ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A CASE REPORT: ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AND ITS MANAGEMENT THROUGH AYURVEDA
Article Category: Case Reports
DOI: DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.100487
Author: Lodha Sheetal Ganeshlalji, Tarde Rupali Vithal
Abstract: Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disorder of unknown cause that primarily affects the axial skeleton and peripheral joint. Due to the side effects and limitations of allopathy medicine some harmless and effective medicine are expected from alternative medical sciences. Ayurveda has great potential to treat such auto immune disorder. Here we are presenting a case of early diagnosed ankylosing spondylitis which was treated with Ayurveda as Aamvata. A twenty-seven-year-old male patient came to Panchkarma outpatient department of M A podar hospital with complaints of lower back ache, multiple joint pain, stiffness and swelling for two months. Patient was treated with Vaitaran basti (type of medicated enema), katibasti (External basti) and patra pottali swedan (medicated formentation) for thirty days along with oral ayurvedic medicine. Criteria for assessment in this study work were Visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain and stiffness, swelling measurement, Schober’s test, Straight leg raised test (SLRT). This study shows the cases of ankylosing spondylitis can be managed with ayurveda.
Keyword: Ankylosing spondylitis, Vaitaran basti, Patrapottali sweda, katibasti.