Respected Lybrate user. You above mentioned details. I.e. Tablets and home ex's are under the guidance of respected doctor's. Orthopaedic doctor and physio therapist's be patiency and it take some time to complete recovery. "practice home excersises and follow the instructions/ precautions given by both doctor's. Don't be worried about this.
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Ankylosing spondylitis is a cause of back pain in adolescents and young adults.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of chronic inflammation of the spine and the sacroiliac joints
chronic inflammation in these areas causes pain and stiffness in and around the spine, including the neck, middle back, lower back, and buttocks. Over time, chronic inflammation of the spine (spondylitis) can lead to a complete cementing together (fusion) of the vertebrae, a process referred to as ankylosis. Ankylosis causes loss of mobility of the spine.
Pt treatment deep breathing for lung expansion and stretching exercises to improve spine and joint mobility. Are also advised to sleep on a firm mattress and avoid the use of a pillow in order to prevent spine curvature. Aerobic exercise is generally encouraged as it promotes full expansion of the breathing muscles and opens the airways of the lungs.
physical therapy for ankylosing spondylitis includes instructions and exercises to maintain proper posture. This includes deep breathing for lung expansion and stretching exercises to improve spine and joint mobility. Since ankylosis of the spine tends to cause forward curvature (kyphosis), patients are instructed to maintain erect posture as much as possible and to perform back-extension exercises. Patients are also advised to sleep on a firm mattress and avoid the use of a pillow in order to prevent spine curvature. Ankylosing spondylitis can involve the areas where the ribs attach to the upper spine as well as the vertebral joints, thus limiting breathing capacity. Patients are instructed to maximally expand their chest frequently throughout each day to minimize this limitation.
Physical therapists customize exercise programs for each individual. Swimming often can be a very beneficial form of exercise, as it avoids jarring impact of the spine. Ankylosing spondylitis need not limit an individual's involvement in athletics. People can participate in carefully chosen aerobic sports when their disease is inactive. Aerobic exercise is generally encouraged as it promotes full expansion of the breathing muscles and opens the airways of the lungs.
Cigarette smoking is strongly discouraged in people with ankylosing spondylitis, as it can accelerate lung scarring and seriously aggravate breathing difficulties. Occasionally, those with severe lung disease related to ankylosing spondylitis may require oxygen supplementation and medications to improve breathing.
People with ankylosing spondylitis may need to modify their activities of daily living and adjust features of the workplace. For example, workers can adjust chairs and desks for proper postures. Drivers can use wide rearview mirrors and prism glasses to compensate for the limited motion in the spine.
You should check with your doctor before using compression socks for your swelling. These special socks should be properly fitted for you and your needs. Also, be sure to wear them during the day and remove them before you go to bed.
if you stand a lot during the day, try propping your feet up or soaking them in water when you get home to help prevent swelling.
Muscle relaxant: reduces muscle tension and helps relieve muscle pain and discomfort. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (also known as tens) is something which helps ease muscle pain and spasms. You can strengthen the muscles by doing tonificationie. Improving the tone of the muscles by adding either weight cuffs / sand bags which will help you to improve the strength of the muscle.
Respected Lybrate user. Please continue physiotherapy for spondilitis. Take treatment and suggestions from orthopaedic doctor for your father's problem. Please once check his thyroid hormone levels. Also chek other problems are there or not. Please give psychological support to your father. Because his ankle and knee problems are treatable and curable or atleast decrease pain and improvs movement at that particular joints. If you're not. Please giving counseling by a psychologist after taking consultation.
First of all it has a mild sedative effect...If it troubles you after getting up next day , then need to reduce it.Eat food well at night and take it...Usually pregabalin combination is given for a period of 3 weeks and then to reassess...
Respected Lybrate user. Your current problem is detailly told to your doctor during starting period and doctor's explained what are the consequences are coming after marriage also. The only way is to follow up with your orthopaedic doctor medication and continuation of physical therapy"
Respected Lybrate user. Please starts physio therapy. Take some precautions and strengthening exercises to your neck. These are very simple and your doctor will teach you. And strictly follow lifestyle modifications and ergonomics. Thease are also teaches your doctor.
1. Do saline gargles daily (preferably twice).
2. Whenever possible do steam inhalation also.
3. Cover your nose and mouth with hanky for at least 30 sec when you go in dusty areas also when you go in and out of ac. As our nose is the most sensitive part of our body, when there is temperature difference between two rooms or inside n outside, then if we not protect our nose, it gets affected.
4. Drink hot liquids --hot liquids relieve nasal congestion, prevent dehydration, and soothe the uncomfortably inflamed membranes that line your nose and throat. 5. Sleep with an extra pillow under your head-- elevating your head will help relieve congested nasal passages. If the angle is too awkward, try placing the pillows between the mattress and the box springs to create a more gradual slope.
6. Treat that stuffy nose with warm salt water-- salt-water rinsing helps break nasal congestion, while also removing virus particles and bacteria from your nose. 7. Blow your nose often (and the right way)-- it's important to blow your nose regularly when you have a cold rather than sniffling mucus back into your head. But when you blow hard, pressure can carry germ-carrying phlegm back into your ear passages, causing earache. The best way to blow your nose: press a finger over one nostril while you blow gently to clear the other.
Homeopathic treatment has very encouraging results. Consult online for details.