Homeopathic Manganum in the Management of Post Dural Puncture Headache, A Case Series

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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