Ankylosing Spondylitis

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What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Ankylosis" means fused bones and "Spondylitis" refers to inflammation in spinal bones or vertebrae. It is a form of arthritis also known as Axial Spondyloarthritis. Chief complications are extreme pain & stiffness in the back and spinal Inflammation. As per Ayurveda, it is a disorder of “Amavata” (Prishtagata/ Katigata/ Grivagata) primarily caused by Vata Dosha and Kapha Dosha aggravation. Ankylosing spondylitis treatment in Ayurveda is recommended to prevent the radiation of pain to other parts like the shoulder, neck, hip, ribs, and small joints of the hands & feet. Usually, teens and people of 20+ age experience this due to poor diet, incorrect posture, exertion, or the presence of HLA-B27. Bone growth and stiffness are witnessed due to excess calcium production around the bones. Sometimes the bones even get fused, thus responsible for a less flexible spine or a hunched back.

In Ankylosing Spondylitis, the ethereal fibrocartilage gets affected which causes synovitis in bone and hence original cartilage gets replaced by bone through fusion. This burdensome condition is completely manageable through Ankylosing Spondylitis Ayurvedic treatment including herbal medications, dietary & lifestyle changes, pranayama, yoga, and meditation.

Causes of Ankylosing Spondylitis

There are multiple causes responsible for Ankylosing Spondylitis disease in the early ages of human life, A few of the Specific causes of Ankylosing Spondylitis are mentioned below:

  • The presence of the HLA-B27 gene variant might be responsible for its occurrence.
  • Ankylosing spondylitis may also develop due to a weak immune system where the immunity cells start harming healthy tissues instead of bacteria, or foreign substances.
  • Low bone density due to a lack of nutrients, calcium, and vitamin D in food is the biggest factor contributing to ankylosing spondylitis.
  • Incorrect posture while sitting, standing, or lying could also result in stiffness and hamper the flexibility of joints.
  • It could also arise due to excessive work or lack of rest.

Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis

  • Stiffness and pain in the lower body are witnessed especially in the early morning.
  • Swelling and constant pain in fingers and toes.
  • Soreness in the heels and arch of the foot.
  • Patients often complain of tiredness all the time.
  • Extreme body aches over the pelvis, shoulders, hips, knees, and regions between the spine and ribs.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis

  •  Panchkarma manages Ankylosing Spondylitis with ancient healing practices. The body is rejuvenated and relief is ensured by eliminating the toxins from the body.
  •  Ayurvedic herbs are a pivotal component of Ayurvedic treatment through which root-based improvements are ensured.
  •  A healthy diet consisting of fresh fruits and vegetables is recommended. A healthy diet will provide the body with strength and power, altogether making it capable to fight against several health issues.
  •  According to Ayurveda, Yoga, and Meditation, can help in increasing flexibility and reducing stress levels.
  •  Pain and swelling can be alleviated through Patra Pottali Pinda Sweda (hot fomentation). Warmth may reduce inflammation and stiffness in muscles.

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What are Ankylosing Spondylitis pain areas?

It has adverse effects on the shoulders, pelvis, hips, knees, or regions between the spine and ribs.

Can you live a long life with ankylosing spondylitis?

Almost all people with ankylosing spondylitis can expect to lead normal and productive lives. Despite the chronic nature of the illness, only a few people with Ankylosing spondylitis will become severely disabled.

How long does Ankylosing Spondylitis swelling end?

It depends upon the Prakriti of the patient and according to the personalized treatment, every individual needs a different time to heal with timely medications and proper precautions.

Describe the pain associated with ankylosing spondylitis?

Pain origin in the back from deep within the buttocks and is accompanied by morning stiffness. It worsens or gets better or stops completely at regular intervals.

Is heat or cold better for ankylosing spondylitis?

Heat is good for pain and stiffness in joints and muscles. Hence hot fermentation helps patients to get relief from pain in the morning. Cold reduces inflammation of joints.

Can ankylosing spondylitis cause bowel problems?

Yes, it can develop bowel problems known as inflammatory bowel disease or colitis. Ayurvedic treatment for ankylosing spondylitis is best for a speedy recovery.

Will I have to take medications for ankylosing spondylitis lifetime?

The symptoms and the level of disease an individual suffers from depends on how long they have to keep taking Ayurvedic medicines. Ayurvedic medicines do take a little extra time to recover but treat disease from its root cause. Ankylosing spondylitis treatment clinic in India at Dr. Sharda Ayurveda is reliable and effective.

Does ankylosing spondylitis in pregnant women cause any complications to their baby?

Ankylosing spondylitis will not harm a baby in anyways. However, a pregnant woman is advised to take Ayurvedic medicines to control her symptoms but only after consulting an Ayurvedic expert before.

What dietary precautions should be taken in ankylosing spondylitis?

Include more fruits and veggies in your daily diet. Add whole food and grains. avoid alcohol, sugar, sodium, and fat.

Does a sedentary lifestyle cause ankylosing spondylitis?

Yes, lack of physical activity, wrong posture, and prolonged sitting also cause ankylosing spondylitis.

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