Post Dural Puncture Headache managed with Homeopathy (Manganum), A Case Series

12 clinical cases of PDPH unresponsive to usual treatment treated with Manganum.

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Abstract

Post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) is a functional condition caused by disruption of the dural membrane with low cerebrospinal fluid pressure, affecting 4% to 11% of the patients who undergo procedures where the spinal canal is purposefully punctured. It has a significant impact on the quality of life of those affected. We present 12 cases diagnosed with PDPH, unresponsive to usual treatment, who were treated with classical homeopathy. Nine of the 12 cases showed complete recovery, while the remaining 3 cases showed partial improvement. The author has stressed on the importance of pathology-based prescriptions, in his teachings and also the importance of appreciating the pathology as emphasized in homeopathic literature. The homeopathic remedy Manganum helped in the improvement of 9 of the 12 cases, with promising results. Further controlled studies are needed to determine the role and mechanism of PDPH resolution via homeopathic Manganum.

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Keywords

Homeopathy, post-dural puncture headache, spinal anesthesia

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