A 42-years-old male, Mr. A.K.D. (PIN 21876) from Kolkata, West Bengal visited Life Force Homeopathy on 7th November 2013. He was introduced to Life Force Homeopathy through internet.
He presented with the complaint of ankylosing spondylitis, which he was suffering since two years. His hips, lower back, neck, and both the thighs were affected with pain. His pain and stiffness were gradually increasing. He had pain alternating in both the hips every month. He used to experience stiffness of neck every morning for around 30 minutes. His thigh pains had started two months ago. He was suffering from difficulty in getting up from sitting position. He could not sit for a longer time than usual. He suffered from severe pain and weakness. His pains would increase with the initial movements and would get better with continuous movements. He had no family medical history of ankylosing spondylitis. During the case-taking, he mentioned that he was into gymnastics and he would get muscle cramps in hips since his childhood.
His HLA B27 report dated 5th March 2013 was positive. His X-ray report dated 16th September 2013 suggested of mild sclerosis along iliac aspect of both the sacroiliac joints. His MRI Lumbar spine report dated 3rd November2013 was normal. He was on conventional medicines since nine months. He was on painkillers, methotrexate, and folic acid tablets, but there was no significant improvement in his condition. In fact, his complaints were increasing. He had also taken vitamin D3 supplements.
Along with ankylosing spondylitis, he was also suffering from frequent headaches since 10 to 15 years. He used to get a severe headache once in a month, which would last for 12 hours. He would mostly have pain on the left side that may even radiate to his right side. His headache would get aggravated with acidity and gas and would get better by vomiting and sleeping.
He used to follow a mixed diet comprising both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. He would like spicy food. He would experience excessive generalized perspiration. He was intolerant to the hot climate. His bowels were not satisfactory.
He was working in the sales department of FMCG goods. His wife was a teacher. He had 2 sons, one son was four years old and the other son was one month old. He was a calm and straight forward person. He had financial stress, as he had lost a huge amount of money twice, after getting in the business. His job gave him average salary. He was the only earning member in the family. He had to take care of his ill mother, ill mother-in-law, and a sister-in-law who was suffering from cancer since 8 years. He was very anxious regarding his own illness.
His father had died due to septicemia and his mother had diabetes mellitus. There was no major history of any past illness.
His case was studied in detail by Dr. Shah, and he prescribed him his research-based medicine for ankylosing spondylitis.
The patient gave his first feedback over the phone on 29th January 2014. His pains and stiffness had shown a considerable improvement in terms of relief. The next batch of medicines was sent to him.
He submitted his 2nd feedback online on 29th April 2014 reporting of overall 50% improvement. He mentioned that he had stopped all his conventional medicines since two months. He also mentioned that now he would have pain only after sitting for a longer time than usual. The intensity of his pain had reduced drastically.
Later, when he reported on 24th June 2014 online, he mentioned that since 3-4 days he had started experiencing severe back pains. The pain would occur on continuous sitting or while sleeping. His medicines were revised according to his feedback and couriered to him.
He then visited us again on 16th October 2014. He had missed the treatment for 2 months. He reported of overall 75%-80 % improvement in his condition. His relief from neck and hip pains and stiffness was significantly better. There was a mild pain in his thoracic spine. He mentioned that his pains would increase with acidity and gas discomfort. His headache was much better than before. He had completely stopped all the conventional medicines. He continued homeopathic medicines for the next two months.
He was really thankful to Dr. Shah for his wonderful recovery.
This case highlights that homeopathy not only provides you a great relief from the pain and discomfort resulting due to ankylosing spondylitis but also eliminates your dependency on painkillers.
- Written by Dr. K.M., Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah