CHRONIC LOWER BACK PAIN TREATED WITH COMBINATION OF INDIVIDUALISED HOMOEOPATHY AND YOGA- A NOVEL CASE STUDY
Tushita Thakur* and B. Venkateswar Rao
Chronic low back pain is a common health problem these days. Low back pain (LBP) affects nearly 60-80% of people throughout their lifetime. 5-10% of all low back pain patients will develop chronic low back pain (CLBP). The condition can be disabling, and imposes an enormous social and economic burden on the community. CLBP is more prevalent in females and this prevalence increases with age in both sexes. Risk factors include occupations that include lifting heavy loads, prolonged static posture, prolonged working hours as well as psychological factors such as anxiety, depression and mental stress. There is a need to have scientific data on viable treatment modalities that are safe, effective and without side-effects. A combination of Individualized Homoeopathy along with Yoga Asanas was used in 20 patients as per the inclusion and exclusion criteria and willing to be a part of this study. Results indicated statistically significant improvement as measured by Oswestry disability index (ODI) (P<0.0001) and VAS scale for severity of pain (P<0.0001). The combined therapy of Homeopathy & Yoga can be useful for a large population of patients having chronic back pain who continue to suffer due to lack of a viable treatment option.
Keywords: Chronic lower back pain, Homoeopathy, Yoga.
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