Spondylitis, Spondylosis, lumbago

Spondylitis

Spondylitis refers to a chronic inflammatory rheumatoid disease that begins

with an inflammation of the iliosacral joints and then progressively affects

different sections of the spinal column in an ascending order. The supporting

tendons and ligaments calcify, which results in increasing stiffness. The

cause is still unknown. The disease is not at all rare. It presents predominantly

in men and occurs mostly between the age of 20 and 30.

Spondylitis


Symptoms

• Uncharacteristic pain in the joints and back, as well as iritis (inflammation

of the iris).

• Later, progressive rigidity of the spinal column, which simultaneously becomes

increasingly round in the area of the chest. In serious cases, gazing

straight forward becomes difficult. The disease can also spread to other

joints.

• Increasing shortness of breath and, in a small proportion of patients, vision

disturbances.

Suggested Therapy

Like rheumatic and arthritic disorders, spondylitis is also one of the indications

for dry cupping treatment. The cups stimulate circulation, release tension,

loosen the connective tissue, and accelerate metabolism

• Treatments occur twice a week, for a period of 2 months.

• Following this, one treatment every 4 weeks for an extended period

of time.

Supplemental Therapy

• Homeopathy. The states of pure pain in this disease do not yet allowa proper

selection of remedies. Rather, the therapistmust let him or herself be guided

by changes in the spinal column, which lead to the selection of an effective

remedy. Organotropic and constitutional treatment offers varied pain relief

or slowdown of the advancing process until a complete cure is achieved.

• Oxygen therapy. Application of oxygen therapy is useful.

Alternating Therapy

• Neural therapy. Quaddle therapy with local anesthetics above painful

points.

Physical therapy. Depending on tolerance, heat or cold applications

• Baunscheidt therapy. Paravertebral treatment.

• Canthardin plasters. Paravertebral treatment.

Acupuncture. Causal therapy.

Spondylitis


Spondylosis

Spondylosis refers to processes similar to degenerative rheumatoid arthritis.

Damage occurs on the vertebral bodies. Spondylosis is most likely to develop

in the lower sections of the lumbar and cervical spinal column. Like arthrosis,

degenerative changes in the spinal column are extremely widespread. These

changes are found primarily in older persons.

Symptoms

• Chronic or recurrent back pain.

• Limited mobility.

• The generative changes in the cervical spinal column occasionally cause

pain in the neck, back of the head, shoulder, and arm, as well as sensory

disturbances and feelings of weakness in the arm (shoulder–arm syndrome).

• Spondylosis can lead to acute lumbago or slipped disk.

Suggested Therapy

The application of cupping in diseases of the spinal column can eliminate numerous

complaints, including changes in the vertebrae.

• Course of treatment as in spondylitis.

Supplemental Therapy

• Homeopathy. The alleviation of symptoms depends on how far advanced

the degenerative changes in the spinal column are. Nevertheless, relief of

pain can often still be achieved even in such cases. Selection of remedy

in accordance with the constitutional event involved in each case.

• Oxygen therapy. Application can be useful.

Alternating Therapy

Neural therapy. Quaddle therapy with local anesthetics into tender points.

Physical therapy. Short-wave radiation and other heat applications.

• Baunscheidt therapy. Paravertebral therapy.

• Canthardin plasters. Paravertebral treatment.

Acupuncture. Causal therapy

Lumbago

Acute lumbago is the result of pathologic changes in the lumbar spinal column,

especially of damage to the intervertebral disks, which leads to irritation

of the nerves that supply the muscles of the back. Lumbago has a sudden

onset, most commonly after malposture in the back, lifting objects, or carrying

loads.

Symptoms

• Severe pain that is aggravated by movement or coughing in the lumbar

area, forcing the patient to bend forward in relieve posture.

• Hard, tensed lumbar muscles.

In slipped disk, pain on the back side of the leg down to the heel.

Alternating Therapy

• Physical therapy. Peat, mud, or sulfur baths; short-wave radiation and

other heat applications.

• Baunscheidt therapy. Paravertebral treatment.

• Canthardin plasters. Paravertebral treatment.

Acupuncture. Causal therapy

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