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Knee Pain Treatment
Spinal Surgery Disorders
Treatment of Neurological Problems
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Treatment of Nerve And Muscle Disorders
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The human spine has 33 vertebrae. However, some conditions can fuse these vertebrae. Ankylosing Spondylitis is one such condition. This disease may also be known as AS or Bechterew's disease. It is an inflammatory disease that can make the spine less flexible by fusing the vertebrae of the lower back together. In some cases, it can also affect the rib cage and make it difficult to breathe. This disease typically affects more men as compared to women. Most patients begin showing symptoms in early adulthood.
Ankylosing Spondylitis affects the sacroiliac joints. These joints are located just above the tailbone. It causes inflammation of the spinal bones that in turn cause pain and stiffness. With time, this inflammation spreads to the entire spine and the vertebrae begin fusing together. This can make movement difficult and painful. In severe cases, it can also lead to the development of a hunchback. This disease also affects the other tissues of the body. For example, it can affect other joints and aggravate arthritis or affect organs such as the kidney, heart, lungs, and eyes.
A specific cause has not yet been identified for Ankylosing Spondylitis. However, studies show that genetic factors can be a trigger. In particular, the presence of the HLA-B27 gene increases a person’s risk of developing symptoms pertaining to this condition. However, it is important to note that merely the presence of this gene does not make Ankylosing Spondylitis inevitable. Other genes that are associated with this disease are ARTS1 and IL23R. These genes influence the functioning of the immune system. While it can affect people of all ages, adults are at a higher risk of suffering from this condition.
In many cases, the initial inflammation of the spine is due to a bacterial infection of microbial infection. Though the infection itself may be treated and cured, it may cause the immune system to react and trigger inflammation. Once activated, if the immune system cannot be turned off, this inflammation will continue and can trigger Ankylosing Spondylitis. In each case, the disease presents a unique pattern of progression.
There is presently no cure for this condition, but with an early diagnosis and treatment, the symptoms can be managed and progression can be slowed. This treatment usually takes the form of medication to relieve pain, inflammation and discomfort and physical therapy. Surgery cannot be used to treat Ankylosing Spondylitis but in cases where it has caused severe joint damage, surgery may be advised to replace the damaged joint. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Rheumatologist.
I am 25 years male. While running I have pain in my knees. I have consulted other doctors and they have recommended vitamin D and calcium tablets, still the pain persists. What should I do?
Sir when I sit then there is burning sensation in my left thigh and left testicles. After burning for sometime it getting started pain. Testicles are normal. Please guide.
I am a 48 years old lady married and working in a Govt organisation as a data entry operator. I start my work at 11 A.M. And ends at 5 P.M. Since last 4 years I am having a knee pain, consulted doctor, said - my knees are getting lack of calcium causing a balancing problem during walking and other jobs- my day to day life has become painful. I had menopause 2 years back. Please advise substantial. Thanks & regards.
Hi, I am 26 years of age. I am ankylosing spondylitis patient. I have ultolratble pain all over body, and my right is almost damaged and left foot swollen, I can not walk properly, I am taking steroids, saaz ds, tizanidine, and pain killers 3 times, no solution or much relief em getting, ESR - 18 mm/1 hour, CRP- 1: 2 reactive (1.6 mg) Urea-37 mm and creatine is 1 mm? Have done all things what to do?
I have ankylosing spondylitis. What are the do' s and don't' s with respect to diet and physical work.
How to Diagnose Cervical spondylosis?
1) careful history taking is very important
2) Examine the neck for any congenital deformity
3) A quick neurological examination can be easily done Always check grip strength, look for fasciculation and wasting to rule out cervical myelopathy
4) Always check Romberg's sign
5) Supinator jerk, knee-jerk, and plantar reflexes are to be done
6) We should rule out diabetes
7) X-Ray, MRI scan is useful to know cervical myelopathy and its grade confirms the diagnosis (not needed most of the times)
Ayurvedic Treatment in acute phase-
The acute herniated cervical disc should be visualized as kaphavruta vata, asayapakarsya gati and chronic degeneration should be visualized, as dhatuks aya. Hence the treatment is done accordingly.
Ayurvedic Lepam (Kapha vatahara usna)-
1) Apply the warm paste of K4 curnam or R4 curnam or N4 curnam or Kolakulatthadi curnam with tamarind juice and little vinegar in the cervical region.
2) Apply it twice daily.Keep it until it gets dry and wipes it off with warm water
3) Valuka sveda (Ruksasvedam, with dry husk or kulattham (economical) for 20 minutes or until sweat appears.)
4) Oil should not be applied for first few days
Other important panchakarma
To be started after pain relief and after the acute phase for strengthening the Neck Muscles.