A 33-years-old male, Mr. SDB (PIN 23020) came to Life Force Homeopathy on 25th of June 2014 for his complaints of Ankylosing Spondylitis. He was suffering from this illness since the past eight years. He had lower backache and stiffness. The pain would aggravate in the morning and while bending and walking. Along with this, he was also experiencing pain in the right middle fingers and toes. He was on painkillers since one month. He had also taken injectable corticosteroids in the past.
He had cravings for sweets. He had habits of drinking alcohol and chewing tobacco occasionally. His thirst and appetite were normal. He could not tolerate cold temperatures. He had no urinary complaints, and his stools were also satisfactory. His sleep was sound.
His father had Ischemic Heart Disease, and his mother suffered from joint pains.
Mr. SDB was a police constable. He had cordial relations with everyone. He didn't have job satisfaction. He always wanted to study and find another job. Due to his job, he couldn't give enough time to his family. He had the anxiety of the disease and anxiety of future too. The stress of the disease had made him more irritable.
After a thorough case analysis, Dr. Rajesh Shah prescribed him his researched-based homeopathy medicines.
On 1st August 2014, when he gave his first follow-up, his lower backache had reduced initially, but, a few days later, he again started complaining of lower backache and pain in the fingers and toes. This flare-up was anticipated, as his conventional medicines were gradually reduced. He was advised to get some blood tests done this time. His blood reports showed high levels of uric acid.
In the follow-up taken on 16th of December 2014, his complaints of lower backache had reduced by 50%. The pain and swelling in his fingers and toes had also reduced by 50%.
In the next follow-up taken on 2nd of June 2015, his complaints of lower backache and stiffness reduced by 75% and the relief from pain and swelling in his finger joints and toes was also getting better.
Six months later, when he came for a follow-up on 29th of December 2015, he showed further improvement in all his complaints.
After another six months in the month of July 2016, when he came for a follow-up, he said that the lower backache was better by 80%. Stiffness in his back had also reduced. The relief from pain, swelling, and stiffness of his fingers and toes was also getting better.
His recent follow-up on 20th of September 2016 recorded 90% relief from ankylosing spondylitis. His lower backache and stiffness was reduced remarkably. The relief from swelling and pain in his fingers and toes was also completely better.
This case highlights the efficacy of homeopathy in treating the autoimmune disorders like ankylosing spondylitis. Homeopathic medicines are as effective as allopathic painkillers which we have seen in this case.
- Written by Dr. KSM, Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah