Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis of the spine. It is an inflammatory condition affecting the spine and the large joints. It is a autoimmune condition ad often runs in families. This condition is more common among men than women with a peak onset between 20 and 30 years of age. Inflammation of the bones in AS can lead to degeneration, pain, and loss of joint motion. Over time, ankylosing spondylitis can fuse vertebrae together limiting movement.
Symptoms include pain in joints esp neck hip and shoulders ,back pain with stiffness or tenderness in the joints, weight loss and fatigue.Currently there is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis. Homeopathic treatment by focusing on the person as well as on the pathological condition helps decrease pain ad reduces symptoms.