Ankylosing Spondylitis is a rheumatic disease and chronic inflammation of spine and the sarcoiliac joints, targeting people of young age group. It is a chronic disorder generally affecting the axial skeleton and causes extreme back pain and back stiffness that result in decreased in spinal mobility and hinder physical functioning. It may also caused pain to other joints and organs such as eyes, heart, lungs, and kidneys. The disease leads to fatigue, insomnia, depression, anxiety, strain, frustration, stress etc. Respiratory problems, psoriasis and bowel disease are also associated with it. The disease is more common with men.
Ayurveda has a very effective approach to the treatment of inflammations even those of auto-immune nature. The approach is holistic comprising of diet modifications, lifestyle changes, stress management, herbal medication and Ayurvedic therapies, Yoga asanas, pranayama and meditation, that help the body get back to Homeostasis (state of balance and harmony). The approach is even effective as a preventive against further relapses of the condition.
In usual practise, we observe that many patients improve very well with herbal medicines and external applications alone but some with severe symptoms require therapies like Dhanymladhara ( Pouring of a warm fermented liquid), Podikkizhi ( Herbal powder massage) Ilakkizhi ( Massage with bolus of fresh herbal leaves), Oil massage with steam bath and several varieties of Vasthi (Medicated enema). These therapies if administered under the supervision of knowledgeable Ayurvedic physicians are all very effective in relieving the inflammation and keeping the problem away without the need for powerful drugs. Therapies like Tailadhara (Pouring medicated oils on the body), Nhavarakkizhi (Massage with Bolus of rice boiled in medicated milk) and Ksheervasthi (Medicated milk based enema) are then used and are extremely effective in strengthening the tissues and improving flexibility.
At VARDHAN AYURVEDA, we specialize in the offering individualized treatment of Ankylosing spondylitis and have had very high success rate at achieving and maintaining remission and good functionality in patients suffering from Ankylosing spondylitis without the need for steroids, disease modifying drugs or TNF alpha blockers. Our Branches offer consultation, medication and therapies which are adequate for a large number of patients but some patients with severely active disease and those whose symptoms are chronic may require In-patient therapy at our hospital in Hyderabad. Follow-up treatment is possible at our centres and even at remote locations by continuation of medication and we offer telephone consultation as well.
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I have had SEVERE NECK PAIN for several years from HERNIATED DISCS. I have tried Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Bed rest, NSAID's; but doctor's have finally advised Surgery and said no any guarantee of getting back to normalcy. I could never get the problem resolved until I found Dr. Vardhan & VARDHAN AYURVEDA HOSPITAL! I am Pain Free now. Thank u all.Gopala Krishna Prasad Tummala,Software Professional, DETROIT. US.
I was having CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN WITH SCIATICA for over 1 year now. The pain was debilitating, radiating to my left lower leg and is even affecting my Professional, Personal and Sexual life. When I was almost in a depressive state of mind I was referred to Dr. Vardhan. Thank you VARDHAN AYURVEDA HOSPITAL, the staff and everybody involved in getting ME & My 'BACK' to 'LIFE'.Gyaneshwar. M, DHAKA, BANGLADESH.
I am extremely Thankful to Dr. Madhuri and the staff of VARDHAN AYURVEDA HOSPITAL and am indebted to them for making me disease free from the Severe PSORIASIS DISEASE. I have had this skin problem on the scalp, elbows, knees, buttock, back of the ear etc and there used to be severe Itching especially in the nights. I was vexed of using Allopathic Lotions, Ointments etc with cure at a longer distance. I was told about the Doctor by a friend of mine; visited Hyderabad took Panchakarma sessions and is happy now. Thank you doctor very much - from the bottom of the heart.Rachelle Cherry
I was a 'HEADACHE' Person from my Teenage and after my first delivery I ended up into a 'MIGRAINE' Person completely. I used to have severe Piercing, sudden onset pain continuing for days with changes in my Balance and also Vision. I have suffered for years and finally after coming to VARDHAN AYURVEDA HOSPITAL & undergoing the Specialist Treatments from Dr. Vardhan & Dr Madhuri am I surviving from the Pain and am free from it completely now. The staff was Excellent and co-operative. My best wishes to all of them.Madhavi Latha,Assistant Professor, KURNOOL
I Thank Dr. Vardhan & the Staff at THE VARDHAN AYURVEDA HOSPITAL for getting my Mother's CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS Severe Attack to Normalcy. There was no more severe Pain in the Neck with Vomiting, Giddiness to my mother after the Treatment Procedures for 4 weeks. GOD Bless them all.Mrs. Anasuyamma,House Wife, NELLORE, A.P.