Many Bengalis suffer from spondylitis. This disease causes unbearable pain in the neck and back when sitting or lying in one position for a long time. It is possible to fight this disease by following various rules in daily life and with the help of some special exercises in the right way. However, there are some special types of spondylitis. One of the most deadly types is ankylosing spondylitis. However, many people do not know about this disease in that way. So the orthopedist Shyamashis Bandyopadhyay was asked some questions about this disease by Anandabazar Online.
Ankylosing spondylitis is caused by inflammation of the lumbar spine. The spinal cord is involved in many aspects of normal life. Even the patient may have difficulty wearing clothing. Despite many studies, the cause of this disease has not been caught. However, many people think that genetic mutations can be. Smoking, lack of exercise, pollution and eating extra junk food can make the disease worse.
Is it possible to avoid this disease by changing the lifestyle?
There is no way to avoid this disease. However, in case of this disease, any exercise like light exercise, swimming, yoga, cycling or badminton can be played to get rid of the severe pain. It is very important to work in the right position. Besides, body weight must be kept under control. Foods that contain calcium, vitamin D, vitamin E, omega three fatty acids should be eaten more. Excessive sweet foods, oily foods, smoking and alcohol should be avoided if the disease is caught.
How do you know you are infected with this disease?
Many people can’t catch the pain of this disease. You need to consult a doctor to understand whether it is muscle pain or bone. With proper treatment it is possible to prevent the growth of this disease. If you see pain after a long sleep and the pain subsides with a little walking, then it is a sign of ankylosing spondylitis. Contact an orthopedic surgeon immediately.
At what age can this disease occur?
Although most bone problems occur in old age, the disease occurs between the ages of 15-20. At the age of 20 to 30 years, it becomes more serious if not treated.
What precautions should be taken if this disease is caught?
We have to make some changes in our lifestyle as mentioned earlier. In addition, care must be taken not to get hurt. Check if there is a possibility of slipping somewhere in the house. Be careful not to get caught in a wire or rope. Use seat belts in the car at all times. Even sitting in the back seat.
What to keep in mind in the treatment of this disease?
It is difficult to control this disease if treatment is started too late. If the disease is caught in the body within 6 years of germination and proper treatment can be started then it should not be a problem. But the rules have to be followed exactly. Many people occasionally take painkillers. Keep in mind that extra painkillers can cause kidney problems.