What is ankylosing spondylitis?
This is one certain kind of Arthritis characterized by the inflammation of the spine and the joints in the lower back. These joints act as a junction between the Sacrum and Lilac bones and the inflammation to these joints causes pain and stiffness to the spinal area. Spondylitis, when turns “chronic” leads to the fusion of vertebrae making the spine completely immobile. This condition is called Ankylosing Spondylitis.
Effects of Ankylosing Spondylitis
In severe cases, this condition can lead to inflammation of other joints and also affect tissues and vital organs surrounding the spine such as hearts, lungs, and kidneys. This ailment is seen more commonly in men than women. According to a survey, the occurrence of spondylitis in men is two to three times more common than in women. Though this disease can affect all age groups from children to elders, it is more commonly seen to be affecting adults who are in their 20s and 30s. The chronic spondylitis can lead to breathing issues as it can affect lungs and upper torso.
- Consistent pain in spine, joints, and the surrounding areas due to inflammation
- Stiffness and immobility to an extent in the lower back and buttock areas
- Pain and stiffness early in the morning
Most people, especially who are young would neglect this pain and stiffness by thinking that this is some kind of a physical or athletic injury. It is very well suggested to consult a doctor if this pain occurs frequently as this could be an onset of Spondylitis problem.
There is a gene termed as HLA-B27 which is considered the most susceptible gene to Spondylitis. It is believed that 90% of the patients diagnosed with this ailment possess this gene. Patients with this gene have a tendency to develop Ankylosing Spondylitis despite healthy habits and ideal diet. Apart from this genetic cause, environmental factors may also cause this problem.
Homeopathy Treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis
Dr. Care offers world class Homeopathy solutions for this problem for all the age groups. The constitutional treatment is aimed at discovering the root cause of the Spondylitis and start curing the disease rather than just soothing the symptoms. Modern medicine may deliver relief from the pain and inflammation but it is only temporary. With Homeopathy, one can be relief from the ailment.