Effect of Dalk Layyain Kaseer (Soft Massage) with Roghan Sosan (Medicated Oil) in Slowing the Progress of Waja-ul-Zahar (Low Back Pain)

Khan Tanvir Yousuf, Arshid Iqbal Wani, (doi: 10.23953/cloud.ijaayush.357)


Waja-ul-Zahar (low back pain) involves many aspects of a person’s life namely somatic psychological and social. It is one of the main reason for which individuals seek medical care. Its increasing prevalence is placing a huge burden on families, society health care providers and ultimately on Nations health. The main aim of the study was to assess the effect of Dalk layyain Kaseer with Roghan Sosan in low back pain. The present study was an interventional observational study with sample size 60 and was of 7 weeks duration. Dalk layyain Kaseer with Roghan Sosan was done on lower back for 15-20 minutes on alternate day in first week and twice a week, thereafter for another 2 weeks. Improvement in subjective and objective parameters were assessed on every week, at the end of the treatment and fortnightly for 1 month in follow up period. In this study three parameters were taken into account; LBP as a main complaint, tenderness and difficulty in walking as secondary. Pain was assessed by VAS grading from 0-10, tenderness and difficulty in walking were graded arbitrarily from 0-3 according to severity. Statistical analysis was done by using repeated measures analysis of variance (ANOVA). There was a highly significant improvement in both subjective and objective parameters (p<0.001).This study reveals that the test procedure with therapeutic oil has good response in reducing low back pain. No adverse effects were observed during and after trial. Thus, it can be concluded that Dalk layyain Kaseer with Roghan Sosan may be an effective regimen in the management of Waja-ul-Zahar.


Dalk; Low back pain; Massage; Roghan Sosan; Unani medicine; Waja-ul-Zahar

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