What is Lumbar Spondylitis ?

Spondilitis or spondylitis is a condition where there is an inflammation of lumber (lower vertebral) spine. The inflammation can be mild, moderate or severe leading to a range of severity of symptoms. There is not only inflammation of the vertebra but also some amount of fusing, which gives painful stiffness

Symptoms:

The symptoms of varying degree of pain associate with stiffness. There may be restricted mobility of the back, disturbing day to day life activities. There may also be deformity of the spine over the period of time.

Related conditions:

Ankylosing Spondylitis is a similar condition which is more severe and considered to be an auto-immune disease, related with HLA-B-27 gene. The stiffness associated with muscle spasm leads to stiff-spine, often compared with a bamboo spine.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Similar condition but affects more of the multiple and often large joints such as knee, shoulder, fingers and back. Positive Rh factor is a diagnosing modality.

Self-Care at Home

Good sleeping posture with a small pillow on a firm mattress in either the supine (lying face upward) position or the prone (lying face downward) position helps in alleviating pain and stiffness in persons with ankylosing spondylitis

Prevention

  • Daily bending, twisting, and gentle range of motion exercises help prevent postural deformities and restriction of joint movement. Stretching exercises minimize the long-term impact of spinal stiffness and restrictions.

  • Breathing exercises are recommended to prevent chest wall immobility. Cessation of smoking is also strongly recommended.

Is there homeopathic for Lumbar Spondylitis?

Yes, homeopathy does offer significant treatment for this condition. The treatment is targeted at relieving the inflammation and stiffness, making the life comfortable. Also, the underlying process leading to such chronic inflammation is addressed using the homeopathic medicines. However, There are dim chances that homeopathy can revert the deformity.