Spondylitis & Homeopathy

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Spondylitis is one of the most common causes of back and neck pain, and results from inflammation of the vertebral joints. The condition is often not detected until it has fully developed and is causing pain. The pain is usually concentrated around the cervical region of the neck, shoulder and lower spine, with downward-moving stinging pain.

Types:
1. Cervical spondylitis
2. Lumbar spondylitiss
3. Ankylosing spondylitis

1. Cervical spondylitis:
Cervical spondylosis is a 'wear and tear' of the vertebrae and discs in the neck. It is a normal part of ageing and does not cause symptoms in many people. However, it is sometimes a cause of neck pain. Symptoms tend to come and go. Treatments include keeping the neck moving, neck exercises and Right Homeopathic treatment. In severe cases, the degeneration may cause irritation or pressure on the spinal nerve roots or spinal cord. This can cause arm or leg symptoms.

Symptoms of cervical spondylosis:
If symptoms develop, they can range from mild to severe. Symptoms may include:
Pain in the neck:
This may spread to the shoulders and base of the skull. Movement of the neck may make the pain worse.
The pain sometimes spreads down an arm to a hand or fingers. This is caused by irritation of a nerve which goes to the arm from the spinal cord in the neck.
The pain tends to come and go with flare-ups from time to time. You may have a flare-up of pain after unaccustomed use of your neck, or if you sprain a neck muscle or ligament.

The pain tends to come and go with flare-ups from time to time. You may have a flare-up of pain after unaccustomed use of your neck, or if you sprain a neck muscle or ligament.
However, a flare-up often develops for no apparent reason. Some people develop chronic (persistent) pain. • Some neck stiffness, particularly after a night's rest.
Headaches may occur. The headaches often start at the back of the head just above the neck and travel over the top to the forehead. Stitching pain or 'pins and needles' in part of an arm or hand. This symptom is caused by irritation of a spinal nerve as it leaves the bony (vertebral) area. However, do tell a doctor if loss of feeling (numbness) or weakness develops in a part of a hand or arm. These symptoms suggest more pressure on a nerve. This is called a 'cervical radiculopathy'.
More rarely, clumsiness of a hand, problems with walking, or problems with bladder function occur when pressure from a worn bone (vertebra) or disc damages the spinal cord. This is called 'cervical myelopathy'. Again, it is important to report these symptoms to a doctor.

Lumbar Spondylosis:
Lumbar Spondylosis is a term referring to degenerative osteoarthritis in the joints of the lumbar vertebrae (lower back).
Lumbar Spondylosis symptoms, more simply known as the symptoms of an aging spine, do not always occur in the presence of one of the associated degenerative spine conditions, such as osteoarthritis or degenerative disc disease. Spinal degeneration generally begins when we reach middle age and remains asymptomatic unless facet joints, nerve roots, or the spinal cord become irritated or compressed. This nerve compression can be caused by a herniated disc, a bulging disc, bone spurs, or other anatomical abnormality resulting from a degenerative condition. Symptoms also might occur when the joints between the vertebrae, called facet joints, wear down and become stiff and painful.
In the lumbar region, sciatica (compression of the sciatic nerve) can produce symptoms in the lower back, buttocks, legs, feet, and toes.

The Symptoms associated with nerve compression caused by spondylosis include:
Intermittent pain
Pain that radiates to another part of the body
•Joint or muscular stiffness after sleeping, usually in the morning
•Muscular weakness
•Tingling or a pins-and-needles sensation
•Numbness or loss of sensation
•Tenderness in the area of nerve compression
In certain severe cases global weakness, gait dysfunction, loss of balance, and loss of bowel and / or bladder may be present.

Causes of both cervical and lumbar spondylosis:
Genetic predisposition superadded with unhealthy lifestyles, injuries to spine, stress and anxiety, habits leading to dehydration like alcohol consumption or smoking, physical inactivity, Vitamin-D deficiency, etc

Ankylosing Spondylitis:
Ankylosing spondylitis is a is a systemic disease and a type of arthritis that affects the spine predominantly as a result of Auto-immunity. Ankylosing spondylitis symptoms include pain and stiffness from the neck down to the lower back. The spine's bones (vertebrae) may grow or fuse together, resulting in a rigid spine.

The most common early symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis include:
Pain and stiffness
•Ony fusion
•Pain in ligaments and tendons
•Fever, fatigue, and loss of appetite
•Eye inflammation (redness and pain)

Causes of Ankylosing Spondylitis:
Although the cause of ankylosing spondylitis is unknown, there is a strong genetic or family link. Most, but not all, people with spondylitis carry a gene called HLA-B27.

Diagnosis:
Clinical picture supported with X-ray, CT, MRI, Muscle studies, Blood test for HLAB-27, etc may point to the damages of the spine.

Homeopathy Treatment:
Right homeopathic treatment at Dr Manus Homeopathy initially aims to put at an end to the pathological degeneration, if any as per Nature laws. But the natural degeneration continues according to the age. Appropriate corrections in the lifestyle are done after studying the patient’s complete life history. Effective results can be obtained at random when a harmony exists between the patient and his domestic and professional environment. Correct Homeopathic medicines stimulate the genetic code to enhance and boost the immune responses for removal of on-going inflammatory changes.