Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis (inflammation of joints) that affects the spine specifically. Chronic inflammation causes the bones of the spine (vertebrae) to fuse together (ankylosis) leading to a rigid spine causing pain and stiffness. The fusing of vertebrae caused by chronic inflammation may cause stooped posture as well.
The exact cause of the disease is not known but there is genetic inheritance and the majority of people who suffer from the disease are born with the HLA-B27 gene. The presence of genes may be detected by a blood test.
The goal of the treatment is to relieve the pain and stiffness along with delaying the bone changes in the patient.
There are various homeopathic medicines that would help in relieving pain and stiffness in the patient. The medicines would also give long-lasting relief to the patient and don’t have any side effects.