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Relieving and Halting the Progress of Cervical pain by Therapeutic Oil: A Secondary Prevention

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of Preventive and Social Medicine, National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Bangalore, INDIA
  • 2 Dept. of Kulliyat, National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Bangalore, INDIA
  • 3 Dept. of Ilmul Advia (Pharmacology), National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Bangalore, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Medical Sci., Volume 1, Issue (9), Pages 1-5, October,28 (2013)


Various medicinal plants and their extracts are extensively advocated by unani physicians for the alleviation of pain. A range of therapeutic oils are available and indicated for the management of pain. Dill seed Oil is one of the best drugs used for the alleviation of musculoskeletal and neuralgic pain. Conventional pain relieving regimen available these days are only short term. Massage with Dill Seed Oil was tested in present study for its efficacy in halting the progress and relieving the neck pain. Present study was determined from a sample size 50 over three 3 months duration. Massage was done with test drug (Dill Seed Oil) on neck for 20 minutes on alternate day in first week and twice a week there after for another 11 weeks. The mean duration of neck pain, VAS (Visual Analogue Score) score, NS(Neck Stiffness) grade and RNM(Restriction of Neck Movement) grade at baseline were approx 2˝ years, 6, 3 and 2 respectively; these were completely relieved in a mean of 9 sittings. Surprisingly it was observed that no patient have reported reoccurrence during follow up. This study suggests that Dill Seed Oil is very effective and safe in relieving and halting the progress of neck pain and associated symptoms.


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