‘The young man woke up in the morning with a stiff back and feeling tired – indeed after moving about for some time, his back hurt less, just as his physician had said.’ This is the typical picture of an ankylosing spondylitis patient – whose spine is gradually getting ‘rigid’.
Ankylosing spondylitis affects as many as one to two out of every 1000 males globally; prevalence being much lesser in women. It is a rheumatic disease that causes chronic inflammation of joints (arthritis). The most commonly affected joints affected are those of the spine and the joints between the spine and the pelvis (sacro-iliac joints). The condition ultimately leads to rigidity (‘ankylosis’) of the affected joints on account of abnormal adhesion of the bones in the joint.
Homeopathy can provide good relief to the patients and control the progress of Ankylosing spondylitis.