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postheadericon Ankylosing Spondylitis- Newer Heights and cure through Ayurveda & Meru chikitsa

Chronic inflammation in these areas causes pain and stiffness in and around the Spine. Over time, chronic spinal inflammation (Spondylitis) can lead to a complete cementing together (Fusion) of the vertebrae, a process referred to as Ankylosis. Ankylosis leads to loss of mobility of the spine.

Ankylosing Spondylitis is also a Systemic Rheumatic disease, meaning it can affect other tissues throughout the body such as the Eyes, Heart, Lungs, and Kidneys.  AS is two to three times more common in males than in females. The most common age of onset is in the second and third decades of life.

The Symptoms of AS are related to inflammation of the Spine, Joints, and other Organs. Fatigue is a common symptom associated with active inflammation. Inflammation of the spine causes Pain and Stiffness in the low back, upper buttock area, neck, and the remainder of the Spine. Patients who have chronic, severe inflammation of the spine can develop a complete bony fusion of the Spine. Once fused, the pain in the Spine disappears, but the patient has a complete loss of Spine mobility. These fused spines are particularly brittle and vulnerable to breakage (fracture) when involved in trauma, such as Motor Vehicle Accidents.

Chronic Spondylitis and Ankylosis cause forward curvature of the Thoracic Spine, limiting breathing capacity. Spondylitis can also affect areas where ribs attach to the upper spine, further limiting lung capacity. Ankylosing spondylitis can cause inflammation and scarring of the lungs, causing coughing and shortness of breath.

Ayurveda, the Science and Art of Life, is the oldest system of Indian medicine. It is not only the ancient science of preventative health & healing but also a philosophy of living. Ayurveda mainly cures by removing the root cause of the disease. It has the best answers in  Spine care, Joint care and Arthritis Management. Ayurveda deals almost in all branches of Medical Science. ‘Meru Chikitsa’ is one of them, that has been developed thousands of years ago. The term “Meru Chikitsa” (Meru means ‘Spine’, therapy is ‘application’) places chief emphasis upon the Spine and its associated structures thus maintaining proper health of an individual.

Meru Chikitsa-The Ancient Ayurvedic Spinal Care is based on the Vedic Principles & Philosophy.This natural healing therapy deals with Spine proper and its nerves, muscles, joints and blood & lymphatic channels. Authorities in the field believe that the body is co-ordinated by three different humors or energy forces i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha. This therapy helps in restoring and balancing the energy forces of the body that regulates the physiological equilibrium to perform better function of the body mind soul & the senses.

Ayurvedic Treatments usually involve a series of ABHYANGAM, SWEDAM, NASYAM, ELAKIZHI, NAVARAKIZHI, KATI VASTHI, KASHAYA VASTHI & ANUVASANA VASTHI etc. Marma Chikitsa along with Vatahara Chikitsa and Brumhana Chikitsa are given utmost importance.

We give the Best Treatments for “Ankylosing Spondilitis” with High Success Rates at Dr. Kranthi’s Institute of Ayurvedic Sciences & Research, The Kerala Ayurvedic Care, Speciality Panchakarma Centre, 3-6-101/1, St no: 19, Basheerbagh, Hyd-29. Contact Dr Kranthi R Vardhan on 9246166636 for Appointments, Evaluation and Treatments. Visit us at or write to us at

postheadericon Ankylosing Spondylitis & Ayurveda Management

ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS (AS) is a form of chronic inflammation of the spine and the sacroiliac joints. Chronic inflammation in these areas causes pain and stiffness in and around the spine. Over time, chronic spinal inflammation can lead to a complete cementing together (fusion) of the vertebrae, a process referred to as ankylosis. Ankylosis leads to loss of mobility of the spine and the condition known as bamboo spine.

The most common presenting symptom is low back pain. Usually, pain is centered over the sacrum and may radiate to the groin and buttocks and down the legs. The typical patient is a young man who has repeated episodes of back pain waking him at night and associated with spinal stiffness in the morning. Low back pain persists, even at rest. With time, back pain progresses up the spine and affects the rib cage. Chest expansion becomes restricted with involvement of the costovertebral joints. The cervical spine is ankylosed late in the course of the disease, leading to restriction in neck movement and head rotation. Eventually, the spine is completely rigid, with loss of the normal curvatures and movement.

Men are affected more than women by a ratio about of 3:1. AS can also be associated with ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, psoriasis, and Reiter’s disease.

Ayurveda offers excellent therapies for treating Ankylosing spondylitis. The strength of Ayurveda in the area of spine and joint treatments is globally appreciated. Since it addresses the root cause of the issue the results are fantastic.

CHARAKA offer a very effective treatment methodology based on the classical texts of Ayurveda. The treatment comprises of Detoxification, rejuvenation through Ayurvedic Panchakarma therapy along with the administration of researched medicines internally.

Initial treatment requires around 45 – 60 days of Panchakarma therapy along with diet and life style modification. After this phase only internal medicines are continued.

If patient can come for the treatment in early stages, even total cure is also possible.