Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis is also called Bechterew’s disease. It is an inflammation arthritis affecting the spine and the large joints. This condition is more common among men than women and begins in early adulthood. It can cause some vertebrae in the spine to fuse together making the spine inflexible and stiff.

You can do a lot to preserve your joint function. Physical activity and weight management is essential to keep the joints ticking. Applying indirect heat or cold to painful joints is one of the easiest ways of relieving pain and stiffness. Neither heat nor cold should be applied for more than 20 minutes though. Treating arthritis early is the key. And early and aggressive treatment is especially important to those who will develop severe arthritis.

Symptoms include:

  • Pain in joints, lower or middle back, neck, hip or shoulder
  • Stiffness or tenderness in the joints
  • Inflamed tendons
  • Physical deformity or hunched back

There is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis, but treatments can decrease pain and reduce symptoms. Homeopathic treatment focuses on the person as well as on the pathological condition.

Though we are listing out a few remedies, no homeopathic remedy should be taken without consulting a certified homeopathic practitioner.

Some of the homeopathic medicines are:

  • Calc carb
  • Calc phos
  • Phos acid
  • Phosphorus
  • Silicea
  • Sulphur

If Ignored

Early symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis are often minor and, as a result, are ignored or attributed to other things such as overexertion or injury. But, the longer AS goes untreated, the more debilitating and widespread symptoms may become serious.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis?

The symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis are typically related to inflammation of the spine. Inflammation of the spine most commonly affects the low back and causes pain and stiffness in the low back and upper buttock area. Some people with ankylosing spondylitis have “flares” of increased pain and stiffness that may last for several weeks before decreasing again.

What is a serious complication of ankylosing spondylitis?

Difficulty breathing. Reduced ability to expand the chest can be a complication of ankylosing spondylitis. This is because ankylosing spondylitis can cause inflammation and limited range of motion of the spine as well as the joints where the ribs attach to the spine. This leads to limited ability to expand the chest wall, which is essential for optimal breathing.