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Spondylitis Herbal Treatment, Prevention, Symptoms, Causes, Cured By

General Name
Medical Name
Spondylitis Symptoms
Back Pain
Neck Pain
Chest Pain
Pain and stiffness in spinal joints
Inflammation of one or more spinal Joints

Spondylitis Cured By

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Spondylitis is a disease of the Spinal Cord.
The inflammation of one or more spinal Joints is Spondylitis.

Causes of Spondylitis
Cold Abscess
Muscle Strain
Spinal injury
Spinal infection
Rheumatoid Arthritis

If not treated properly, Spondylitis may cause
Spinal fractures
Reduced flexibility
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Cardiovascular disease

Body Part(s)

Spinal Cord
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Materia Medica for Spondylitis


Spondylitis or Ankylosing Spondylitis is also known by Marie Strumpell or Bechterew disease.
It is a severe form of arthritis that effects the Spine, Pelvis, Joints and other parts of the body.
It makes the bones to fuse and creates abnormal stiffness and immobility of the joints.
In its later and more progressive stages it may lead to complete fusion of bones in the spine and
result in a forward stooped posture or a Bamboo Spine. Chances of its occurrence are more
prominent in men, than women. The ratio of occurrence in men as compared to women is 3:1.
It generally affects young men between 20 and 35 years of age. In rarest of cases it may emerge
in an individual around 40 years in age, but chances are that might be a case of delayed diagnosis.
Genetics and Environmental factors play an important role in emergence of Ankylosing Spondylitis.
HLA-B27 is believed to have a vital role in triggering Ankylosing Spondylitis. HLA (Human leukocyte antigens)
is a protein found on the surface of white blood cells. It is this protein that helps the Immune system
of the body to distinguish between its own cells and foreign, harmful cells. Being a HLA-B27 positive
does not generally mean you will encounter Ankylosing Spondylitis. It only makes you more susceptible
towards encountering Ankylosing Spondylitis.
In the initial stages Ankylosing Spondylitis affects the Spine causing Lower Back Pain. Gradually, It is
accompanied by Morning Stiffness, Decreased Chest Expansion, Fatigue, Insomnia and Inflammation
of the Joints. Stiffness in Ankylosing Spondylitis is worst in the morning and after the periods of inactivity.
Stiffness decreases as the levels of activity rise during the course of the day. Ankylosing Spondylitis even
creates Inflammation within the Ribs and Chest which leads to a decreased Chest Expansion as compared
to normal. A person even experiences Sharp Pain within the Chest at the time of Chest Expansion.
Fatigue is a common problem in Ankylosing Spondylitis. Generally a person gets relief or feels refreshed
from fatigue after a good night's rest or by taking a break from the situation. Fatigue in Ankylosing Spondylitis
is a result of various factors, namely Inflammation, Sleep disturbances due to Pain, Weakness of Muscles and
Painful Joints, so even rest or break from the situation might not be helpful. Ankylosing Spondylitis causes
acute pain within the body. It may give u sleepless nights resulting into Insomnia. Pain related to Ankylosing
Spondylitis worsens with rest or periods of immobility. The more you remain inactive, the more pain you are
going to face. If not treated, Ankylosing Spondylitis may create inflammation within the Eyes resulting into
Uveitis. In rarest of cases Ankylosing Spondylitis even develops a complication named, Amyloidosis. Cells
within the bone marrow produce a protein called Amyloid. A body suffering from Amyloidosis will build
Amyloids in other organs such as Liver, Heart and Kidneys and may result in various other symptoms like
Shortness of Breath, Loss of Weight, Numbness of Hands or Feets, Edema. Prolonged Ankylosing Spondylitis
increases the chances of encountering Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a complicated disease of the bones.
It decreases the bone strength and make them so weak, thus making you vulnerable towards a Spinal Fracture.

Herbs to counter inflammation in Ankylosing Spondylitis
Following Herbs may be beneficial in countering inflammation in case of Ankylosing Spondylitis.
Wild Yam
Devil's Claw
White Willow

Exercises to reduce Stiffness and Pain in Ankylosing Spondylitis
Condition in Ankylosing Spondylitis worsens with immobility. You may find following exercises beneficial in getting relief from Stiffness and Pain.
Deep Breathing
Back Strengthening Exercises
Flexibility Improvement Exercises
Single Herb

Cayenne ( Lal Mirch ) for Spondylitis

Cayenne ( Lal Mirch ) has pain reducing effects due to its anti inflammatory properties.
Add half teaspoon Cayenne ( Lal Mirch ) in your daily preparations.

Turmeric ( Haldi ) for Spondylitis

Mix 4 pinches Turmeric ( Haldi ) with Honey and take it every morning.

Garlic ( Lehsun ) for Spondylitis

Add Garlic ( Lehsun ) in your meal preparations and also take 2 pods of Garlic ( Lehsun ) every morning.
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Queries on Spondylitis
Sudhir ( India )
16 Apr 2016
I am suffering from Ankylosing sponlitis very difficulty in walking. Knee pain and swelling. Bsck stiffness knee stiffness. Suggest please.
18 Apr 2016
Dear Sudhir
We have forwarded your query to our expert. She will be answering back in a day or two.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
20 Apr 2016
Dear Sudhir
We suggest you to buy a pack of Maha yog raj Guggul. Please buy only the specific brand that is " Dhootpapeshwar ". Take 1 tablet at alternative days. Take for 1 month and see the results.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
30 Aug 2016
Hello Team,

My dad is having severe back pain starting from neck and shoulder from last 3-4 days. He took medicines but it is not effective.
Any thing which he can easily take . We had done massage with Balm and hot oil for temporary relief.

Please let me know.
01 Sep 2016
Dear Siddharth
Which oil did you use for massage? Please mention the name.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
02 Sep 2016
Mustard oil Garlic

Also ,please respond bit early
05 Sep 2016
Dear Siddharth
Sorry, but we do not have facility of live chat. And Herbpathy takes care of the Reviews between Monday to Friday.
Recommendation to your father is...
1. Buy " Mahamash and Mahanarayan oil from baidyanath. And do " Patar Pind Potli Massage" on his affected areas. You may consult a professionalist. Do it for 15 to 20 min every for 15 days.
We also advise him to do some yoga asans which give relief from Neck Pain, shoulder pain and Back pain.
Write us back after 20 Days.
Also take Boswellia capsule. take 1 every day for 15 days.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
M N SRILATHA ( India )
06 Sep 2016
I am 32 year old female. I was suspected as AS as I have the symptoms of AS from past 4 years. ( HLA B27 test not done). I have undergone naturopathy treatment & massages in 2014. But no use. I have been treated by physiotherapy using nerve muscle stimulator from 2 years. It gives very good reliief to me. But when I stop treatment for one or two days the stiffness problem arises again with front stooping posture. I can do exercise only if I got physiotherapy on that day. Till now I didn't find any solution other than physiotherapy. Is there any medicine from which I can get permanent relief to my problem? Now Iam mother of a 3 month old baby through c-section. After delivery problem worsened and still iam in bed rest. Difficult to carry my baby in hands. Please suggest herbal medicine which I can overcome my physical problem. I worked as lecturer and in leave from past 6 months.
20 Sep 2016
Dear M N Srilatha
Try Boswellia capsule. Buy one bottle and take 1 capsule every day.
Hitesh Dhar ( India )
20 Apr 2017
hello herbpathy

My friend (27 year old female) is suffering from acute neck pain. she also has hypertension and according to her whenever the BP rises, the neck starts to pain. Kindly suggest some remedy.
02 May 2017
Dear Hitesh Dhar
Our suggestions to your friend is as follows.
For her BP take the following.
1. Have a cup of Arjuna tea every day.
2. Have a cup of Hibiscus tea every day.
For Neck Pain
1. Buy a bottle of Maha Yograj Guggul from Dhuttapaeshwar and have 2 tablets a day.
2. Buy 1 dose of Conium 200 from a Homeopathy Shop and have single dose only. Let us know the results after 15 days.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Madh B ( Maharashtra )
21 Oct 2017

I am suffering from ankylosing spondylitis which recentely (3-4 months back) identified by blood report But I have facing many problem like limping walk ,stiffness in bones and there are some restriction in some body movement so that I feel congested & unsatisfied during day long activities & in every body movement So please advise what medicine that can I treat to cure this desease Please inform most effecive Homeo Or Ayurvedic Medicine.I keep waiting for your reply
Thanking You
04 Dec 2017
Madh B
Buy Calcarea Carb 0/6 LM Potency from a Homeopathy shop. and just take 2 granules and dissolve them in a glass of water.
Store it in a bottle. Have 1 tablespoon every day. Make sure you shake the bottle every day before taking the medicine. Continue this for 1 week.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
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