Neck stiffness

Last modified on January 11th, 2019



NECK, CRICK IN, STIFF-NECK and WRY-NECK. -On making a sudden turn of the head a sharp pain is often experienced on the opposite side to that to which the head is turned. It is as if some of the muscles were unprepared, and were wrenched. Following the acute pain there may be stiffness, lasting for some days. The same pain and stiffness may be caused by rheumatism of the muscles from cold.

In rare cases the stiffness does not depart, the muscles contract permanently, and chronic Wry-neck is the result.

General Treatment.-The best general treatment for stiff-neck is the application of dry heat, as a hot, dry flannel, or the painful part may be ironed, a piece of brown paper or flannel, being laid on the neck, and a hot iron passed over it.

Medicines.-(Every hour or two according to urgency.)

Aconite 3.

-From draught or chill; pain on moving, extending down the neck to the shoulder.

Actea r. 3.

-Head and neck drawn back; rheumatic pain and stiffness in muscles of neck and head, sensitiveness of the spine.

Bryonia 3.

-Painful stiff neck, worse on touch and motion.

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John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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