Ankylosing spondylitis is a kind of arthritis in the spine and sometimes also it includes the joints of the spine, hip, and shoulders. Unlike many other diseases, Ankylosing spondylitis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system itself attacks the body tissues. Usually, run in family, this disease is more common in men than women. Starting from the inflammation of the vertebrae it gradually affects the other parts of the body.
There are four forms of Ankylosing spondylitis namely central form, Rizomelicheskaya form, the peripheral type and Scandinavian form of Bechterew’s disease. The central form appears initially in the sacrum and then goes up to the spine. In Rizmelicheskaya, most often the patients suffer from shoulder and hip joints. In the peripheral type, the signs first appear in the lower back and gradually affect the knee, hips and other joints. Scandinavian form of Bechterew’s disease affects the smaller joints of the body.
The real cause of ankylosing spondylitis is still unknown but as it runs in families it is considered that the genes are responsible for the disease. Pain and stiffness intensify at night and the pain gets better with the physical activity. Homoeopathic treatment has been very successful not only in relieving the patients from pain, stiffness and in increasing the mobility of the joints but also in controlling and reversing underlying disease process.