Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ease your Backache and prevent degeneration

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis in which there is a long-term inflammation of the joints of the spine.

Typically the joints where the spine joins the pelvis are also affected.

Although the cause of ankylosing spondylitis is unknown, it is believed to involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors.More than 85% of those affected in the UK have a specific human leukocyte antigen known as the HLA-B27 antigen.

Back pain is a characteristic symptom of AS, and it often comes and goes. Stiffness of the affected joints generally worsens over time.

Initial symptoms are usually a chronic dull pain in the lower back or gluteal region combined with stiffness of the lower back.

AS can occur in any part of the spine or the entire spine, often with pain referred to one or the other buttock or the back of the thigh from the sacroiliac joint.

These diagnostic criteria include:

Inflammatory back pain:

Chronic, inflammatory back pain is defined when at least four out of five of the following parameters are present:

  • Age of onset below 40 years old, (2) insidious onset, (3) improvement with exercise, (4) no improvement with rest, and (5) pain at night (with improvement upon getting up)
  • Past history of inflammation in the joints, heels, or tendon-bone attachments
  • Family history for axial spondyloarthritis or other associated rheumatic/autoimmune conditions
  • Positive for the biomarker HLA-B27
  • Signs of elevated inflammation (C-reactive protein and erythrocyte sedimentation rate)
  • Manifestation of psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, or inflammation of the eye (uveitis)

Homoeopathic Treatment

  • Very Effective treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Reduces Inflammation and helps preventing degeneration of the bone
  • Pain management is better
  • There are no Pain killers in Homoeopathy
  • No side effects
  • No Steroids used in Homoeopathy
  • Safe for all age groups