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 Spondylitis | Shathayu Ayurveda


Spondylitis is a type of arthritis which causes stiffness in lower back and pain. It affects the spine, right from lower neck down to the lower back. The spine’s joints may join together or grow, creating stiffness. The symptoms of spondylitis are as follows:

  • Pain and stiffness in back
  • Pain in ligaments
  • Overgrowth of bones


The causes of spondylitis are still unknown. However, genetic reasons are strong. Also, regular long hours of sitting and sleeping in a wrong posture can cause it.

Ayurveda’s Role:

Shathayu Ayurveda’s three step treatment is a safe, simple and effective treatment of spondylitis:

  1. Panchakarma – for reduction of the inflammation in tissues
  2. Ayurvedic massages – for increasing blood circulation in the affected area
  3. Internal medication – for correction of the calcium metabolism

Preventive Recommendations:

  • Nutritious food
  • Avoid sour curds, deep fried, oily, carbohydrate rich foods
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain products
  • Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day
  • Bitter vegetables like bitter variety of drumstick, neem flowers and bitter gourd are very useful
  • Wheat is better than rice for the patient
  • Maintain ideal weight
  • Exercise daily