia, rheumatic pain, ache in the waist because of gout, epilepsy, paralysis, frenzy, insomnia, puffed nerve of the brain and stuttering.

Identification of neuralgia:

The victim suffers from pain, inflammation, pricking sensation and twanging sound in the nerve. Sometimes, many muscles of some patient get affected from paralysis in this disease.

Cause of the origin of neuralgia:

  • Dietetic error or wrong way of taking meal is the biggest cause of the origin of this disease. In this situation, toxins start to accumulate in the body and a person becomes the patient of this disease.
  • Presence of excessive acidity in the blood can be the cause of neuralgia.

Treatment of facial neuralgia (neuralgic pain) with different drugs:-

1. Belladonna- If neuralgia has occurred in the left part of the face; sometimes the face is changed into red and sometime yellow, remains hot, etc., in the initial stage of this disease, Belladonna 30 should be taken. It helps to cure neuralgia with removing the redness or yellowness of the face.

2. Sanguinaria- This drug is used in neuralgia of the left side of the face. If pain begins from the head and is multiplied to the entire head and reached to the part above the right eye; pain also occurs above the left temple besides the section above the righ eye, etc., Sanguinaria 6 or its mother tincture should be taken.

3. Magnesia phos- If neuralgic pain originates in the left side of the face and is aggravated between 4 to 8 o’clock in the evening, etc., use Magnesia phos 30 for curing neuralgia. Taking this drug for few days provides complete relief in pain.   

4. Kalmia If the arthritis patient has suffered from neuralgia and different symptoms are found in them like- pain originates in his right nerve with changing its place quickly; pain begins from the head and is multiplied to the neck and the teeth, etc., to cure such symptoms, Kalmia 6 should be taken.  

5. Spigelia- In this disease, pain begins from the head and is moved to the part above the left eye crossing the rear part of the head. Sometimes pain is also felt in the eyes, but normally, it is stopped on the left eye. Pain starts with sunrise and becomes violent at noon and is cured by itself in the evening. The patient vomits of bile at noon when pain becomes fast. Thus, for the treatment of such patient, Spigelia 6 or 30 should be used. This drug is also used in the condition of pain in the eyes and the eyelids besides headache.   

6. Mezereum:- Using Mezereum is very effective in the cases of enlarged eyes, pain in the left part of the neck and the shoulder and eyes pain that is cured by cold, etc. This drug is also very useful in pain of the eyelids, but the following symptoms should be found in the patient like- pain moves below the eyelids and feels as if cold air is forcing on the eyes that gives cold feeling in the eyes. Mezereum acts in pain of the bones. In the condition of pain in the eyelids, coldness in the eyes, etc, Thuja is used, but it is used when pain begins from the eyelids and is spreading to the upwards or backwards.

7. Phosphorus- In the cases like- tiredness producing due to doing excess mental work, mental excitement, pain in the facial bones, burning sensation, pain like cut, strain and aggravating pain by any type of movement of the facial muscles, speaking or by touch, weakness of the bone below the left jaw, etc., using Phosphorus 30 is very effective.

8. Verbascum (mulin oil)- In the condition of pain in the left jaw’s joints by pressing the jaw with teeth, Verbascum 3 or 6 or its mother tincture should be used. In the case of earache, dripping few drops of this drug in the ear is beneficial.     

9. Kali-bicrome- If pain begins from the upper bones of the left jaw and is moved to the ear and is aggravated (become violent) in the morning, etc., use Kali-bicrome 30 for the treatment of such symptoms.

10. Colocynth- If neuralgia produces in the facial nerves of the left side and is multiplied to the ear, the left eye and the head, etc., Colocynth is used to remove this type of pain.

Normal neuralgia of the face:-

1. Aconite- If neuralgia produces in only one side of the face; a cheek of the patient becomes red and other becomes yellow; the face aches and becomes insensitive due to exposing cold air and the lower jaw is swelled up, etc., Aconite 30 should be used for the treatment of such symptoms.     

2. Chamomilla- If one cheek of the patient becomes red and other becomes yellow; one is hot and other is cold; pain occurs in one side of the face; troubles are aggravated at night and any type of hot fomentation; the patient’s face is changed into red; sweat comes on the head and feels much thirst; the patient becomes restless, nervous and irritable temperatment, etc., for the treatment of such symptoms, using Chamomilla 30 is very effective. This drug is also used to cure pain of the head, the teeth, the ear, the face and the neck, etc.     

3. Cedron- In the condition of neuralgic pain of the face that occurs daily at the same time, Cedron 3 should be taken. This drug is very effective in such type of neuralgia that occurs at the same time in any body organs.

4. Arsenic- If malaria has occurred due to neuralgia of the face; pain does not begins at a fixed time; pain is like pricking needle; feels much restlessness; hot fomentation provides relief in pain; disease aggravates by cold, etc., Arsenic 30 should be taken. It provides relief in facial neuralgia and disease is cured slowly. This drug is also cured sciatica pain originating in the left part or pain on the part above the left eye.

Neuralgia of the arms:-

1. Belladonna- Fast pain originates in the arms and feels as if they have become heavy, fallen insensitive, fast pain occurs in the shoulder that begins from the joints of it and is moved quickly to the palm, patient gets relief by pressing the affected part and the symptoms of disease get aggravated by any type of physical movement. Thus, taking Belladonna 30 is very useful in such symptoms.  

2. Calcarea-carb- If pain occurs in the arms, the hands and the fingers with strain; pain is aggravated at night and feels as if paralysis has attacked in the arms; the front part of the arms feels fast pain; the right wrist’s joints feels pain and swelling set up in the hand, etc., Calcarea-carb 30 should be used for the treatment of such patient.

3. Bryonia- If pain occurs in the shoulders and the elbow and is multiplied to the entire arms and the fingers slowly or rapidly, this type of pain is aggravated by any type of physical movement, etc., Bryonia 30 should be taken.

4. Lycopodium- The patient suffering from neuralgia has pain in the joints of his shoulders and the elbows. He feels pain in the arms’ bones at night. He is not able to do any work due to weakness in the arms. He has difficulty in moving his hand and pain occurs in the right wrist as if it has gotten strain. At night, the arms and the fingers have fallen insensitive. The symptoms of disease aggravate between 4 to 8 o’clock in the evening. Thus, Lycopodium 30 should be taken in such symptoms.

5. Merc-sol- Due to neuralgia in the arms, patient is not able to lie down on the right side, the arms’ joints feel pain, pain occurs in the bones of the body parts and symptoms aggravate at night. In this disease, sticky sweat comes out on the skin. Thus, Merc-sol 30 should be taken in such symptoms. This drug is very useful in the shivering of the hands with other symptoms of neuralgia. 

6. Nux-vomica- If pain like strain is felt from the shoulder to the fingers and patient feels as if the arms have fallen insensitive; he is not able to move his arms at night; pain is aggravated in the morning and by other physical movement, etc., using Nux-vomica 30 is very effective in such types of symptoms.  

7. Rhus-tox- If pain begins inside the left armpit and multiplied to the arms; pain like pricking and with burning sensation occurs in the shoulder especially in the winter season; this disease aggravates by taking rest and ameliorates by physical movement; in this disease, patient feels as if pain is occurring in the right arm from outside. In this disease, paint starts in the arms, the elbows, the wrist and the fingers, etc., Rhus-tox 30 should be taken in such symptoms.

8.Thuja- Throbbing pain occurs in the joints of the shoulder. The arms goes on getting jerk by itself in the day time, fast throbbing pain occurs from the shoulder to the fingers. He feels cold in the arms at night. Pain occurs especially in the right arms. When the arm is in hanging position, patient feels much pain that aggravates by heat and ameliorates by cold, physical movement and sweating. Thus, Thuja 30 should be taken in such symptoms.

9. Veretrum-album- In the neuralgia of the arms, patient feels pain in his elbow as if electric is shocking. Pain occurs in the front part of the left arm. The hands and the nails are fallen blue after becoming weak. He gets relief in pain by movement. The symptoms of this disease are aggravated in the winter and rainy season. Thus, Verentrum-album is used in such symptoms. It should be remembered that taking this drug additionally can decrease vital power.                

Neuralgia of the chest (pleurodinia):-

1. Mezereum- The patient suffering from this disease has difficulty in breathing and feels on bowing as if the chest has clutched with anything. He feels relief in open air and difficulty in cold air. Thus, Mezereum 6 or 30 should be taken. This drug is very effective in bones disease like toothache and pain of the facial bones, etc.

2. Actaea Racemosa (Cimicifuga)- Pain occurs in the chest below the left breast; pain like electric shock occurs in the body organs. Mostly, this type of pain is related to the womb and the uterus and begins with rising the sun and eliminates with falling the sun. For the treatment of such patient, Actaea Racemosa 3 should be used. It is also useful in neuralgia of the chest due to any reason.

3. Bryonia- Neuralgia of the chest originates due to getting cold; pain begins in the ribs of the chest. Neuralgia of the chest that is aggravated by coughing, breathing and other physical movements and ameliorates by sitting and lying down on the back, etc. Thus, using Bryonia is beneficial.

4. Arsenic album- The patient starts to feel short breathing due to stairs up, coughing, walking and moving, etc. and he also start to feel heaviness in the breath. He feels pain and to be chilled (shiver with cold) or coldness in his chest. Thus, he should take Arsenic Album 30 in the treatment of such symptoms. 

5. Rhus-tox- Pain occurs in the chest and its ribs that becomes violent by sneezing and taking deep breath and ameliorates by walking and moving. In this disease, first of all, patient feels pain but start getting relief from pain as soon as start to walk and move because of coming heat in the body. So, if such types of symptoms are found in a person, using Rhus-tox is very effective for the treatment of such symptoms. If the chest is feeling pain due to wetting in the rainy season or by cold, etc., of course, Rhus-tox should be used.       

6. Ranunculus- Pain occurs in the right chest, the outer part of the chest and in the muscles between ribs that is aggravated by stretching his limbs, by touch or with moving. Thus, in such symptoms of the disease, Ranunculus 3 should be used for their treatment.   

7. Arnica- If neuralgia of the chest has occurred due to getting hurt in the chest or falling heavy weight or additional weight on it or working too much with the help of it; patient feels pain in the entire body as if his whole body has treated by beating in a zigzag way. The joints have such pain that comes as in case of strain. He feels the bed hard. Thus, Arnica 3 or 30 should be taken in such symptoms.   

Neuralgia of the legs (sciatica):-

1. Aconite- Getting cold or exposure to cold is responsible for neuralgia of the legs in a healthy person. In this disease, patient remains nervous, restless and feels fast pain. So, Aconite 30 should be taking for the treatment of such patient.

2. Colocynth- Neuralgia of the legs is due to getting cold or moist and feels fast pain. This drug is used, especially in sciatica occurred in the left leg. In this disease, pain is moved from sciatica of the hip to the knee or the heel. The leg is become insensitive after pain and sometime, paralysis is attacked also. In sciatica, patient gets relief by fomentation and pain becomes violent by touching of affected part, due to physical movement and at night. This drug is very effective in the pain of the hips especially in the pain of the right hip. In this disease, patient feels slight pricking sensation; he stops walking suddenly and being stand; the legs become heavy and then become insensitive. He feels as if the legs have gripped with iron clamp. He lies down with bending his legs from the knee towards the affected part. So, for the treatment of such symptoms, patient should take Colocynth 6, 30 or 200. It is very effective.            

3. Naphthalinum- Symptoms like pain and insensitiveness comes after each other. Patient gets relief on lying down by bending (contracting) his legs. Insensitiveness and stiffness are found with pain. Thus, using this drug in this condition is very effective. In the initial stage of this disease, if the patient feels pain and insensitiveness in the legs, if pain occurs also in the calves and the legs that becomes violent by walking and moving and on lying down but gets relief by sitting on the chair, etc., Naphthalinum 3 or 30 should be used in such symptoms.   

4. Magnesia-phos- If pain like electric current appeared especially in the right side of the body, Magnesia-phos 6x should be used in such types of symptoms. Fomentation provides relief in such pain.

5. Merc-sol- Pain begins from the hip and is moved to the knee or the ankle. Pain becomes violent due to movement, by cold or in the rainy season and at night. This type of pain is caused by getting cold, by getting hurt, in case of strain that sometime, causes cold feeling. So, Merc-sol 30 should be used in such symptoms.

6. Ammonia-mur-  The patient suffering from sciatica feels difficulty by sitting, walking and by lying down. In this disease, pain persists in the left part of the patient’s body. Thus, taking Ammonium-mur 3 or 6 is beneficial.     

7. Belladonna- Sciatica pain is aggravated in the hip joints at night that creates difficulty for the patient while lying down; pain begins suddenly and is eliminated after persisting for a while. This type of pain ameliorates by movement, light, noises, on lying down and by sitting, etc.   

8. Kali-hydrayodium- This drug is more effective in diseases occurring due to syphilis. In sciatica, if the poison named ‘Syphilis’ is found, take Kali-hydrayodium 3. The hips feel pain, patient walks like a lame, and can not lie down on the painful side and troubles become violent. So, Kali-hydrayodium 3 should be taken in such symptoms.              

9. Rhus-tox- If pain is aggravated due to getting cold or by doing excess physical work and he feels much tiredness; when patient stand up, he feels pain but gets relief by goes on walking, etc., Rhus-tox 6 or 30 should be used for getting relief in such symptoms.

10. Ruta- This drug can be used for removing such symptoms in which Rhus-tox is used, but careful while using Ruta that sciatica pain does not moved out from the nerves, but is multiplied in the different organs inside the nerves. Ruta 6 can be used in such symptoms.

11. Chamomilla- In sciatica of the legs, if the patient is suffered from mental symptoms and has fast pain, Chamomilla 30 should be taken.

12. Calcarea-carb- In sciatica of the legs, if symptoms like- coming sweat from the legs with fast pain and sticky ness in it, etc. are present in the patient, Calcarea-carb 30 should be taken.      

13. Dioscorea- The place of the left leg has intensive pain, from where sciatica nerve originates. In this case, patient gets relief when he goes on lying down, but pain begins when he walks and moves or stands up after sitting. So, Dioscorea 3 should be used in such symptoms. 

14. Arsenic- If the patient has suffered from malaria several times that is suppressed by the use of Cunin; pain comes and goes at regular intervals as being in malaria; the patient remains restless; gets relief by fomentation and if this disease becomes chronic, etc., Arsenic 30 should be taken.    

15. Acid-sulph- If well chosen drugs make no impression in any type of sciatica, Acid-sulph should be used. Taking 6 or 30 potency of this drug is very effective in backache and sciatica. In sciatica, whether it is acute or chronic, taking Carboneum-sulph 3 at an interval of 4-4 hours is beneficial.

16. Capsicum- If sciatica pain is felt while laughing or sneezing, take Capsicum 3 or 6.

17. Kali-carb- If sciatica pain becomes violent at 3 o’clock in the morning, Kali-carb 6x or 30 should be used. it is very effective for the treatment of such patient.

If sciatica pain is found while bowing or standing up after sitting, etc., take Natrum-sulph 30.

18. Arnica- In the condition of sciatica occurring while delivery, using Arnica 1m is beneficial in this condition.

19. Lycopodium- Pain of the right leg that becomes violent at noon or in between 4 to 8 o’clock in the evening; the patient is not able to lie down on the right side due to pain; pain becomes fast even by little touch, etc., taking Lycopodium 30 is beneficial.

20. Morbilinum- If sciatica pain has started after measles, taking Morbilinum 1m once in 15-20 days is beneficial.