Evaluation of effect of Kati basti in spinal anaesthesia induced low backache
Keywords:Kati Basti, Backache
Low backache is localized pain between twelfth thoracic vertebrae and fifth lumbar vertebrae. About 60% population in India suffers with backache at least once in their life. But in the present context we are concerned with backache, which arises, in postoperative cases following spinal anesthesia. We cannot avoid SA because of its tremendous good effects and the ease, which it provides during surgery to both the surgeon and the patient, but backache after SA has become very common problem. According to Ayurveda this type of backache can be considered as Aghat Janya Kati Shoola. The procedure is done at the site between L1 â€“ L4 vertebrae where there is assortment of various structures like Sira, Sandhi, Asthi, Mansa, Snayu etc. including three important Marma named Nitambha, Kukundar and Katikatarun. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of Kati Basti in spinal anesthesia induced backache. Methods: Kati Basti with Til Taila was performed for fourteen days in thirty patients. Results: The preliminary study yields significant reduction in the symptoms of stiffness, pain, tenderness, lateral flexion, rotation, SLR, fatigue and ADL. In this condition, Kati Basti is the treatment of choice as it provides long-term symptomatic relief and nourishes the traumatized structures and helps them to heal better.
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