Water injections for back pain
According to a by researchers at the Australian University of Queensland (UQ) ends directed study, sterile water injections provide effective pain relief for women with back pain.
Dr Nigel Lee from the UQ School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work said in a communication that the injections have previously been regarded as controversial, but this study shows that they are safe and effective.
“Some midwives use this practice for several years to relieve pain. So far, however, there was only limited research results that indicate that it works,“ said Dr. Lee.
“In fact, many refused to hospitals, to promote the procedure, and regarded it as “midwives-Voodoo”,” the expert says. “This study provides clear evidence that water injections for the majority of women with back pain effective pain provide relief.”
The data for the in the journal “The Lancet” published study were collected between 2012 and 2017 in UK and 15 Australian maternity wards. More than a thousand women were given the pain with strong back either sterile water for injection or a Placebo saline solution.
Dr. Lee explained that twice as many of the women who received the water for injections, an indication that their pain was reduced to 90 minutes or longer by at least half. “The impact of the results of our study are enormous,” the researchers said.
“Unlike normal contractions, back pain, pain is unpredictable and often between contractions without interruption,” explained Dr. Lee.
“Most of the drugs for labor pain is for back pain is ineffective,” said the scientist. “Water injections have proved to be simple, effective and safe and have no impact on the birth outcomes.”
Pain medication to avoid during labor
Professor Sue Kildea from the Charles Darwin University said, the simplicity and safety of the procedure, have it done for women all over the world enormously valuable.
“Water injections are not only for women of advantage of the pain-relieving medications to avoid during labor, but also where women during birth, with little or no access to pain relief, such as in the case of birth at home and in countries with developing healthcare systems,” says Professor Kildea .
This study was a collaboration of scientists from the University of Queensland, Charles Darwin University, the University of Skövde (Sweden) and the NHS Foundation Trust Oxford University Hospitals (United Kingdom). (ad)