Ankylosing Spondylitis and Homeopathy

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Guest Post Written by Dr. Rajneesh Kumar Sharma, M.D.

Definition

Ankylos (Greek), meaning bent

It has now come to imply something that restricts motion due to stiffening and may ultimately result in fusion. When the joint loses its mobility and becomes stiff it is said to be ankylosed. [click to tweet]

Spondylos (Greek), meaning vertebra

itis, meaning inflammation

Spondylitis means inflammation of the spinal vertebrae.

 Ankylosing spondylitis (AS), previously known as Bekhterev syndrome/Marie-Strümpell disease, is a chronic progressive painful inflammatory rheumatic disease (Pseudopsora), which affects the spinal joints, in particular, the sacroiliac joints and the lumbar spine that can lead to stiffness of the back.

The disease typically begins in adolescence and young adulthood, and only rarely does it begin after the age of 45 years. Male to female ratio of those having it is 3:2.

As the disease advances, AS can result in gradually progressive stiffness (Pseudopsora/ Sycosis) and limitations of spinal mobility and also restricted the expansion of the chest. In some people, AS can affect other joints besides the spine, in particular, the hip and shoulder joints.

Historical Background

The first definite description of AS can be credited to an Irish physician, Bernard Conner (1666–1698) who discovered an ancient sufferer the famous Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II by examining his excavated skeleton.

The first clinical descriptions of the disease is from the late nineteenth century, and the medical interest in AS was stimulated by a series of publications in the 1890s by Vladimir von Bechterew (1857–1927) in St Petersburg, Russia.

Terminology

  1. Spondylitis ankylosans
  2. Spondylarthritis ankylopoetica
  3. Poker back

Family History

AS does tend to run in families, and studies indicate that there is a genetic predisposition to it. This was clearly established in 1973 when researchers found a remarkable association of AS with a genetic marker called HLA-B27 (Human Lymphocytic antigen).

The early Symptoms

Spinal features

Early physical signs include failure to demolish the lumbar lordosis on forward flexion (Psora), pain on sacroiliac compression (Psora), and restriction of movements of the lumbar spine in all directions (Pseudopsora/ Sycosis). Symptoms are most marked in the early morning and after inactivity and are relieved by movement (Psora). As the spine becomes progressively ankylosed (Pseudopsora/ Sycosis), spinal rigidity (Sycosis) and secondary osteoporosis predispose to spinal fracture (Syphilis), presenting as acute, severe, well-localised pain (Psora). Secondary spinal cord compression is a rare complication (Psora).

The characteristic symptom of AS is sacroiliitis (Pseudopsora), the inflammation of the sacroiliac joints. The pain caused by sacroiliitis is usually a dull diffuse ache (Pseudopsora), not localised, felt deep in the buttock area. In starting, it may be intermittent or on one side only (Psora), or alternate between sides (Psora); however, within a few months it generally becomes persistent and is felt on both sides (Pseudopsora/ Sycosis).

Bilateral sacroiliitis. Frontal radiograph shows bilateral sacroiliac joint erosions and iliac side subchondral sclerosis

Progressively the lower back becomes stiff and painful (Psora/Pseudopsora), with the inflammation extending to the spine. With time, the back pain can gradually extends up the spine. These initial symptoms usually start in late adolescence or early adulthood.

The characteristic symptom is chronic low back pain and stiffness that have come on gradually, for no apparent reason.

Extra-spinal features

‘Pleuritic’ chest pain (Pseudopsora) aggravated by breathing results from involvement of the costovertebral joints (Pseudopsora). Plantar fasciitis (Psora/ Pseudopsora/ Sycosis), Achilles tendinitis (Psora/ Pseudopsora/ Sycosis) and tenderness over bony prominences (Psora) such as the iliac crest and greater trochanter result from inflammatory enthesopathy. Fatigue is often a major complaint (Psora/ Pseudopsora) and may result from chronic interruption of sleep due to pain (Psora/Pseudopsora) and from chronic systemic inflammation (Pseudopsora/ Sycosis).

Extraspinal synovial joint involvement is usually asymmetrical at first and may cause inflammatory symptoms (Sycosis) mainly affecting hips, knees, ankles or shoulders. Involvement of a peripheral joint (mainly ankle, knee or elbow) precedes the development of spinal symptoms. In childhood pauciarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (Pseudopsora) may develop.

Patho-physiology of AS

Entheso-pathy

The inflammation in AS tends to start at the places where joint capsules, ligaments or  tendons are attached to the bone, resulting in pain or tenderness at these sites (Psora). The name enthesis is given to these sites, and the inflammatory lesion is called enthesitis or sometimes enthesopathy.

Scarring and bone formation

A process of healing and repair, which follows the enthesitis phase, results in gradual limitation of back motion due to scarring and subsequent bone formation (Psora/ Syphilis). This process may, after many years, lead ultimately to complete spinal fusion (Pseudopsora).

Sclerosis of the bones

The inflammatory changes affect the annulus fibrosus especially at its attachment to the corners of the vertebral bodies, resulting in increased bone density (Sycosis), called as sclerosis (Sycosis) of these corners. The bone at these corners may subsequently disappear (Syphilis), and this may ultimately result in squaring of the vertebral bodies (Pseudopsora).

Syndesmophyte

Gradually a thin layer of vertical bony outgrowths at the edges of the vertebrae bridges the gap (Sycosis) between the two adjacent vertebral bodies, replacing the superficial layer of the annulus fibrosus of the disc. This intervertebral bony bridging that surrounds the disc is called a syndesmophyte.

Vertebral body squaring: Lateral radiograph shows squaring of L3 and L4 vertebral bodies, L3-L4 anterior syndesmophyte, and lumbar facet joint fusion.

Spinal fusion and Bamboo spine

At the same time, inflammatory changes (Psora/ Sycosis) and slowly progressive bony fusion (Pseudopsora) may be going on in spinal joints called the apophyseal or facet joints. With severe disease, the inflammatory process of the spine may gradually, after many years, result in complete fusion (Pseudopsora) called as bony ankylosis (Pseudopsora) of the whole spine. The X-ray of the spine may ultimately look like a bamboo and is sometimes called bamboo spine (Pseudopsora/ Sycosis).

Bamboo spine: Frontal radiograph shows a complete fusion of the vertebral bodies. Extensive facet joint ankylosis and posterior ligamentous ossification produce the trolley track appearance. Vertebral body squaring. Lateral radiograph shows squaring of L3 and L4 vertebral bodies, L3-L4 anterior syndesmophyte, and lumbar facet joint fusion. Bilateral

Spinal osteoporosis

Spinal osteoporosis (Syphilis/ Psora) is also frequently observed among such patients, partly as a result of the lack of spinal mobility and ageing.

Chest involvement

The inflammation of the costovertebral and costotransverse joints (Pseudopsora), and at the costochondral areas, can result in chest pain and tenderness. This pain can be aggravated by coughing or sneezing. Gradually in chest expansion may be decreased Psora/ Pseudopsora).

Complications of AS

  1. Osteoporosis
  2. Spinal fracture
  3. Quadriplegia
  4. Spondylodiscitis
  5. Spontaneous subluxation of the atlantoaxial joint
  6. Cauda equina syndrome
  7. Glomerulo-nephritis
  8. Acute iritis/ uveitis
  9. Conjunctivitis
  10. Depigmentation and scarring of iris
  11. Cardiomegaly
  12. Pericarditis
  13. Aortic incompetence
  14. Mitral incompetence
  15. Cardiac conduction defects
  16. Amyloidosis
  17. Apical pulmonary fibrosis with cavitation
  18. Prostatitis

Diagnosis of AS

The generally accepted criteria for AS (modified New York criteria)

  1. Low back pain of at least 3 month’s duration improved by exercise and not relieved by rest
  2. Limitation of lumbar spinal motion in sagittal (sideways) and frontal (forward and backwards) planes
  3. Chest expansion decreased relative to normal values for the same sex and age
  4. Bilateral sacroiliitis grade 2–4 or unilateral sacroiliitis grade 3 or 4

Blood tests

ESR (Sedimentation Rate) and C-Reactive Protein may be raised.

HLA B27 is frequently associated present.

Radiology

X-Ray, CT scan, MRI Scan

Homeopathic Treatment of AS

Aesculus hippocastanum

Important remedy in ankylosing spondylitis. Marked stiffness and pain over the sacroiliac joint. Worse: Rising from a seat or from stooping.

Alloxanum

BACK – ANKYLOSING spondylarthritis

Aurum metallicum

Serious or advanced rheumatism with marked stiffness. Rheumatism with stiffness or spasms of the chest wall. Severe spasm or tearing pains. Pains also described as “paralytic.” An important remedy in ankylosing spondylitis. Wandering arthritis; moving spot to spot from one week to next. Worse: Night. Morning in bed. Hip pain worse rising from a seat or from walking. Chest wall pain and spasm worse first motion and inspiring. Better: Motion. Location: Wandering arthritis. Back. Chest and ribs. Hip.

Sensation of stiffness and ankylosis of the articulations. Shoulders painful, stiff, movements limited and difficult. Dorsal pains, aggravated by movements. Pains of all the articulations, drawing with the sensation of being drawn and rigid, aggravated when waking up after a long rest. Aponeurotic and ligamentary retraction.

Butyricum acidum

Morbus coxae senilis. Ankylosing spondylitis. Tired feeling and dull pain in small of back, worse walking. Pain in ankles and up back of leg. Pain low down in back and limbs.

Calcarea carbonica

EXTREMITIES – ANKYLOSIS

Carboneum sulphuratum

EXTREMITIES – ANKYLOSIS

Carcinosinum

BACK- ANKYLOSING spondylarthritis

Causticum

Extremities, Pain, Rheumatic, Chronic, Ankylosis, with.

Colchicum autumnale

Pain with ankylosis of the back and neck. Burning pain in the neck, ameliorated by movement. Pain in the renal region. Pain in the left scapula, aggravated on waking, by movement, and by lying on the left side. Ankylosing arthritis of the vertebral joints. Non-inflammatory chronic rheumatism of the hip and knee.

Cuprum metallicum

Cramps in calves and soles. Jerking, twitching of muscles in hands and feet. Clenching of thumb in palms. Cramps in palms, calves and soles. Coldness of hands. Joints contracted. Great weariness of limbs. Ankles painfully heavy. Ankylosis of shoulder joint. Knees double up involuntary when walking, bringing him down.

Fatigue and rheumatic pains in the limbs, and legs feel like rubber. Heaviness in the calves. Stiffness at the nape of the neck , with pain starting at the 7th cervical vertebra, spreading up the nape and accompanied by right frontal hemicrania. Pain between the shoulders. Pain in the right shoulder, spreading towards the neck. Dorsal pain and stiffness, like ankylosis. Severe pain, and stiffness in the lumbar region, when seated or when walking. Pain in the lumbar region , with drawing pains around the thighs. Drawing pains in the sacrum , ameliorated by urinating or expelling wind, worse when standing.

Eupatorium perfoliatum

EXTREMITIES – ANKYLOSIS

Ferrum metallicum

Partial immobility of the arm and slight ankylosis of the wrist.

Fluoricum acidum

EXTREMITIES – ANKYLOSIS – Fingers – Distal joint

Kalium iodatum

Weakness, emaciation. Arteriosclerosis. Cachexia. Contraction of muscles and tendons, chronic arthritis with spurious ankylosis.

Mandragora officinarum

BACK – ANKYLOSING spondylarthritis

Manganum aceticum

Ankylosis spondylitis.

Medorrhinum

BACK – ANKYLOSING spondylarthritis

Mercurius solubilis

Local signs of inflammation, marked deformity, extreme atrophy of muscles, swelling of soft parts, subcutaneous nodules, fibrous or bony ankylosis. Marked deformity, extreme atrophy of muscles, swelling of soft parts, subcutaneous nodules, fibrous or bony ankylosis. Marked pain.

Oleum jecoris aselli

Ankylosing spondylitis; lumbago.

Parathyreoidinum

Fouche’ noticed that the removal of the parathyroid gland improves the condition of patients with chronic ankylosing rheumatism, but only temporarily.

Scapulo-humeral periarthritis, localised chiefly on the left. Rheumatoid polyarthritis. Ankylosing spondylitis.

Phosphorus

Paralysis of spine, especially the sacrum, from spondylitis. The chest becomes rigid or immovable. Pain, heat and burning in the spine and sciatic nerve. Sensitive, tender spinous process – especially the dorsal spine. An important remedy in ankylosing spondylitis with rigid spine and fixed chest wall. Worse: Cold. Rising from a seat. Lying on the left side.  Laughing. Crossing the legs in bed. Better: Heat. Lying on right side or on back. Rubbing. Motion.

Radium bromatum

In Europe, Ra-224 [isotope with a half-life of about three and a half days] was used for more than 40 years in the treatment of tuberculosis and ankylosing spondylitis. The treatment of children was abandoned in the 1950s, but the ability to relieve debilitating pain from ankylosing spondylitis in adults has prolonged its use.

Rhus toxicodendron

EXTREMITIES – ANKYLOSIS.

Numbness and formication, after overwork and exposure. Tension as from shortening of muscles. Numbness of limbs on which he lies; esp. arms. Stiff and paralysed sensation in joints from sprains, overlifting and overstretching. Of internal coldness in limbs. As if the skin around diseased parts were too tight. PA Tearing, in tendons, ligaments and fasciae. Rheumatic, spread over a large surface at nape, loins, and limbs; amel. motion [Agar.]. Soreness of condyles of bones. Rheumatic gnawing, & desire to move limbs frequently, which amel.. Drawing or tearing, in limbs during rest. OB Hot, painful swelling of joints. Limbs stiff, paralysed. Paralysis; trembling after exertion. Paraplegia; after parturition; sexual excess; fevers. Lameness, stiffness and pain on first moving after rest, or on getting up in morning; amel. continued motion; but soon fatigued, requiring rest again. Cold hands and feet. Cracking of joints when stretched. Synovitis; spurious ankylosis.

Sarcolacticum acidum

Cramping pains predominantly in the back and lumbar region, aggravated when standing. At the extremities : cramp, paraesthesia, articular numbness and pains. Difficulty in brushing hair. Tiredness of the wrist when writing. Ankylosis , muscular contracture and jerking, paresis (partial paralysis) when trying to climb.

Silicea terra

Synovial cysts.  Enlarged bursa over patella.  Large cyst on patella; not inflamed but extremely sensitive.  Chronic synovitis of knee with great swelling and ankylosis. Icy coldness of feet; or foot-sweat, often very offensive; or suppressed foot-sweat.

Sulfur

Continued use of large doses of sulfur, had caused a general emaciation with paralysis, ankylosis, contraction and deformity of the extremities.

Thiosinaminum

Are solvent, externally and internally, for dissolving scar tissue, tumours, enlarged glands; lupus, strictures, adhesions. Ectropion, opacities of cornea, cataract, ankylosis, fibroids, scleroderma.

Thuja occidentalis

Spinal Curvature-The spine from the fifth to the twelfth vertebra bent backwards, the lung dorsal muscles in the region atrophied. The patient, a boy, æt. eleven, cannot stand erect, is bent forward and supports his body by putting his hands on his knees. When sitting in a chair, he supports himself by holding fast to the back of the chair; when sitting upon the floor, his head sinks down to his knees. His hair is thin and of slow growth; the urethra is reddened; his belly is enlarged (pot-bellied) and his nose is always stopped up. I gave Thuja 3c. A month after this he was much better; he moves about more handily and can sit erect in a chair for a short time; the improvement continued, but the restoration of the back to the normal state took about two years.-C. Kunkel.

Paralysis- A woman, aged twenty-two, of feeble constitution and earthy, pale countenance came to me with stooping gait and faltering steps. Since her fourteenth year, she has had frequent vomiting and water-brash. For two months the vomiting has ceased and she now complains of her back and legs being very weak, almost paralysed; her eyesight is very poor and she can only read a line at a time. For some time past, she has had urinary tenesmus and incontinence. Menstruation has always been irregular and is sometimes suppressed; she often has leucorrhoea. Thuja 30th first relieved the urinary symptoms, then the leucorrhoea and menstruation returned regularly. Then the paralytic symptoms were much relieved and there developed much desquamation of the skin. In four months the patient was well, except slight anæsthesia of the legs.-Dr. Rueckert.

Acts primarily on the fibrous tissues and produces fibro-chondro-osteo-mesenchymatic sclerosis! Lean weak people with grey colour of face and blue lips. Cicatrices. Dupuytren’s contraction. Chronic rheumatism with ankylosis. Periarthritis. Arthrosis. Ankylosis of the vertebral column. Tubercular rheumatism.

Viscum album

Arthrosis. Painful post-traumatic osteoporosis, linked with vaso-motor and tropho-cutaneous complaints. Dupuytren’s disease. Periarthrosis of the scapula and humerus. Arthrosis of the hip. Ankylosing spondylitis. Gonococcal rheumatism. Juvenile growth disorders.

References

  1. Ankylosing Spondylitis Clinical Neurology, Chapter 6. Disorders of Somatic Sensation > Pain Syndromes > Back & Neck Pain > Low Back Pain

  2. Current Rheumatology Diagnosis and Treatment, Chapter 17. Ankylosing Spondylitis and the Arthritis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, p.7-16

  3. Basic Radiology, 2e > Chapter 7. Imaging of Joints > Exercise 7-4. Arthritides

  4. Ankylosing Spondylitis Current Diagnosis and Treatment

Chapter 5. Disorders, Diseases, & Injuries of the Spine > Inflammatory Diseases of the Spine

Chapter 7. Adult Reconstructive Surgery > Arthritis & Related Conditions > Inflammatory Arthritis

7e > Chapter 21. Arthritis & Back Pain > Emergency Treatment of Specific Conditions Causing Acute Arthritis—Monarthritis or Oligoarthritis > Polyarthritis > Spondyloarthropathies

13e > Chapter 40. Orthopedic Surgery > Joints > Arthritis

  1. Harrison’s Online

Chapter 15. Back and Neck Pain > Causes of Back Pain > Arthritis

Chapter 295. Inflammatory Bowel Disease > Extraintestinal Manifestations > Rheumatologic

Chapter 325. The Spondyloarthritides

  1. Ankylosing Spondylitis Adams and Victor’s Neurology

Chapter 44. Diseases of the Spinal Cord > Syndrome of Subacute or Chronic Spinal Paraparesis with or Without Ataxia > Cervical Spondylosis with Myelopathy (Spondylitic Myelopathy)

Chapter 11. Pain in the Back, Neck, and Extremities > Pain in the Lower Back and Limbs > Other Causes of Sciatica and Low Back Pain

  1. Vaughan and Asbury’s General Ophthalmology, 18e

Chapter 15. Ocular Disorders Associated with Systemic Diseases > Multisystem Autoimmune Diseases

Chapter 16. Immunologic Diseases of the Eye > Antibody-Dependent & Antibody-Mediated Diseases > Joint Diseases Affecting the Eye

  1. Ankylosing Spondylitis Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment > Chapter 20. Musculoskeletal & Immunologic Disorders

  2. Ankylosing Spondylitis Principles of Critical Care > Chapter 94. Spine Injuries > Pitfalls in the Assessment of Spinal Injuries

  3. Ankylosing Spondylitis Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine

Chapter 276. Neck and Back Pain > Back Pain: The Thoracic and Lumbar Pain Syndromes > Differential Diagnosis and Management

Chapter 279. Emergencies in Systemic Rheumatic Diseases > Neurologic Emergencies > Spinal Cord Compression

Chapter 281. Acute Disorders of the Joints and Bursae

  1. Arthritides Clinical Anesthesiology > Chapter 18. Pain Management > Selected Pain Syndromes > Low Back Pain & Related Syndromes

  2. The Color Atlas of Family Medicine. Chapter 93. Ankylosing Spondylitis

  3. Chronic synovitis of the spine occurs in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Patients with… Hurst’s The Heart > Chapter 14. The History, Physical Examination, and Cardiac Auscultation > Syndromes Associated with Congenital Heart Disease > Disorders Affecting the Valves

  4. Key Sign Spondyloarthritis DeGowin’s Diagnostic Examination > Chapter 13. The Spine, Pelvis and Extremities > Musculoskeletal and Soft Tissue Syndromes > Axial Skeleton: Spine and Pelvis Syndromes

  5. Prognosis Current Diagnosis and Treatment: Cardiology > Chapter 33. Connective Tissue Diseases & the Heart > Ankylosing Spondylitis > Myocardial Disease, Pericardial Disease, & Bacterial Endocarditis

  6. Encyclopedia Homoeopathica

  7. Radar 10


AUTHOR OF THE ABOVE POST:

Dr. Rajneesh from moradabad

Dr. Rajneesh Kumar Sharma 

Dr. Rajneesh Kumar Sharma

B.Sc., BHMS, M.D.

He is managing Director of Homoeo Cure and Research Centre, Kashipur; Director (Research and Development), M.R. Laboratories; Member, Aastha Trust; Secretary, Kashipur Unit, Homoeopathic Medical Association of India and State Secretary, Homoeo Chikitsak Sangh, Uttaranchal.

He has published papers in journals such as Vital Informer and The Similitude and in International and National seminars on Homeopathy. He has published a book on Homeopathy, Ek Parichaya (Hindi).

He has been honoured by Award of Best Social Services in thhe field of Medicine (1999), Best International Feature Award (2003,UK), Bar Association (Kashipur,2005) for successful treatment of cancer patients, Award of Excellence (2005), Kashipur Gaurav Award (2006), Bharti Nav Chetna Manch (2006) for research in cancer, Bhartiya CHikitsak Ratna Award (2007), International Gold Star Award (2010), Homoeopathic Gem Award (2011). He has been interviewed on Sadhna TV (2004), Zee News (2005) and ETV (2007). He has also uploaded homeopathy articles on Scribd


The above article was originally published by Dr. Rajneesh Kumar Sharma at  http://www.homeopathyworldcommunity.com on 29 May 2012 and is republished here with his explicit permission. The Copyright is reserved with the author (Rajneesh Kumar Sharma). All opinions are that of the author.

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  1. Dr. Rajneesh Kumar Sharma

    Thanks Dr. Nancy.
    This is wonderful.
    Go ahead!
    Many Blessings like rains….

  2. Dr. Nancy Malik

    Wonderful infographic on 17 Effects of Ankylosing Spondylitis on body http://www.healthline.com/health/ankylosing-spondylitis/effects-on-body

    The other homeopathic medicines that could help ankylosing spondylitis patients are agaricus, argentum metallica, cimic., conium, kali-bichromium, kali-carbonica, kalmegh and natrum-mur.

    The other options are conventional medicine (painkillers, cortico-steroids, Anti-TNF medicines, Anti-Rheumatic drugs), physiotherapy and surgery as last resort.

    Learn about Ankylosing Spondylitis Awareness Project (USA) http://www.hurtingbuthopeful.org/home.html and National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (UK) http://nass.co.uk/

    Recommendations for the management of ankylosing spondylitis – European League against Rheumatism and Assessments in Ankylosing Spondylitis International Society (2010)

    Thank You Dr. Rajneesh for such a detailed investigation into Ankylosing Spondylitis.

    This webpage is redirected from https://madmimi.com/redirects/1424679115-2ca36963a533d1553ae299c77b72bab5-3624c67

  3. 5f6fdr

    very nice information. Also got to know about some new remedies for treatment of spondyliosis. Could you tell me the books to get a knowledge in detail about these remedies.

    • Dr. Rajneesh Kumar Sharma

      Herring’s Guiding Symptoms.
      Regards.

  4. 5f6f

    Reblogged this on rashmidotorg.

  5. homeopathyginatyler

    Reblogged this on Homeopathyginatyler's Blog and commented:
    brilliant article on -ankylosing spondylitis and how homeopathy can help……

  6. alternicare

    Reblogged this on homoeopathicality.

    • Dr. Nancy Malik

      Thank You for reblogging on wordpress. Regards

  7. Poker Back: Ankylosing Spondylitis linked to this post.
  8. Suman Halder

    Can you provide a few references on efficacy of homoeopathic treatment of ankylosing spondylitis or chronic low back pain (esp. research papers)?

    Thanks and Regards in advance.

  9. linleejordan

    Thank you for this work on A S. I would just like to add the remedy Bambusa to your list of potential remedies.

    • Dr. Nancy Malik

      Thank You for pointing out an important remedy for A.S. Many regards.

  10. Dr. Nancy Malik

  11. debbybruck

    Every publication by Dr Rajneesh Sharma provides the full spectrum of information about a disease, including definitions, possible causation, medical terminology, treatments and the homeopathic approach. Much appreciation for his well researched papers.

  12. shailesh mandlik

    is Ankolysing Spondylitis complete curable by homeopathic treatment?
    regards.

    • Dr. Nancy Malik

      yes except when you have reached the last stage where you are taking painkiller injections, each costing Rs. 1 Lakh.

  13. mahendra sawant

    hi ihave sever as problem in neck and lumbar egion with fusion of vertabrae can you help me out iam totall locked in neck cant turn my neck behind and look back i will fwd my reports of xray kindly support me

    • shailesh mandlik

      Hi mahendra,
      Where r u from? I am from thane and suffering from same (Aklosing spondilities), right now I am taking homeopathic treatment which is very much helpful.
      There is one more thing I want to tell you that you should really go to Arya vaidya sala at kottakal (kerala). They give gurranted treatment for AS. I am going there next year. If it is early stage it is completely cureable there.

      Regards

      • Kamal

        Hi Shailesh ,
        I am from navi mumbai . I am also facing the same problem .
        So r u taking any Homeopathy treatment and how is your experience with Arya Vaidya sala at kottakal .

        Regards

        • Shailesh Mandlik

          Mahendra I going arya vaidya shala in march, it is 28 days treatment.
          Regards

        • HEMANT KUMAR

          i am facing the same problem pls kamal give me your mobile no. i wanna help u

        • shailesh

          hemant i have stopped taking homeopathic medicines for now as it could not stop the fusion of the bones but i am taking ayurvedic medicnes given by aryavaidya sala doctors, i ad been there 2 times and i found it very helpful, it will free your body stiffness and strengthen your nervous system, i try to go there every year.

          i also did stem cell therepy which i found most effective treatment for AK. after taking this treatment all the swelling and pain has gone.

          regards,

  14. Laura

    @shailesh mandlik
    Did you do the 28 day treatment Shailesh? I would love to hear if you are cured? or do you feel better? I am looking for a cure for AS and Uveitis. Thanks.

  15. Dr. Bharat Bhushan

    Thanks for such an elaborated and informative article. I wish the availability and literature of some of homoeopathic medicines such as Dichapetalum and Perhexillum maleatum could also be provided. Personal experience of the potency used related to the medicine should also be given.

  16. Dr. Firuzi Mehta

    We should also remember that a holistic prescription that covers the ‘patient’ can be very useful, also called constitutional prescribing… I had a case of Ankylosing spondylitis that Staphysagria did magic with, as a constitutional prescription.

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