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Spondylitis Treatment In Mumbai


To define spondylitis, it is helpful to understand the roots from which this word originated. The term spondylitis derives from the Greek word spondylo, or vertebra. The suffix -itis is a common medical suffix used to denote inflammation (e.g., appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix). If we put the two together, we see that spondylitis is inflammation of the vertebrae – one of the characteristics that define spondylitis.

Spondylitis is a term that actually encompasses a group of conditions affecting the joints of the spine (called facet joints, which are located between the vertebrae), and also the joints between the spine and the pelvis (sacroiliac joints). Spondylitis may affect other joints in the body, too.

Spondylitis is degenerative condition occurring on neck and lower back spine and is mainly caused by issues related to

1. Ageing
2. Repetitive stress injuries because of wrong body postures

 

What is spondylitis?

 

Spondylitis is a form of progressive arthritis due to chronic inflammation of the joints in the spine. Its name comes from the Greek words “ankylos,” meaning stiffening of a joint, and “spondylo,” meaning vertebra. Spondylitis refers to inflammation of the spine or one or more of the adjacent structures of the vertebrae.

In other words spondylitis is a type of arthritis that affects the spine and sacroiliac joints, and may affect other joints, as well. It is characterized by inflammation of the sacroiliac joints (where the hip bones meet the sacrum, or lower spine), the facet joints of the spine, and even the intervertebral spaces and discs. In addition, spondylitis normally includes the fusing of ligaments and other soft tissue in the joints to the bone, and in some cases, the spontaneous fusion of bones such as the vertebrae – a condition known as spondylitis. In all forms of spondylitis, there is no indication that another type of arthritis is at work.

 

Causes of spondylitis

 

Even though exact spondylitis causes are unknown and there is no cure, some patients are able to find relief from their symptoms before the condition progresses into a severe state. Typically, symptoms involve localized disc and joint pain, stiffness, inflammation, and tenderness, but compression of the spinal cord or a nerve root could also lead to radiating pains, numbness, tingling, and weakness. Conservative, nonsurgical treatments like pain medication and physical therapy may help relieve some of these symptoms. In the event that conservative methods fail to provide relief, some patients may be candidates for a minimally invasive procedure at Laser Spine Institute, the leader in endoscopic spine surgery. To find out if you’re a candidate, contact Laser Spine Institute.

 

Therapy of spondylitis

 

Physical therapy can provide a number of benefits, from pain relief to improved physical strength and flexibility. Your doctor may recommend that you meet with a physical therapist to provide you with specific exercises designed for your needs.

Range-of-motion and stretching exercises can help maintain flexibility in your joints and preserve good posture. In addition, specific breathing exercises can help to sustain and enhance your lung capacity.

As your condition worsens, your upper body may begin to stoop forward. Proper sleep and walking positions and abdominal and back exercises can help maintain your upright posture. Even if portions of your spine eventually fuse, you'll be able to get around and perform daily functions more easily if your spine fuses in an upright position.

 

Treatment of spondylitis

 

Spondylitis is degenerative condition that occurs on neck and lower back spine which are caused by issues that are related to ageing as well as repetitive stress injuries due to wrong body postures. The occurrence of these disease is seen from IT industry, BPO as well as people who are spending long hours in front of computers.

With symptoms like Pain, Dizziness, Vomiting, Weakness & stiffness in shoulders, upper limbs, lower-back, here we make use of Ayurveda to effectively combat chronic problems like Spondylitis. Based on Ayurveda principles, the treatment is comprehensive and is based on use of Ayurvedic medicines, Ayurvedic panchakarma therapy, Ayurvedic herbs massage & body therapy sessions. As Spondylitis is a vata disease, here the use of Ayurvedic treatment approach assists in strengthening inter-vertebral disc space as well as in reducing inflammation.

 

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