It is a form of arthritis wherein the joint are affected, especially the spine, leading to stiffness and pain. It is three times more common in men than in women and develops between 20 and 40 years of age. It is genetic, so 10 to 20 times more common in people whose parents or siblings have it. Patient is always in stooped position due to severe pain.
WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?
It is the chronic inflamation of spine and the sacroiliac joints causing stiffness and pain in and around the joint. Due to this, further the vertebraes fuse together leading to loss of mobility.
CAUSES OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS:
Not yet known but it is found that it is genetically inherited and thus runs in the family.
SYMPTOMS OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS:
Mild to moderate flare ups of inflammation generally alternate with period of almost no symptoms.
Most common symptom is back pain.
Pain is worse at night and in mornings.
Early morning stiffness.
Associated muscle spasm often relieved by bending forward, so people often assume a stooped posture which can lead to permanent bent over position, in some people straight and stiff.
Loss of appetite, weight loss, fatigue and anemia.
AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS:
Vata dosha which is the basic element vitiates affecting spine and other joints causing inflammation.
Along with appropriate ayurvedic external therapies and internal medications,appropriate yoga training suited for the disease will be provided in Healing Earth Multispeciality Ayurveda Hospital. Many conditions where modern medicine fails,Ayurveda holds immense possibilities just like in Ankylosing Spondylitis where the healing touch of Ayurveda is a boon for the millions of sufferers . Healing Earth has been providing the classical therapies with the very best and effective medicines in a step wise way ie. reduces the inflamation, corrects the metabolism and finally gives regenerative treatments.