Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory condition of the spinal vertebrae. It is a form of arthritis which causes lower back pain. The bones in spinal column may fuse together. The fusion of the bones makes the spine rigid and stiff, sometimes leading to a hunched posture. The ribs can also be affected, involving other body parts also. Males are more commonly affected than females. However, there is no permanent cure of ankylosing spondylitis but a balanced diet and physical exercise can be very helpful in managing the symptoms of the disease.
CAUSES OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS
The exact reason for the cause of ankylosing spondylitis is not known. But it is believed to be due to the inheritance of a mutated gene which produces a protein called HLA-B27. This leads to manifestation on ankylosing spondylitis disease.
RISK FACTORS OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS
The factors which make a person more prone to developing ankylosing spondylitis are:
- Men are more commonly affected than women
- It often starts either in the teenage or young adulthood
- Weak immune system
- Ulcerative colitis
- Crohn’s disease
SYMPTOMS OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS
The common signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis are:
- Pain and stiffness in neck
- Lower backache
- Stiffness in back
- Difficulty in breathing
- Loss of appetite
- Feeling tired
- Pain in hip joint
- Abdominal pain
- Watery stools
- Rashes on skin
- Vision problems
- Hunched posture of body
- Rapid weight loss
COMPLICATIONS OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS
The complications which arise with ankylosing spondylitis are:
- Fracture of the vertebrae due to compression
- Inflammation of the eyes
- Inflammation of aorta
- Dysunctioning of aortic valve
- Weakening of bones
- Irregular heartbeat
DIAGNOSIS OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS
The doctor will do a thorough physical examination of the patient. He will see the range of motion of spine and look for stiffness in the areas. He will ask about the symptoms and will take family history of the patient also. He will make the patient do the following tests:
- Blood tests
- CT scan
- MRI scan
CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTER’S MEDICATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS
Here are some of the medicines of Chandigarh Ayurved Center which are used for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis:
1. Pain – O – Kill tablet
These are the herbal tablets made up of Jyotishmati (Celastrus paniculatus), Devdaru (Cedrus deodara), Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata), etc. The tablet is very beneficial in reducing stiffness, pain, tenderness, etc. CAC Pain o kill tablet is ayurvedic and purely herbal formulation. It help to relax your muscles and muscles cramps thus relieving pain. It balances all the three doshas of your body thus maintaining proper blood circulation. It provides soothing effect to the affected area of pain. It contains various herbs like Jivanti, Musta, Usher, Bilwa, Shatavri and Kantakari. All these herbs are natural pain relievers.
Recommended Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
2. Trikatu Syrup
Trikatu syrup is considered as the best Ayurvedic remedy in pacifying the Vata Doshas and has amazing results in curing this condition. TRIKATU SYRUP is purely Ayurvedic formulation made up of three herbs. CAC Trikatu Syrup helps to eliminate excess Kapha or mucous from the body, supports respiratory system, manages weight, helps to take out impurities or ama from the body, supports healthy detoxification, reduces swelling. It shows anti-inflammatory, analgesic, expectorant, antioxidant properties. This syrup is made up of equal parts of three herbs such as Pippali (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), & Marich (Piper nigrum) that maintains the metabolism in the body. It is an Appetizer and it improves digestion, supports normal gastric function, and normal circulation.
Recommended Dosage– Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily.
3. Pain – O – Kill Syrup
In ankylosing spondylitis, a patient has to suffer from tenderness, severe pain, etc. The syrup plays the best role in reducing such types of symptoms because it contains various vata pacifying herbs such as Shudh guggulu, Ashwagandha, Nirgundi, Hadjod, etc. that acts as an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, & analgesic in nature.
Recommended Dosage– Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily.
4. Rasayan Vati
Rasayan vati is herbo-mineral Ayurvedic formulation which contains various herbs such as Aswagandha, Shilajeet, Amla, Kesar, Musali, Shatavar, Brahmi Abhrak Bhasam, Swarn Makshik Bhasam, Yashad Bhasam, Mukta pisti, Praval pisti, Jaiphal, Vang Bhasam, Aswagandha, Dalchini, Javitri, Gokhru, Kaunch Beej, Shilajeet, Saunth, Mirch, Pipli, Amla, Kesar, Manjith, Anant Mool, Brahmi, Musali, Shatavar, Swarn Vang, etc. These ingredients show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic, immune- modulator properties. These tablets provides good results in General debility, Psychological disorders, and improves immunity.
Recommended Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice daily.
5. Vata Tablet
Vata balance tablet is a rejuvenating blend of herbs is specially formulated to balance Vata doshas without aggravating Pitta or Kapha doshas. It may be used to support overall health and well-being by Vata constitutions with or without food. For those with a dual constitution that includes Vata or a tridoshic constitution, it is an excellent formula for the Vata season, which in most parts of the world is autumn and early winter.
Recommended Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.
6. Nerve up tablet
Nerve up tablets help in balancing the vata dosha and reduces kapha dosha, and acts as nervine stimulant. It shows effective results in improving the central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchala, shudha shilajeet, abhrak bhasma, praval pishti, shankh bhasma etc. This tablet helps in the symptoms related to Allergy, ankylosis spondylitis.
Recommended Dosage –Take 1 tablet twice daily.
7. Pain – O – Kill Oil
This is for external application that shows instant relief in pacifying severe pain, tenderness, redness, swelling, etc. The oil is made up of Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata), Kushtha (Saussurea lappa), Vatsnabh (Aconitum ferox), etc. Pain o kill oil is ayurvedic and purely herbal formulation. It helps to relax your muscles and muscles cramps thus relieving pain. It balances all the three doshas of your body thus maintaining proper blood circulation. It provides soothing effect to the affected area of pain.
Method of application– Apply over the affected area twice daily.