Background: Lumbar Spondylosis is an age-related degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine. It is almost universal with increasing age. It is considered to be related to low back pain and disability. Conventional treatment for lumbar spondylosis commonly includes anti-inflammatory medications, analgesics, muscle relaxants, and Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Objectives: The objectives of the present study were to assess the effects of individualized homeopathic remedies in the pain management of lumbar spondylosis based on the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and the disability management using disability assessment by Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire and Oswestry Disability Index (ODI).
Materials and Methods: A prospective observational study was conducted from October 2015 to October 2016 with a sample size of 30.
Results: Out of 30 cases enrolled 93.33% of patients showed improvement in pain and disability with decreased VAS and ODI scores. The mean score for pain, assessed using the VAS reduced from 78.33±10.75 (at baseline) to 47.1±18.24 (in the end), and the mean ODI score reduced from 47.63±12.87 (at the baseline) to 25.67±13.36 (at the end). Among the most used medicines were Lycopodium (n=6) 20% and Phosphorus (n = 4) 13.33%.
Conclusion: Homoeopathic medicines are effective in the management of pain and disability due to lumbar spondylosis.