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Ankylosing Spondylitis Case Study - 1

Ankylosing Spondylitis Case Study - 1    Sachin Mehrotra    29th Dec 2012    380    0   


Symptoms

Pain in whole spine (neck to lower back), difficulty in walking, shortness of breath after a few steps, could not go out in the market or malls to tiredness, lack of confidence, pain and travelling issues, could not fold legs or sit down on the floor, pain was in the hip joints and knee joints andalso at the back of the thighs, could not turn his neck, pain and stiffness in neck and shoulders.


Previous Treatments

Along with regular visits to the allopathic physician who is a Rheumatologist patient also followed:

  • Naturopathy treatment for 6 months
  • Physiotherapy for 6 months
  • Ayurvedic treatment for 1 year
  • Massage treatment for 1 month and
  • Allopathic treatment for 5 years
At present, due to his unbearable pain & body s reduced response to ongoing medicines and pain blockers the Rheumatologist has advised the patient for steroids treatment through REMICAD.
Before trying REMICAD treatment he has joined Dr Deepak Sachdeva's Medical Yoga Centre.
After the clinical check up & going through patient s medical reports, medically modified asanas mentioned on the right were prescribed.

Thereafter the progress made during the first three months of medical yoga sessions is given below.

BEFORE the Treatment

AFTER the Treatment

  • Pain in whole spine (neck to lower back)
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Shortness of breath after a few steps
  • Could not go out in the market or malls due to tiredness, travelling issues
  • Lack of confidence
  • Could not fold legs or sit down on the floor
  • Pain in hip joints & knee joints & also at the back of the thighs
  • Could not turn his neck
  • Pain & stiffness in neck & shoulders

  • No pain in lower back
  • No difficulty in walking
  • No shortness of breath
  • Now goes to malls & markets & also travels to other states
  • Increased confidence
  • Is able to fold legs & sit on the floor
  • Much reduced pain
  • Can now turn his neck
  • Lesser pain & stiffness in neck & shoulders

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Ankylosing Spondylitis Case Study - 2

Ankylosing Spondylitis Case Study - 2    Samir Biyani    April- End 2008    240    0   


Symptoms

He had been suffering from Ankylosing Spondylitis since the past twenty years. In 2007, he became bed-ridden. He couldn�t lift his hands at all. It took him ten minutes to turn to the other side while sleeping. He couldn�t walk properly. His backbone had stooped and he was in constant ache. He had been hospitalised six times in 2008.

BEFORE the Treatment

AFTER the Treatment

  • Pain in whole spine (neck to lower back)
  • Could not move freely due to pain
  • Was in constant pain & was on medication
  • Could not lift his hands

  • No pain in lower back
  • Can move freely
  • No pain & no medication
  • Can lift his hands freely
Even after such a long time, he (Dr Deepak Sachdeva) gives me unique and helpful exercises to do. So far I myself have recommended him and yoga therapy to all my friends. I feel enriched and all time best flexible. I thank him for getting my youth back! Samir Biyani
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Osteo-Arhritis of both Knee Joints ID No: 2101/camp/05

Patient’s details: Shaily Gaur (name changed) Gender/Age: Female / 42 years   

Patient joined Medical Yoga sessions at a special 7 day pain relief camp. She was asked to attend the sessions for 1 hour every day for 7 days. She was also asked to practice 1 asana at home 10 to 15 mints.

In diet she was asked to have 2 ‘Munakka’ (Abjosh) and white sesame seeds in the morning. She is also advised to use 1 pinch of Baking Soda for 3 weeks to control hyperacidity and reduce heat related issues in body.


Patient came with the complaint/s of:

  • Pain in both knee joints
  • Swelling and pain in both leg muscles
  • Difficulty in bending both knees

Patient also had lower back pain and stiffness which increases with household work. Have complaints of hyperacidity, overweight and overall body heat, feels excessive tiredness and thirst all day. Fibroids in uterus. Gall bladder removed in 2010.


Clinical examination:

Swelling on both knees anterior and medial aspects.

Stiffness in calves and thigh muscles.

Both knee joints shows osteo arthritis changes in examination.


Previous treatments
      Allopathic treatment including

  • Pain blockers
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Antacids


Other treatments: Patient has taken physiotherapy, acupressure, ayurveda treatments at various point of time but had temporary relief.

Medical Yoga therapy: Then patient came to 7 days medical yoga pain relief workshop and after clinical check up & going through patient’s medical reports, medically modified asanas mentioned here were prescribed.


Asanas that were done during the treatments:

  1. Dandasana with double knot foot stretch
  2. Supta Padangusth asana 1 with rope
  3. Reverse Bhekasana with rope and pillow

  • Dandasana with Double know foot stretch: To restore the correct alignment of femur with tibia. This is to correct the weight bearing axis of the body and remove pressure on the inner side (Medical compartment) of the knee joint.
  • Supta padangusth asana-1 with rope: To improve the blood circulation to the knee joint. This also helped to stimulate the knee capsule from the posterior side and helped improving filtration of the joint fluid.
  • Reverse Bhekasana with rope and pillow: To release the stiffness of the front thigh muscles (specifically Rectus femoris in the quadriceps group) to improve the range of motion of the knee as well as hip joint.


Thereafter the progress made during 7 days of Medical Yoga sessions is given below.

BEFORE the Treatment

AFTER the Treatment

  • Pain in both knee joints
  • Difficulty in doing routine work like washing cloths and other house hold chore
  • Difficulty in bending knees

  • Improved a lot
  • Perfectly doing her works
  • Smooth and normal movement restored.

Patient has also shown improvement in hyperacidity and tiredness problems.

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Osteo-Arthritis of both Knee Joints ID No: 2103/camp/14

Patient’s details: Kaushal Rani (name changed) Gender/Age: Female / 47 years   

Patient joined Medical Yoga sessions at a special 7 day pain relief camp.

She was asked to attend the sessions for 1 hour every day for 7 days. She was also given a sequence of 2 asanas to practice at home for 10 mins each.

White ‘Makhaane’ & white sesame seeds were recommended for calcium increment in the body.


Patient had complaint/s of:

  • Pain in legs
  • Pain in both knee joints
  • Also has pain in Lower back which is radiating to the left leg.


Previous treatments:
      Allopathic treatment including

  • Muscle relaxants
  • Antacids
  • Pain blockers

Physiotherapy treatment: Patient has taken physiotherapy sessions for a couple of weeks but didn’t get relief

Medical Yoga therapy: Then patient came to 7 days medical yoga pain relief workshop and after clinical check up & going through patient’s medical reports, medically modified asanas mentioned here were prescribed.


Asanas prescribed for reliving knee pain due to Osteo Arthritis:

  1. Dandasana with double knot foot stretch
  2. Supta Padangusth asana 1 with rope
  3. Reverse Bhekasana with rope and pillow

  • Dandasana with Double know foot stretch: To restore the correct alignment of femur with tibia. This is to correct the weight bearing axis of the body and remove pressure on the inner side (Medical compartment) of the knee joint.
  • Supta padangusth asana-1 with rope: To improve the blood circulation to the knee joint. This also helped to stimulate the knee capsule from the posterior side and helped improving filtration of the joint fluid.
  • Reverse Bhekasana with rope and pillow: To release the stiffness of the front thigh muscles (specifically Rectus femoris in the quadriceps group) to improve the range of motion of the knee as well as hip joint.


Thereafter the progress made during 7 days of Medical Yoga sessions is given below.

BEFORE the Treatment

AFTER the Treatment

Both knee joints & Pain in both legs.

Very much reduced then before, can do household work now.

Patient is hopeful to get 100% pain relief in all her problems in next 2 weeks time by continuous practice of Medical Yoga asanas.

Pain in lower back & Sciatic nerve pain in the left leg is also very much relieved. Haven’t felt it in last 3 days at all.

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Lumber Spondylosis (lower back pain) ID no: P2506/camp/24

Patient’s details: Meenakshi Lohia (name changed) Gender/Age: Female / 50 years   

Patient joined Medical Yoga sessions for 5 days at a special 7 days pain relief camp. She was asked to attend the sessions for 1 hour each day and was given sequence of 2 asanas for home practice 10 mins each.


Patient had complaint/s of:

  • Lower back pain
  • Both thigh pain
  • Cramps in calves


Clinical examination:

Muscular stiffness in the lower back and calf muscles. Thigh pain is related to the femoral nerve.


Previous treatments
      Allopathic treatment

  • Pain blockers
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Antacids

Physiotherapy and chirotherapy sessions for a few weeks.

Medical Yoga therapy: After clinical check up & assessing the medical reports, a medically modified sequence of 4 asanas was prescribed


Asanas that were done during the treatments:

  1. Vipreet karni 1 with one stool and 1 pillow
  2. Ek pad supt Gomukh asana
  3. Reverse Bhekasana with 1 yellow belt
  4. Sputa padangusth asana 1 with rope

  • Vipreet karni: To release the stiffness in the lumbar region muscles (quadrates lumboram) muscle and illiocostalist muscle). Also to restore the natural curve of the lumbar spine (lumbar lordosis).
  • Gomukh asana: To release the pressure on the sciatic nerve of the six deep lateral rotator muscles in the hip joint. Also improves the range of motion of the hip joint so that the forward bending movement in the day to day life is done from both the hip joint and lumbar region. This significantly reduced the pressure of the lumbar discs and eventually on the lumbar nerves during forward bend.
  • Reverse BhekAsana:
  • Sputa padangusth asana with rope:


Thereafter the progress made during 5 days of Medical Yoga sessions is given below.

BEFORE the Treatment

AFTER the Treatment

  • Pain in lower back
  • Both thigh pain
  • Cramps in calves

  • 50% relieved.
  • Relieved 50%.
  • Completely okay

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Lumber Spondylitis & Sciatica ID no: P2106/camp/28

Patient’s details: Radha Grover (name changed) Gender/Age: Female / 32 years   

Patient joined Medical Yoga sessions for 7 days at a special camp. She was asked to attend the sessions for 1 hour every day and was given sequence of 2 asanas for home practice 10 mins each.


Patient had complaint/s of:

  • Lower back pain radiating to the left thigh
  • Pain in both hip muscles Right > Left
  • cramps in legs
    Patient also has Acidity headache giddiness & pain in left shoulder and upper back.


Clinical examination:

Shows swelling and tenderness at C7 region.
Tenderness over supra-scapular region.


Previous treatments
      Allopathic treatment

  • Pain blockers
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Antacids

Physiotherapy sessions for a few weeks for lower back and sciatic pain but didn’t get significant relief.

Medical Yoga therapy: Then patient came to 7 days medical yoga pain relief workshop. After clinical check up & going through patient’s medical reports, medically modified asanas mentioned here were prescribed:


Asanas that were done during the treatments:

  1. Vipreet karni 1 (also advised to practice at home)
  2. Gomukh asana (Also advised to practice at home)
  3. Supta padangusth asana 1 with rope
  4. Supta padangusth asana 2 with rope

  • Vipreet karni: To release the stiffness in the lumbar region muscles (quadrates lumboram) muscle and illiocostalist muscle). Also to restore the natural curve of the lumbar spine (lumbar lordosis).
  • Gomukh asana: To release the pressure on the sciatic nerve of the six deep lateral rotator muscles in the hip joint. Also improves the range of motion of the hip joint so that the forward bending movement in the day to day life is done from both the hip joint and lumbar region. This significantly reduced the pressure of the lumbar discs and eventually on the lumbar nerves during forward bend.
  • Supta Padangusth asana 1 with rope:To release the muscular stiffness in the calf muscles and peripheral part of the sciatic nerve.
  • Supta Padangusth asana 2 with rope:To release the pain in the outer thigh and hip muscle stiffness(I.T.Band & Gluteus Medius and Minimus muscles)


Thereafter the progress made during 7 days of Medical Yoga sessions is given below.

BEFORE the Treatment

AFTER the Treatment

  • Pain in Lower back.
  • Radiating pain in legs.
  • Pain in hip muscles.
  • Cramps in legs

  • Almost relieved
  • Almost relieved
  • Completely relieved
  • Completely okay now.

Pain in shoulders and upper back. Has learnt the asanas, if she regularly do them she would be totally fine soon

Patient is advised to continue practicing the taught asanas for another 1 month at her home.

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Stress relief & Relaxation ID no: P2509/Camp/33

Patient’s details: Minakshi Batra (name changed) Gender/Age: Female / 43 years   

Patient joined Medical Yoga sessions at a special 6 day stress and body pain relief camp. She was asked to attend the sessions for 1 hour every day for 6 days. She was also given a sequence of 2 asanas to practice at home for a total of 25 min (10+15min).

In diet she is given a body detoxification diet plan for 10 days to be started form the 5th of asana practice.


Patient came with the complaint/s of:

  • High stress levels
  • Indigestion
  • Overweight

Case history: Patient also informed that she had chest congestion 4 years back and was put on steroids which increased her weight by 8 kgs in a few weeks.

Medical Yoga therapy: In the said workshop after clinical check up & going through patient’s medical reports and history, a sequence of medically modified asanas was prescribed.


Asana sequence:

  1. Suptaveer asana 1 with two pillows and a blanket (also advised to practice at home for 10min)
  2. Sputa baddhkon asana 1 with two pillows and a blanket
  3. Vipreet dandasana 1 with 1 pillow, 1 bolster and 1 blanket
  4. Vipreet karni 2 with one chair (also advised to practice at home for 15min)

  • Suptveerasana 1 with 2 pillows and a blanket: To increase the energy of the heart chakra. To increase focus on one particular action. It relaxes the nervous system and soothe the senses thereby reduces the effect of ‘fight or flight mechanism’ (stress) in the body. It also helpful to improve digestion, cardiac conditions, hormonal imbalance and respiratory disorder.
  • Vipreet karni: To release the stiffness in the lumbar region muscles (quadrates lumboram) muscle and illiocostalist muscle). Also to restore the natural curve of the lumbar spine (lumbar lordosis).


Progress made during 6 days:

BEFORE the Treatment

AFTER the Treatment

  • Mind and body were stressed
  • Faulty diet was the cause of weight gain

  • Much relaxed now
  • Body is looking slightly toned up. Now she is aware of her body systems and has been given a body detox diet plan for 10 days to help her reduce her weight.

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