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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis – ETHOS HEALTH CARE

Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Surgical Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Other Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis

Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Causes of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Risk factors of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Complications of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Precautions & Prevention of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Homeopathic Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis

The remedy prescribed for Ankylosing Spondylitis offers effective pain control as well as helps in controlling the progress of the condition. The homeopathic medicines are selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution. Following are the homeopathy remedies for ankylosing spondylitis.

  1. Calc carb.
  2. Calc phos
  3. Symphytum
  4. Sulphur.
  5. Phosphorus
  6. Silicea

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis

There are several studies suggesting that acupuncture can be very helpful in the treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis. Acupuncture relieves pain in some people, and is safe if performed by trained professional using sterile or disposable needles. Acupuncture is an appropriate therapy to adopt in holistic treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Psychotherapy Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis

People suffering from Ankylosing Spondylitis have many benefits from the treatment of Psychotherapy. It uses only spoken conversation, though some also use various other forms of communication such as the written word, artwork, drama, narrative story, or therapeutic touch. Psychotherapy helps in the Development of improved and more efficient and successful means of dealing with problems so that the patient can find solutions.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis

There are three types of medications used in the management of ankylosing spondylitis which includes:

  • Non Steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like naproxen (Naprosyn) or indomethacin (Indocin) are used to relieve pain and stiffness.
  • Corticosteroids such as prenisone may suppress inflammation and slow joint damage in severe cases of ankylosing spondylitis.
  • TNF alpha blockers.

Surgical Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis

In severe cases of Ankylosing Spondylitis, surgery can be an option in the form of joint replacements, particularly in the knees and hips. Surgical correction is also possible for those with severe flexion deformities of the spine, particularly in the neck, although this procedure is considered risky.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis

For Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis, you should follow the below points:

  • Eat a variety of foods that make you feel good
  • Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day.
  • Avoid alcohol or foods that can relate with your medication
  • Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain products.
  • Use fat, Cholesterol, sugar, and salt in moderation.
  • Take vitamins and minerals by eating a well-balanced diet.

Other Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis

  • Some people find regular massage is soothing.
  • TENS machines are sometimes used to ease pain. (These give tiny electrical currents into the affected area.)
  • In the morning, Heat, for example, a hot shower, may help to ease pain,
  • Sometimes hip becomes badly affected. Rarely, surgery is needed to correct a severe spinal deformity.

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of chronic inflammation of the spine and the sacroiliac joints. The sacroiliac joints are located in the low back where the sacrum (the bone directly above the tailbone) meets the iliac bones (bones on either side of the upper buttocks). Ankylosing spondylitis is also a systemic disease, meaning it can affect other tissues throughout the body. Ankylosing spondylitis is two to three times more common in males than in females. Ankylosing spondylitis is considered one of the many rheumatic diseases because it can cause symptoms involving muscles and joints.

Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis

  1. Joint pain and joint swelling in the shoulders, knees, and ankles
  2. Low-back pain that is worse at night, in the morning, or after inactivity
  3. Fever, low grade
  4. Stiffness and limited motion in the low back
  5. Loss of appetite
  6. Hip pain and stiffness
  7. Limited expansion of the chest
  8. Chronic stooping to relieve symptoms
  9. Neck pain
  10. Heel pain
  11. Fatigue
  12. Weight Loss

Causes of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Following are causes of Ankylosing Spondylitis :

  • Genetics: It is believed that the factors for developing Ankylosing Spondylitis may run in families.
  • HLA – B27: Most people who have ankylosing spondylitis also have a genetic marker known as human leukocyte antigen-B27 (HLA-B27).
  • Ethnic Factors: Ankylosing spondylitis also appears to occur more among some ethnic groups than others.
  • Triggering Factor: Ankylosing spondylitis may be triggered by certain types of bacterial or viral infections.
  • Men and Women: Men develop ankylosing spondylitis about 3 times more often than women do.

 Risk factors of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Complications of Ankylosing Spondylitis

  • Age – It is usually diagnosed in young adults between age 20 and 30 years
  • Sex – Ankylosing spondylitis is three times more common in males than in females.
  • Heredity – Heredity may play a role in the development of ankylosing spondylitis.
  • The presence of a gene called human leukocyte antigen-B27 (HLA-B27) may also increase the risk of developing ankylosing spondylitis

Complications of Ankylosing Spondylitis may include:

  • Breathing Problems
  • Difficulty in walking and standing
  • Eye Irritations
  • Heart Trouble

Diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis

The diagnosis is usually made by the distinctive symptoms. However, it can be difficult for a doctor to confidently diagnose Ankylosing Spondylitis in the early stages of the disease as symptoms can develop very gradually. Until recently, the X-ray changes were the only way to confidently confirm Ankylosing Spondylitis. More recently, an MRI scan of the sacro-iliac joints has been used to confirm the diagnosis at an earlier stage. An MRI scan can give a much more detailed view of a joint than a traditional X-ray picture and can detect inflammation in the sacro-iliac joints.

Precautions & Prevention of Ankylosing Spondylitis

It’s not possible to prevent the disease because genetic factors appear to play a part in ankylosing spondylitis. Proper and early treatment can relieve joint pain and may help to prevent or delay the onset of physical deformities.

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