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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49-51

Management of lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis by integrated naturopathy and yoga therapy: a case report

Department of Acupuncture and Energy Medicine, Government Yoga and Naturopathy Medical College & Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sujithra Sreekumari Thanudhas
Government Yoga and Naturopathy Medical College and Hospital Arumbakkam, Chennai 600106, Tamil Nadu.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JISM.JISM_97_20

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Spondylolisthesis is the forward displacement of a vertebra relative to the vertebra below, and it arises as a result of a pars defect. Lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis is an established condition, and it classically involves the L4/L5 level with mild degenerative changes; the symptoms vary from lower back pain to lower limb radiculopathy depending on the severity. The present case reported was of a 57-year-old married woman diagnosed with lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis after an accidental fall; her symptoms began with severe pain and numbness in both legs radiating from her buttock region. This case study was done to investigate the effectiveness of combined Yoga and naturopathy therapy in relieving degenerative pain. The subject received a specific yoga protocol, which includes Yogasanas, Pranayama, and relaxation techniques along with naturopathy treatments, including hydrotherapy, acupuncture, and natural diet therapy for 30 days. According to the findings of the visual analogue scale (VAS) and SF-MPQ-2 scale, the pain symptoms score changed from 9.2 to 1.3 and from 79 to 20, respectively. This result shows that the combined effect of Yoga and naturopathy treatment helps in relieving pain and improves the quality of life in patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis.

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