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The impact of treatment of dyspepsia in patients with chronic low back pain by Mentha longifolia capsules. daneshvarmed. 2017; 24 (126) :71-78
URL: http://daneshvarmed.shahed.ac.ir/article-1-1609-en.html

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Background: Low back pain is one of the most common and most costly chronic diseases, which in many cases there is no cure for it . Iranian Traditional Medicine (TIM), has a valuable therapeutic perspectives for the treatment of low back pain. According to Iranian traditional medicine (TIM), One of the main causes of low back pain is dyspepsia. The aim of this study (by conducting a clinical trial) is to investigate the hypothesis that treatment of dyspepsia can reduce low back pain symptoms.

Materials and Methods: 30 patients between 20 and 55 years with chronic low back pain for more than 12 weeks were diagnosed according to the criteria ROM3 suffering from dyspepsia were enrolled.

Mentha longifolia capsules as a drug with positive effect in dyspepsia were given 3 times daily after meals for 4 weeks At the time of entry and after weeks 2, 4 and 8.  Visual analog pain scale(VAS) and Oswestry Functional Disability Questionnaire were used and severity of dyspepsia Leeds Questionnaire were checked out.

Results: Mentha longifolia capsule significantly reduced dyspepsia, and also pain and disability due to low back pain. (p<0.05).  Significant correlation between severity of dyspepsia and pain, and also between dyspepsia and disability from low back pain was observed.

Conclusion: Mentha longifolia capsule can reduce pain and disability by reducing dyspepsia. It is suggested to consider digestive problems, especially dyspepsia in patients with low back pain.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: طب سنتی

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