Friday, September 21, 2012

Ankylosing Spondylitis treatment, cause and Homeopathy

Homeopathic treatment is strongly recommended along with conventional treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

What is Ankylosing spondylitis (AS)?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic form of arthritis affecting the joints in the spine and the sacroilium in the pelvis. Larger joints like the knee can also be affected. It is initially characterized by pain and stiffness of the lower back, followed by severe rigidity of the spine due to fusion of the spinal vertebrae (bamboo spine). The pain may radiate from the lower back to the buttock or the back of the thighs in its early stages and generally increases on rest, and improves with physical activity.

Causes of AS: 

Ankylosing spondylitis is considered to be an autoimmune disease though the responsible autoantibody has so far not been pin pointed. App. 90% of people with Ankylosing spondylitis have a gene called HLA-B27.


Approximately 90% of individuals express HLA B27 genotype. An x-ray or MRI will show changes in the spine or sacroilium. During acute attacks there is usually an increase in CRP (C - reactive protein) and ESR

Other symptoms: 

Inflammation of the white of the eye (iridocyclitis) causing eye pain and generalized fatigue are some common symptoms associated with Ankylosing spondylitis. 

Stages of AS: 

Ankylosing spondilitis is regarded as an autoimmune condition in which inflammation of the ligaments and joints of the spine and sacroilium results in deposition of bone tissue. The tissue overtime fuses the bones causing rigidity and immobility of the spine and hip joints. The Joint degeneration and fusion is a chronic process and if appropriate measures like exercise, proper posture and homeopathic medicines are introduced early, the condition can be prevented from worsening.

Role of Homeopathy in Ankylosing spondylitis: 

The treatment used at our centres has proven to play a vital role in relieving symptoms of those affected by this condition, without any side effects. Our treatment can be taken along with conventional medicines. As the symptoms subside, most patients successfully lower the dosage or significantly lower their dependence on medication. 

Homeopathy plays a vital role in preventing progression, controlling the abnormal immune response and relieving pain and stiffness as witnessed in most cases treated at our centres. Optimum results are achieved in mild to moderately affected patients, prior to excessive bone fusion. Most patients treated here were slowly weaned off their conventional medicines like NDAIDS, Naproxen, Sulphasalazines (SAAZ), Indomethacin etc as they were able to sustain either without them or on a very low dose regimen.

There are numerous homeopathic medicines indicated for AS some of which are: Kali Carbonicum, Radium Brom, Rhus Toxicodendron, Calc Phos etc. However, these are symptomatic remedies and will help in palliating or temporarily relieving the symptoms. 

An ideal approach will be to prescribe a remedy on the basis of the totality of all the symptoms the patient presents with as the goal of the treatment is to correct the possible faulty immune response. This holistic or constitutional approach yields positive results in most patients treated at our centres and is strongly recommended for anyone suffering from this condition.

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Anonymous said...

I was diagnosed with SLE an autoimmune disorder in 2007.Its symptoms being inflamation of joints,febrile,morning stiffness and worst of all being bedridden with pain most of the time.I was mentally and physically bogged down.It all paved way for allopathic medicines steroids and painkillers and all the side effects that come with it.In next three years my condition did improve but my dependence on steroids and painkillers did not.In 2010 my friend suggested that i should try homeopathy as it has no side effects so if i would not gain anything i would not loose either.Im glad i did and things have changed since then.I met Dr.Anish Vaknalli in 2010 and started with his homeopathic treatment along with my allopathy.Its been two years now nd my symptoms have gradually reduced to a great extent.Im no more bedridden and can manage my everyday tasks much comfortably.

A major change is that im on a small dose of steroids now but absolutely no pain killers, if any pain the sweet pills do the trick.I have to admit that homeopathy has provided a great support system and i only hope that my dependence on allopathy would gradually and completely stop some day.

Another person who also resorted to homeopathy with me- my mother who suffers from RA past 10 to 12years.Her worst enemy was also taking painkillers frequently but gradually they would not even work for her sometimes.Homeopathy gave her a big relief.Her dependence on painkillers has reduced tremendously,her pain in joints has subsided a lot.She manages her household chores much smoothly now.I can saythat homeopathy has very well complemented with her allopathy .she just keeps getting better.

All thanks to Dr. Anish who is very enthusiastic and a patient doctor.He is keenly involved with every discussion i make with him.Moresoever he is just a phone call away to provide immediate attention if things go wrong.To simply say he is always available for his patients giving them a top priority.His treatment has definitely worked for us.I have no hesitation to recommend him to anyone. Thank you.

Ms. Kondkar

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