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International Journal of Homoeopathic Sciences

International Journal of Homoeopathic Sciences

2020, Vol. 4 Issue 2, Part B
Managing pain and stiffness through individualized homoeopathy in lumbar spondylosis: Results of a prospective consecutive case series
Author(s): Gurudev Choubey, Dhiraj Debnath, Varanasi Roja, Jaya Gupta and Abhiram Banerjee
Abstract:
Background: Low back pain affects approximately 60 – 85% of adults during some point in their lives and LS is responsible for about 10 % of all the back-pain. Common conventional treatments like NSAIDS and Epidural steroid injections (ESI) deleterious side effects.
Objectives: This case series of lumbar spondylosis presented here tries to show response to individualized homoeopathic medicine in context of pain, stiffness through Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and RODQ.
Method: Patients with spondylotic changes in lumbar spine were included in this case series. Individualized homoeopathic medicines were prescribed in singledose in each case and followed up every 2 weeks for eight months. Pain and stiffness in every case was assessed using Visual Analog Scale (VAS)at baseline and every two weeks for eight months. Revised Oswestry disability questionnaire (RODQ) scoresto assess quality of life was used at baseline and at the end of 8 months.
Results: Mean VAS score for pain reduced from 78.07 ± 13.72mm (baseline)to 38 ± 25.55 mm (end); 95% CI: 22.05 - 58.09; P<0.05. Stiffness reduced from 65.10 ± 16.35 (baseline) to 16.50 ± 10.01 mm (end); 95% CI: 34.88 – 62.32; P<0.05. Mean RODQ score reduced from 31.64± 3.20 (baseline) to 13.57± 7.06 (end); 95%CI: 13.21 – 22.93; P<0.05.
Conclusion: The results has trend showing positive role of homoeopathic medicines in management symptoms related to lumbar spondylosis. Controlled clinical studies are warranted.
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How to cite this article:
Gurudev Choubey, Dhiraj Debnath, Varanasi Roja, Jaya Gupta, Abhiram Banerjee. Managing pain and stiffness through individualized homoeopathy in lumbar spondylosis: Results of a prospective consecutive case series. Int J Hom Sci 2020;4(2):92-97. DOI: 10.33545/26164485.2020.v4.i2b.153
International Journal of Homoeopathic Sciences