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Application of Kent’s Repertory to Locomotor Disorders

Dr. Manjunath Patil shows the usefulness of a general repertory like Kent’s in specific diseases of the back. He presents rubrics with page numbers and names of ailments for which that rubric might be appropriate.

Locomotive syndrome is a condition of reduced mobility due to impairment of locomotive organs. The term “movement disorders” refers to a group of nervous system (neurological) conditions that cause abnormal increased movements, which may be voluntary or involuntary. Movement disorders can also cause reduced or slow movements.

The term Locomotor is derived from the Latin words loco – “from a place” and motivus – “causing motion”. So, locomotion means movement from one place to another, and thus locomotor disability hampers movement from one place to another.

The Homoeopathic Materia Medica is a rich source of symptoms and remedies that are proven to be effective not only in managing the symptoms but also, in many cases, curing the same, related to locomotor disorders.

The Repertory of the Homoeopathic Materia Medica by Dr. J. T. Kent is a splendid index of the humongous Materia Medica, based on the principle of deductive logic. However, the Repertory is enriched with a number of clinical rubrics and the like, which can facilitate a physician in the selection of the most appropriate simillimum even in cases of a limited number of symptoms.

Here are listed such rubrics from the back chapter from Kent’s Repertory that can be referred to in cases of locomotor disorders. I am attempting to show the utility of a general repertory like Kent’s in specific diseases of the back.

  1. Abscess 884

This is caused by on infection with staphylococcal bacterial infection seen in

Pilonidal abscess (in spine)

Spinal cord abscess (SCA) rare condition that causes permanent damage

Skin abscess

Tuberculosis

  1. Asleep  sensation  scapula (884)

Seen in pinched  nerve or nerve compression in neck or less commonly in shoulder region.

  1. Bar, feeling as though a, in the back (884)

Bar = a rigid feeling

Ankylosing spondylitis

Lumbar spine arthritis

Lumbar herniated disc

Facet joint osteoarthritis

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Chronic exertional compartment syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Fibromyalgia

Syme disease and rarely mountain spotted fever

Parkinson’s disease

Polymyalgia rheumatic

Rheumatoid arthritis

  1. Bifida (884) split spine

It is a birth defect where there is incomplete closing of back bone and membranes around the spinal cord. The causes are genetic and environmental factors. Risk factors include lack of folate during pregnancy , certain anti-seizure medications, obesity, poorly controlled diabetes

Spina bifida occulta

Hemingocele

Myelocele

  1. Blood, extravasation of, in lumbar region (884)

Spinal cord haemorrhage

Haematomyelia

Subarachnoid haemorrhage

Traumatic lumbar, spinal subdural haemorrhage.

  1. Bluish, nape (884)

Methemoglobinemia is a toxicological cause of synopsis

Nevus flammeus (Birth marks)

Lupus

Skin cancer (Melanoma / carcinoma)

Diabetes

  1. Boils (884)

Diabetes

Folliculitis

  1. Brown spots (884)

Liver spots

Tenea versicolor

Diabetes

Hypothyroidism

  1. Bruises on spine (884)

Bruised back syndrome

Injury

  1. Carbuncles (884)

Diabetes

Acne

Eczema

  1. Caries of spine (884)

Pott’s disease (Tuberculosis of the spine)

  1. Coldness (884)

Herniated disc

Muscles strain

Diabetes

Sciatica

Hypothermia

Hypothyroidism

Fever

Alcoholic Neuropathy

Thiamine, folate, niacin, Vit. B12 deficiency

Vascular disease

Neurological disease

  1. Concussion of spine (886)

Trauma

  1. Congestion, cervical region (886)

Head and neck cancer

Meningitis

Cervical spondylosis

  1. Constriction (886)

Ankylosing spondylitis

Lumbar spondylosis

Cervical spondylosis

Lumbar herniated disc

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Fibro myalgia

Parkinson’s disease

Lyme’s disease

Rheumatoid arthritis

Inter vertebral disc prolapse

  1. Contractions (886)

Cervical spondylosis

Lumbar herniated disc

Muscle strain

Degenerative disc disease

Herniated disc

Sciatica

Repetitive strain injury

  1. cracking cervical region (886)

Cervical spondylosis

Spinal stenosis

  1. Cramp (887)

Muscle strain

Premenstrual syndrome

Pregnancy

Heat cramps

Fibromyalgia

Cervical spondylosis

Herniated disc

Sciatica

  1. Curvature of spine (887)

Lordosis

Kyphosis

Scoliosis

Achondroplasia

Spondylolisthesis

Osteoporosis

Benign Juvenile lordosis

Arthritis

Spina bifida

Spinal tumors

Schumann disease

  1. Drawing backward of muscles of neck (887)

Muscles strain

Spondylosis

Whip lash

Tension headache

Ankylosing spondylitis

Temperomandibular joint disorders

  1. Echymosis (887)

Multiple myeloma

Liver disease

Bulimia

Leukemia

Acute renal failure

Idiopathic thrombocytopenia

Haemophilia

  1. Emaciation (887)

Slipped herniated disc

Beckers muscular dystrophy

Dropped head syndrome

Multiple sclerosis

Guillain barre syndrome

Injury to brain

  1. Emprosthotonus (887)

Tetanus

  1. Epileptic aura, creaping spine ( 887)

Seizure disorders

  1. Eruptions (887)

Pityriasis rosea

Heat rash

Shingles

Rosacea

Eczema

  1. Erysipelas (889)

Necrotising fasciitis

Psoriasis

  1. Exostoses (889)

Osteochondroma

  1. Fistulae (889)

Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula

  1. fluttering

Cervical spondylosis

Muscle sprain

  1. Formication (889)

Cervical spondylosis

Multiple sclerosis

Cervical osteochondrosis

Parkinson’s disease

Lumbar spondylosis

Herniated disc

Fibromyalgia

Lyme disease

  1. Heat (890)

Cervical spondylosis

Lumbar spondylosis

Herniated disc

Shingles

Multiple sclerosis

Encephalitis

  1. Heaviness (891)

Herniated disc

Lumbar spondylosis

Acute kidney failure

Osteomyelitis

 

  1. Hyperaesthesia (892)

Herniated disc

Herpes zoster

Lumbar spondylosis

  1. Inflammation (892)

Ankylosing spondylitis

Axial spondyloarthritis

Psoriatic arthritis

Reactive arthritis

Cervical spondylosis

Rheumatoid arthritis

Reiter’s syndrome

  1. Irritation of spine(892)

Herniated disc

Lumbar spondylosis

  1. Itching

Tenia versicolor

Dermatitis

Eczema

Psoriasis

Hives

Sun burn

Notalgia paresthetica

End stage renal disease

  1. Jerking in cervical muscles (893)

Cervical spondylosis

Myoclonic epilepsy

Tourette syndrome

  1. lumps between scapulae (893)

Lipoma

Sebaceous cyst

Abscess

Meningioma

  1. Mouse as if running up to the back (893)

Delusional parasitosis

  1. Numbness (893)

Herniated disc

Spinal stenosis

Sciatica

Degenerative disc disease

Pudendal nerve entrapment

  1. Ophisthotonus (893)

Tetanus

Strychnine poisoning

  1. Pricking

Herniated disc

Spinal stenosis

Spondylolisthesis

Cervical spondylosis

Lumbar spondylosis

  1. Pain

Muscle strain

Herniated disc

Scoliosis

Renal calculi

Spina bifida

Ankylosing spondylitis

Pagets disease of bone

Potts disease

Osteoporosis

Lumbar spondylosis

Rheumatoid arthritis

Cauda equine syndrome

Obesity

Reactive arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis

Septic discitis

Fibromyalgia

Cancer of spine

Referred pain: diverticulosis

Crohn’s disease

Ulcerative colitis

Pelvic inflammatory disease

Appendicitis

 

  1. Pain, fever during (896)

Cancer (metastasis)

Infection (abdominal, pelvic)

45.Pain cervical region (899)

Cervical spondylosis

Muscle strain

Whiplash

Polymyalgia rheumatica

Osteomyelitis

Degenerative disc disease

Pinched nerve syndrome

Fibromyalgia

Tuberculosis of neck

Septic discitis

  1. Pain, Lumbar region (905)

Herniated disc

Muscle strain

Sciatica

Degenerative disc disease

Rieter’s disease

Psoriatic arthritis

Spinal stenosis

Spondylolisthesis

Spina bifida

Osteoporosis

Ankylosing spondylitis

  1. Pain, Lumbar sacral region (909)

Muscle strain

Osteoporosis

Herniated disc

Scoliosis

Spondylolisthesis

  1. Pain, sacral region (909)

Spinal anomalies

Osteoporosis

Osteomalacia

Others: external endometriosis

Traumatic arthritis

Prostatitis

Prostate cancer

  1. Pain coccyx

Tail bone fracture

Herniated disc

Degenerative disorder

Levator syndrome

  1. Pain, aching (913)

Degenerative disease

Muscle strain

Herniated disc

Scoliosis

Osteoporosis

  1. Pain, broken as if (919)

Muscles strain

Bone fracture sciatica

Sciatica

  1. Pain burning (919)

Herniated disc

Sciatica

Nerve compression syndrome

  1. Pain lancinating (928)

Peripheral neuropathy

Sciatica

Spinal stenosis

Lumbar spinal stenosis

Complex regional pain syndrome

  1. Pain pressing (929)

Muscle strain

Sciatica

Herniated disc

Back injury

Spinal stenosis

  1. Pain sore (932)

Muscles strain

Herniated disc

Scoliosis

Osteoporosis

  1. Pain stiching (936)

Muscle strain herniated disc

Iliotibial band syndrome

Lumbar spondylosis

  1. Paralysis of muscles of back (944)

Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis

Spinal cord injury

Stroke

  1. Perspiration back (944)

Parkinson’s disease

Traumatic brain injury

Spinal cord injury

Autonomic neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy

  1. Pricking (954)

Herniated disc

Spondylolisthisis

Radiculopathy

  1. Pulsating (944)

Migraine

Tension headache

Occipital neuralgia

Meningitis

 

  1. Quivering in cervical region (945)

Spondylosis

Spinal stenosis

Herniated disc

Whip lash

Essential tremor

  1. Redness cervical region (945)

Rosacea

Sun burn

Poikiloderma

Poikoloderma of civatte

  1. Restlessness, Lumbar region (945)

Parkinson’s disease

  1. Shivering

Common cold

Flu

Renal infection

Hypothermia

UTI

Hypothyroidism

Bacterial pneumonia

  1. Shocks

Arachnoiditis

Herniated disc

Spinal stenosis

Degenerative disorder

  1. Shortened (946)

Ankylosing spondylitis

  1. Softening of cord (946)

Myelomalacia

Cervical spondylotic myelopathy

  1. Spasm (946)

Neonatal jaundice

Meningitis

Tetanus

Neonatal tetanus

Kernicterus

Cerebral palsy

Gaucher’s disease

  1. Spasmodic drawing cervical region (946)

Tetanus

Neonatal jaundice

Muscle strain

Spondylosis

Spasmodic torticollis

Meningitis

  1. Spots (946)

Acne

Psoriasis

Liver spots

Rosacea

Sebaceous cyst

Tinea versicolor

  1. Stiffness (946)

Muscle strain

Kyphosis

Arthritis

Herniated disc

Osteoarthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis

Ankylosing spondylitis

Myofascial pain syndrome

  1. Stiffness, cervical region (947)

Muscle strain

Whiplash

Arthritis

Meningitis

Cervical spondylosis

Cervical herniated disc

Rheumatoid arthritis

  1. Straining (947)

Muscle strain

Lumbar sprain

 

  1. Swelling of nape of neck (948)

Muscle strain

Sebaceous cyst

Hypothyroidism

Hives

Lipoma

  1. Tension, cervical region (948)

Cervical headache

Cervical spondylosis

Tension neck syndrome

Torticollis

  1. Tension, Lumbar region (949)

Herniated disc

Fibromyalgia

Lumbar spondylosis

  1. Tingling (949)

Herniated disc

Lumbar spondylosis

Shingles

  1. Trembling (949)

Parkinson’s disease

Multiple sclerosis

Hallervorden spatz disease

  1. Twitching (949)

Benign fasciculation syndrome

Muscle strain

Myokymia

Neuromytonia

Substance abuse

Seizures

Tourette’s syndrome

Huntington’s disease

Charley horse

  1. Ulcers (950)

Bedsores (decubitus ulcer)

  1. Weakness (950)

Lower back strain

Ilio lumbar syndrome

Parkinson’s disease

Stroke

Herniated disc

Multiple sclerosis

Fibromyalgia

  1. Weakness, Sacrum (951)

External endometriosis

Spinal anomalies

Traumatic injuries

Chronic pancreatitis

Prostate cancer

About the author

Manju Patil

Dr. Manjunath Patil - PG part II Department of Case Taking and Repertory, Under the guidance of Dr. V. Guruprasad (HOD. Dept. of Case Taking and Repertory). Government Homoeopathic medical college. Bengaluru.

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