“My back is increasingly stiff.” “I have a dull pain in my lumbar spine.” “I lean forward more and more when I walk.”
This or a similar experience is what ankylosing spondylitis patients report with regard to their constrictive disease.
The initial symptom is usually a dull pain in the lumbar or gluteal region, accompanied by lower-back morning stiffness. Pain is often severe when the person is at rest, but improves with physical activity. Within a few months the pain becomes lasting.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a genetic predisposition and can be recognized by the malfunction of the body’s immune system. The junctions between tendons and muscles in the pelvis and spinal column area are especially affected. The resulting inflammation produces swelling and damage in the bone marrow, which ossifies over time.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on ankylosing spondylitis?