Ankylosing Spondylitis (or Bechterew’s disease) is a type of arthritis which causes chronic inflammation in the spine and other joints of the body. Its symptoms include recurrent pain from below the neck to the lower back. It usually affects people aged between 20 to 40 years, but its signs can develop at an early age as well. More than 1 million new patients of Ankylosing Spondylitis are found every year in India. Studies show that this condition is more common in men than in women.
A.S. used to be considered as an incurable condition few years back, but now it can be treated easily through surgeries and medications. Once you start taking treatment for A.S., you will see drastic changes in your lifestyle..
1. You will be able to do your daily activities without any pain!
People who suffer with Ankylosing Spondylitis struggle a lot to do their daily activities. They experience severe pain in their back while doing even simple day to day activities that require movement of the back, e.g. – walking, looking down, picking stuff from the floor, etc. They have to take other people’s help for the smallest of things. To get a permanent solution for lower back pains, patients can opt for Artificial Disc Replacement.
2. You won’t have to take pain killers (NSAIDs)!
Pain killers are a saviour for patients of A.S. because they help to get rid of pain temporarily, but they are very harmful for health, specially if the patient is already suffering with asthma, blood pressure, diabetes,heart diseases, etc. Just say goodbye to pain killers! Consult a spine doctor for yourself and take the spondylitis treatment which is suitable for you.
3. You will be able to sleep peacefully!
Due to the acute pain and stiffness in the back, it becomes difficult for A.S. sufferers to get a good nights sleep. They’ve to spend thousands of bucks to get pillows and beddings specifically made for spondylitis patients. Patients of cervical spondylitis suffer the most. In such cases, Cervical Laminectomy procedure can be done with the consultation of a doctor.
4. You won’t have any mental stress!
If a person is continuously going through physical pain, it is obvious that he or she will get mentally stressed. Many patients of Ankylosing Spondylitis fall in a pit of depression or get suicidal thoughts because they find it hard to cope up with all the pain.
5. You will be able to live a life without any restrictions!