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CLINICAL RESEARCH
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 245-250

Clinical evaluation of selected Yogic procedures in individuals with low back pain


1 Maharshi Patanjali Institute for Yoga, Naturopathy Education and Research, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar,India
2 Department of Kayachikitsa, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajgiriya, Sri Lanka
3 Department of Kayachikitsa, Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Sciences, Gujarat Ayurved University,Jamnagar, India

Correspondence Address:
A M Pushpika Attanayake
P.G.D.Y.N., Ayurvedic Doctor, The Fortress, PO Box 126, Galle, Sri Lanka

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-8520.72409

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The present study has been conducted to evaluate selected yogic procedures on individuals with low back pain. The understanding of back pain as one of the commonest clinical presentations during clinical practice made the path to the present study. It has also been calculated that more than three-quarters of the world's population experience back pain at some time in their lives. Twelve patients were selected and randomly divided into two groups, viz., group A yogic group and group B control group. Advice for life style and diet was given for all the patients. The effect of the therapy was assessed subjectively and objectively. Particular scores drawn for yogic group and control group were individually analyzed before and after treatment and the values were compared using standard statistical protocols. Yogic intervention revealed 79% relief in both subjective and objective parameters (i.e., 7 out of 14 parameters showed statistically highly significant P < 0.01 results, while 4 showed significant results P < 0.05). Comparative effect of yogic group and control group showed 79% relief in both subjective and objective parameters. (i.e., total 6 out of 14 parameters showed statistically highly significant (P < 0.01) results, while 5 showed significant results (P < 0.05).


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