ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED CLINICAL TRIAL TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY OF PUNARNAVADI PINDA SVEDA IN KATIGRAHA
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Rashmi Nanda *, Vikram Kumar, Praveen BS
Abstract: Introduction: Low back ache is a common orthopaedic condition and has a ubiquitous distribution. It is said to affect about 60-80% of the population at least once in a lifetime. Low back pain of mechanical origin is usually confined to the lumbosacral region, buttock or thigh and does not radiate beyond the knee. Katigraha is vatajananatmaja vyadhi having pain and stiffness as prominent features. Due to its resemblance in clinical characteristics, Katigraha may be paralleled to non-specific or mechanical low back aches. Materials and methods: Forty patients between 20-70 years of either sex, satisfying inclusion and exclusion criteria, were randomly selected from OPD and IPD of the department of Panchakarma Alva’s Ayurveda Medical College.20 Patients each were randomly allocated into two groups, Group KP and Group PP, and were treated with kolakulathadi pinda sveda and punarnavadi pinda sveda, respectively. Result: Both punarnavadi pinda sveda and kolakulathadi pinda sveda has shown highly significant result on the Numerical Pain Rating Scale (NPRS), stiffness, pain intensity, and pain affecting the activity of daily living such as personal care, lifting weight, walking, sitting, standing, and travelling, changing the degree of pain, forward bending, RLF and LLF (P
Keyword: Katigraha, Low Back Ache, Punarnavadi Pinda Sveda, Kolakulathadi Pinda Sveda.