The legs are not able to work properly and become insensitive due to weakness of the spinal cord that is responsible for stagger and walking like lame and with dragging his leg. This is called loco motor ataxia.
Syphilis has to be known the main reason of improper working of the legs with its insensitiveness.
In this disease, patient feels pain like electric shock especially in the thighs. The patient’s skin becomes insensitive. The knee joints get swelling. He has lack of reaction after hitting on the knee. Wounds appear in the sole. Feels giddiness while standing with closed his eyes. He staggers while walking, dragging his leg. Sometimes, as seeing, he is stacking his legs. Slightly, such symptoms become chronic and converted into paralysis.
Disease and drugs that are used in it:-
This drug acts better in paralysis of the nervous system or other parts. If the body stops all types of function and patient goes on drowsing etc., Gelsemium 3 to 30 is used.
This drug is used in the cases of weakness of any body part, the neck nerves have stiffed after bending sideward etc., using this drug is very effective.
The hands and legs stop working due to fear about bad news, incident occurring suddenly etc. thus, patient should take Gelsemium 3 to 30 in this condition.
If the patient suffering from this disease feels giddiness again and again; stumbles while walking; everything seems revolving; he feels crawling sensation like worms on the back and the legs and the hips become insensitive while sitting; the soles become swell; pain starts in the waist; the body becomes insensitive and feels pain not at the time of pricking pin or needle but feels after sometimes; the legs feel heavy; walking in day and does not able to walk at night; the face become white and its skin becomes dry etc., taking Alumina 6 or 30 is very effective. If patient has constipation with these types of symptoms, this drug can be also used. This drug has also known to be very effective in infantile paralysis or polio.
3. Argentums Nitricum-
If a person is suffered from paralysis of the legs and stumbling while walking in dark or walking with closed his eyes and fast pain starts in the calves of the legs; pain occurs in lumbo circle region and also in the back while sitting but becomes violent at the time of raising and is ameliorated (cured slowly) by walking and moving etc., taking Argentum Nitricum 6 or 30 is very effective. It cures disease after taking action in the legs paralysis.
This drug eliminates the weakness of the spinal cord. In the initial stage of legs weakness occurring due to excitement (stimulation) of the spinal cord or by other reasons or after emission etc., Cocculus 3 or 30 should be taken.
If paralysis attacks on the lower section of the back and following symptoms are found like- weakness in the waist, patient does not able to control himself, the legs does not work well during walk, the knee also does not work well, the soles become insensitive, the thighs feel pain as if someone has beaten them; first of all, a hand becomes insensitive and then other and sometimes, whole the arms become insensitive, he feels as if the arms have swollen etc., giving Belladonna 30 is very useful in such symptoms. These types of symptoms are also appeared due to sleeplessness or during menstrual secretion.
If the patient feels pain due to movement while both in sitting and raising, but is eliminated by walking and moving etc., Rhus-tox should be used in such symptoms. If the hands and legs have fallen insensitive by the attack of paralysis and having no ability in them to work and feels as if something is crawling on the skin etc., using Rhus-tox is very effective. This drug is also used in the condition of profuse sweating from the body.
The drug has known to be very useful especially in neuralgic pain. If pain starts due to insensitiveness of the leg, Belladonna should be taken.
If the legs of a person have become insensitive and pain starts in them suddenly and is eliminated by itself after persisting for a little while; pain is like inserting lance or as cutting; feeling burning sensation and pain goes on changing its place; troubles are also aggravated by movement, making noises and by light or hearing low sound; the patient does not able to tolerate pain even he does not able to lie down, but gets little relief by sitting, pain become violent between 2 to 3 o’clock in day time and at 11 o’clock at night etc., using Belladonna 30 is very effective.
If the patient feels giddiness with insensitiveness of the legs and having no strength in them, Causticum 30 should be taken.
Insensitiveness of the legs is normally the disease of the spinal cord. In this disease, patient feels back pain, insensitiveness, feels as if worms have crawling etc. thus, Nux-vomica 30 should be given to the patient. Due to insensitiveness of the legs, patient has difficulty in walking and moving in the morning; the cover behind the knee is fallen hard; feels as if the waist has wrapped tightly around it with cloth; having desire for lying down on the bed; the back, hands and legs become insensitive and has the sensation of crawling the worms etc. If such types of symptoms are occurred due to feeling much cold or having involvement excessively in sexual intercourse, patient should take Nux-vomica 30.
If the legs do not work well due to insensitiveness; the spinal cord feels insensitiveness, tinkling in the legs; nightfall; the patient becomes brooding and irritable temperament; he is lost his memory power; does not remember words while speaking or talking; he becomes hopeless about his life; patient feels as if he will not able to do anything; he has no desire to meet and talk to anyone and have no interest in doing any work etc., using Kali-brom 3x is very effective. Salt should not be used in his food during the use of this drug.
In the paralysis of the legs, if the patient feels burning sensation in the spinal cord from upper to lower section, take Phosphorus 30. If tinkling sensation originates with burning sensation and has the feeling of crawling sensation in the legs with sexual excitement etc., taking Phosphorus 30 is very effective. This drug cures excessive sexual desire.
It is very useful drug in disease of the spinal cord. The neuralgic fibers of the spinal cord play an important role in the spinal cord, hands and legs. Patient feels waist pain as if someone has beaten on his waist. When the patient sits for a long time, pain starts in the lower section of the spinal cord. The legs start trembling; he feels much tiredness in his legs in the morning that causes difficulty in walking and moving. Disease gets aggravated by emission. The fingers become tough, having no strength in them; the parts, on which he lies down, are fallen insensitive. Thus, taking Silicea 30 is very useful in paralysis of the legs.
12. Picric acid-
If paralysis has attacked in the legs due to any defects of the spinal cord, violent sexual desires originates in the patient due to which, he feels as if his reproductive organs will burst due to excitement. this type of excitement produces due to excitement (irritation, stimulation) of the spinal cord. Thus, taking Picric acid 30 is very effective in such symptoms.
In the case of paralysis of the legs, if pain occurs like electric shock in the legs and gets relief by hot fomentation, using Magnesia-phos 30 at an interval of every 4-4 hours is beneficial.
Few other drugs that are used in this disease beside above said drugs:-
Bacillinum 200 should be used once in a week with the use of other drugs. Syphilinum 1m should be used once in a month with the use of others drugs.