It is a form of arthritis associated with rheumatic diseases. In ankylosing spondylitis (AS), fusing of bones in abnormal manner is present which will restrict proper movements of joints.
As per ayurveda, increased VATA dosha in body is the main reason behind all of joint pains & problems. In ankylosing spondylitis, pain starts at an early age, mostly prior to age of 30 years.
- Pain mostly continues dull pain
- Joints of the spine get inflammation in early stages which later leads to bamboo spine formation
- Fusing of bones is faster than usual
- Postural bend & difficulties related to it like -loss of spine mobility, loss of strength
- Breathing problems
- Changes of immune system diseases is there as it affects immunity
- X ray or MRI of joints will help
- HLA-B27 blood test
As all you know, ayurveda have effective treatment plans to cure all sort of joint pains. Ankylosing spondylitis also comes in jurisdiction of that. Ayurveda corrects the formation for extra bone growth or fusing with the help of ayurvedic remedies. It also help to boost immunity so that patient with such diseases can live a better long life. Regular yoga & different stretching exercises are found really helpful in such cases, just proper guidance is required.
TREATMENT PLANS IN AYURVEDA:
• BASTI - selective herbal decoction & medicated oil is used as per patients symptoms for enema/ basti.
• MANYA BASTI or KATI BASTI
• PIND SWEDAN - its a kind of hot fomentation procedure which helps to strengthen spine mobility.
• LOW INTENSITY EXERCISE or YOGA
RECOMMENDED YOGA ASANAS:
- SURYA NAMASKAR