Role of homoeopathy for the management of post caesarean backache
An open observational trial has been conducted by National Institute of Homoeopathy to assess the role of homoeopathy in the management of post caesarean backache. For the study 50 subjects are enrolled. To assess the baseline and after 3 months of treatment, Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ) and Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire (ODQ) were used as the outcome measures. Homoeopathic medicines are prescribed based on homoeopathic principles. Among the 50 subject only 45 completed the trial. Result showed that there was significant reduction in pain. The index percentage score (median 83.3 (IQR 66.7 to 100) vs. median 66.7 (IQR 33.3 to 71.1), P < 0.001); visual analogue scale score (median 7.0 (IQR 6.0 to 8.0) vs. median 6.0 (IQR 4.8 to 7.0), P < 0.001); present pain index score (median 3.0 (IQR 2.0 to 3.0) vs. median 2.0 (IQR 2.0 to 3.0), P = 0.019) and ODQ% score (median 44.0 (IQR 39.5 to 50.0) vs. median 39.0 (IQR 31.9 to 44.0), P < 0.001) over 3 months of treatment. 22 % subjected Natrum muriaticum, 16% needed Staphysagria, 12% subject needed Rhus toxicodendron and only 8% subject needed Pulsatilla. From the study, it is concluded that homoeopathic remedies are efficient to reduce post-caesarean back pain.
Reference: Nath A, De M, Singh S, Kundu N, Michael J, Sadhukhan S, Kumar D, Koley M, Saha S. The role of homoeopathic treatment in women suffering from post-caesarean backache: An open observational clinical trial. Indian J Res Homoeopathy [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 Jan 29];13:81-90. Available from: https://www.ijrh.org/text.asp?2019/13/2/81/261633.