Mr. V.K. (PIN 11453) came to the clinic with the complaints of severe backache. His backache had started since 6 months, after he met with an accident. He was suffering from a lot of pain and discomfort in the lower back. His movements of turning to the right and left were restricted.
Before starting the treatment, Dr. Shah advised him to get an X-ray of the pelvic joint and blood test HLAB27 done. HLAB27 was positive. He was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis.
He was on regular painkillers since 6 months, but there was no relief. He was facing a difficulty in walking. He was unable to sit for long hours, and hence he could not attend the office for most of the days.
He was a vegetarian with an average appetite, thirst and perspiration. He was more tolerant to the cold. His sleep was disturbed due to the pain.
He was working as a software engineer. He was unmarried and was staying alone.
Dr. Shah studied his case in detail and prescribed him Thuja 30 along with the research-based medicines for spondylitis.
In 8 weeks of the treatment, his pain was 50% better. The stiffness was still present, which was bothering him. He said that he could not sleep because of the pain and stiffness, but felt much better than before. He was explained that the stiffness will reduce gradually.
In 6 months of the treatment, his stiffness was reduced by 50%. His pain was less by 75%. He was a lot better than before. He was now regular at the office and was able to sit for more hours than earlier. He could now turn to the right and left.
In 8 -10 months of the treatment, his general condition improved significantly. He was able to sleep well. He was very happy with the progress of the treatment. He had stopped taking the painkillers and was only on homeopathic medicines. He was feeling more energetic than before. He said his whole life had changed after starting with homeopathy.
He is still under the care of Dr. Shah and is continuing with the treatment religiously.
This case highlights that homeopathy is highly effective in treating ankylosing spondylitis successfully, reducing the pain and stiffness resulting due to it, and eliminating the dependency on painkillers.