What is Ankylosing spondylitis?
Ankylosing spondylitis is part of the group of diseases called arthritis. It evolves over many years (it is chronic) and often causes complications. Most commonly, it affects the spine and is more common in men than in women.
What are the causes of ankylosing spondylitis?
A specific cause of this condition has not been yet identified, but it appears to be genetically determined (patients have the HLA-B27 gene) and is transmitted from parents to children. Not all people with this gene will develop this condition because its triggering depends on other factors: general health status, immune system status, inflammation, and others.
The symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis
The symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis depend on the stage of this condition. In the first stage, mild ankylosing spondylitis (onset) patients will feel deafness and stiffness in the lower spine. It can also affect the joints of thighs or throat, and occasionally the heart, lungs, and chest are affected by this disease. In some cases, iris inflammation will also be present, and symptoms like pain, redness, and photosensitivity.
In the severe form of ankylosing spondylitis, permanent lesions and scarring through fibrosis will occur. For example, the vertebrae of the column will “weld” between them, leaving the column stiff and impossible to bend. Although the pain will disappear, there is a high risk of fracture of the column due to its rigidity in the event of a trauma.
Also, due to the ankylosis of the column, different problems will arise. These include difficulty in maintaining balance, breathing can be impaired, eye scars can cause glaucoma. In rare cases, myocardial scarring will lead to inflammation of the heart valves, and hence to heart failure is no more than a step.
How to diagnose ankylosing spondylitis?
The diagnosis will be made by the rheumatologist, taking into account the patient’s medical history, physical examination, and radiological examination. Also, ultrasound and MRI can be recommended in the initial stages of the disease, as well as genetic tests to determine the presence of the HLA-B27 gene.
How can ankylosing spondylitis be treated?
Currently, there is no treatment that can be used to treat this condition completely, only to stop it, to eliminate physical discomfort and to improve the quality of life of patients.
You can use exercises, medical treatments, physiotherapy, and alternative therapies.
The Jad Stone and Infrared Rays Massage Bed Standard Tapestry can treat ankylosing spondylitis
Depending on the stage of ankylosing spondylitis, using the Jad Stone and Infrared Rays Massage Bed, it may stop its evolution and obtain great results in pain and patient mobility. The jade rolls inside the bed perform a process of elongation of the spine and thus, mobility is rendered. Also, infrared rays treat inflammation in the vertebrae, reducing pain.
Thus, massage on the jade stones bed will not allow the column to anchor, causing it to retain its mobility. It is very important that massage sessions be made constant at the beginning. For maintenance, it should be continued for the rest of the life, if possible, so as not to allow anchylosis of the column.
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We wish you all the best and we recommend that you go to the doctor from the first symptoms so that you do not let the problems get worse.