Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis that affects the joints in the spine. The condition is a chronic inflammation of the spine and sacroiliac joint — the joint where the spine meets the pelvis. If you are looking for a way to alleviate the pain and symptoms associated with ankylosing spondylitis and prevent or delay complications, then Ayurveda treatment is a fruitful solution. Unlike other treatment alternatives, Ayurveda offers medicines and therapies for treating Ankylosing spondylitis.
How Is Ankylosing Spondylitis Diagnosed and Treated?
Ankylosing spondylitis causes are currently unknown, although genetic factors seem to play an active role. One risk factor for Ankylosing spondylitis is having a family history of the disease. Ankylosing spondylitis symptoms in most cases begin in early adulthood. The most common symptom of this condition is pain and stiffness in your lower back and hips (experienced by people in the morning and at night and after periods of inactivity). The most common areas affected include – the sacroiliac joint, vertebrae in your lower back, the cartilage between your breastbone and ribs, and hip and shoulder joints. “We must take an effort to keep our joints active. You will often notice the stiffness of the joints or pain transmitting down the shoulders and arms or fingers with tingling.” says our Chief Physician, Director & Head of the Department of Yoga, Dr Jobin J Madukkakuzhy.
There is no specific cure for ankylosing spondylitis, but Ayurveda treatments can lessen your symptoms and possibly slow down the progression of the disease.
Primary diagnosis begins with a thorough physical examination. Ayurveda practitioners may ask patients to bend in different directions to test their range of motion. They may try to evaluate pain by pressing on specific portions of the pelvis or by moving your legs into a particular position. Imaging tests and blood tests may be conducted to check for markers of inflammation and the specific factors that possibly cause these infections. Correct and timely Spondylitis Ayurvedic treatment can help reduce symptoms and also slow or even stop possible complications.
Let’s check out the different symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis.
Common Signs and Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Stiffness & pain in the lower back in the early morning
- Pain in the sacroiliac joints, in the buttocks or the backs of your thighs
- Poor posture or stooped shoulders
- Mild eye inflammation
- Low-grade fever
- Loss of appetite
- Anaemia or low iron
- Weight loss
- Reduced lung function Neck pain
Effective Management of Ankylosing Spondylitis Pain using Ayurveda
We at Madukkakuzhy Ayurveda provide traditional and updated treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis in Ayurveda. The treatment involves the use of various options which are effective in easing the pain associated with the condition. Treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis Madukkakuzhy Ayurveda can improve your mobility and help you get back to normal activity.
Many Ankylosing Spondylitis treatment options are provided at Madukkakuzhy Ayurveda
- Marma manipulations (Traditional techniques in spine corrections)– A therapeutic manipulation of marma points using therapies like massage.
- Abhyanga (Herbal Oil Ayurvedic massage)– A massage that’s done from head to toe with warm oil.
- Bundle bag massage (ChurnaKizhi, Elakizhi, Njavarakizhi)–A type of rejuvenation therapy performed to alleviate joint stiffness
- Pizhichil (oil bath) – It combines oil and heat therapy to get improved blood circulation and eliminate toxins.
- Vasthy (Medicated enema) – an option to reduce the stiffness and inflammation in muscle and joints
Ayurveda along with yoga, mild physical exercise and a healthy diet will indeed give you relief from this painful ailment. To maintain the healing reached and sustain the health of muscles and bones therapeutic Yoga is often recommended.
Depending on the severity of the condition, the duration of the treatment and course of the medicines varies. Around 2-3 weeks of treatment are recommended as per the condition of the patient and duration of the disease.
“A wide range of Ayurvedic medicines are prepared according to the Prakruthi of a person and the therapeutic effect needed (according to traditional recipes). Our methods are in strict adherence to Ayurvedic texts with no compromise on quality and are in line with the latest scientific developments,” says Chief Physician Dr Robin Jacob at Madukkakuzhy Ayurveda.
Spondylitis pain can vary from mild, intermittent, and acute to severe or chronic. Regardless of the type of pain, Ayurvedic practitioners at Madukkakuzhy Ayurveda are focused on helping patients manage the condition to live a pain-free life.
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If you are suffering from ankylosing spondylitis, approach Madukkakuzhy Ayurveda. The team of experienced and skilled professionals can provide systematic and comprehensive care to help you manage the condition and live a pain-free life.
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