Ankylosing Spondylitis This is a form of arthritis.
What is ankylosing spondylitis?
It is a chronic inflammation of the spine and sacroiliac joints causing stiffness and pain in and around the joint. Due to this, further vertebrae fuse together causing loss of mobility.
Causes of ankylosing spondylitis:
Not yet known but it has been found that it is genetically inherited and thus runs in the family.
Symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis:
Mild to moderate flare-ups of inflammation usually alternate with periods of almost no symptoms.
The most common symptom is back pain.
The pain intensifies at night and in the morning.
The associated muscle spasm is often relieved by bending forward, so people often assume a reclined posture which can lead to permanent leaning on the position and become rigid in some people.
Loss of appetite, weight loss, fatigue and anemia.
DAD Ayurveda Management of Ankylosing Spondylitis:
Vata dosha, which is the root element, affects the spine and other joints leading to inflammation.
Spondylitis – We’ve got your back!!!
The number of people suffering from spondylitis has increased over the years due to lifestyle changes. The scariest part is, it is mostly affecting people under the age of 45. People ignore the warning signs until it turns into agony.
keep your head high and back straight
Our spine is what holds us in place and helps us stay active. Spondylitis causes severe pain, stiffness, numbness, radiating pain making life miserable for the sufferers. What most people don’t realize is that sedentary lifestyles, poor posture while working, occupational stress and nutritional deficiencies are stressing these discs, leaving the back very weak.
Give life to your spine, not relief
Most people try to treat the symptoms using heat or cold applications, physio therapy, cortisone injections, pain-relieving creams and surgical procedures. Since it does not address the root cause, the relief is temporary. Furthermore, surgery is not an option for spondylitis as it carries the potential for complications and living with damage to the spinal cord would be devastating.
DAD Ayurveda – for a life of good health
Chronic back and neck pain is caused by an imbalance between the body’s three energies—the conduction, digestion, and immune systems. Individualized therapy also looks to reduce inflammation, increase bone lubrication, and maintain normal curvature of the spine.