Avascular necrosis can have a debilitating effect on individuals diagnosed with this condition. Joints that go through avascular necrosis develop a type of arthritis that is extremely painful. This may progress to the point where mobility is limited or restricted. Further, avascular necrosis also has the potential to cause deformities in joints – for example, the jaw is a joint that can be significantly damaged by avascular necrosis. Is there something that can help in the reversal of the Avascular Necrosis with Ayurveda? Let’s discuss this in detail.
In Ayurveda, Avascular Necrosis is known as “Vatarakta”. It generally occurs due to overuse of a limb, an injury, or an accident. It may also occur after surgery on a particular part of the body – all of these pose a threat to the blood vessels as well as the bone. Symptoms of Avascular Necrosis include pain, swelling, and stiffness in the affected area; loss of muscle mass; and deformity. The cases of Post-Covid Avascular Necrosis are on a rise and in this time, Ayurveda gives hope to everybody, with reversal of avascular necrosis in the following case study of Mr. Azad.
In Ayurveda, avascular necrosis is treated by improving the functional status of the damaged joint so that it can move without too much discomfort or pain. In addition, Ayurvedic treatment also aims at boosting the overall health of the affected person so as to minimize the risk of further complications. And the reversal of Avascular necrosis with Ayurveda is just like a cherry on the cake.
Avascular Necrosis: Bone Death
Osteonecrosis, or bone death, is well known for patients who were on steroids, usually in the form of avascular necrosis (AVN) in the hip joint. Associated risk factors are corticosteroids, alcohol abuse, thin bones, pre-existing joint damage due to trauma or arthritis. The use of anabolic steroids can also lead to this disease.
Bone death because of loss of blood supply is not restricted to the hip joint. Cancellous bone is also at risk, for example in the tibia (shin) or the vertebral bodies of the spine. However, this type of osteonecrosis is unknown among athletes who use anabolic steroids.
Reversal of Avascular Necrosis: A Case Study
Army personnel, serving the nation by his duties in Army- Azad is a teetotaler. A volleyball player. When he first felt pain after a game, he related it to his game only. Because he had never thought or heard about the condition of Avascular Necrosis.
Because he had no history of alcohol, doctors also didn’t give a thought to the AVN. He went for a medical check-up. The doctor examined him and thought this is just muscular pain. The doctor suggested him some pain killers and anti-inflammatory medicines.
But the pain was worsening every day.
He started limping.
Earlier he played regularly, for years and now walking for 100 meters became a challenge for this person!!
Very late, he went to a higher medical facility of the Indian Army. There he came to know about Avascular Necrosis of the left hip joint.
And now started the suggestions for surgeries. Somebody told him for Core Decompression and another surgeon suggested for Total Hip Replacement. But nobody suggested to him something which will help with the Reversal of Avascular Necrosis.
But Azad made his mind. To not to opt for surgery. He searched everywhere and came to Sukhayu Ayurved with the hope to get rid of the disease.
“Everybody told me it is irreversible but I knew, I am young enough to bring back the normalcy of my bone. My faith was stronger than my fear, at last, I am a fauji (soldier).“
Azad was full of hope and as I always tell my patients “hope and faith are the basic ingredients of a medicine”. My belief got stronger, with this case. The reversal of Avascular necrosis is possible because of the same faith and hope.
There were two basic things, we did for the treatment-
Ayurvedic Medicines and
The Reversal in MRI of Avascular Necrosis Patient
- The complete resolution of the bone marrow edema.
- No spread of the Avascular Necrosis in the other side of the hip joint.
- Reversal of grade III to Grade II.
- Complete resolution of sclerotic changes.
Ayurvedic Line of treatment for Reversal of Avascular Necrosis
The main problem with Azad’s hip joint was- it was not getting proper blood supply. Because of this- he had bone marrow edema. The bone was eroding regularly. And because of all this, he was not able to walk straight.
So the main concept was to start with the medicines which can help him with his blood supply.
My main focus as a physician was to ensure the safety of the other hip joint. Because research confirms that sooner or later- AVN targets the bilateral hip joints.
The Ayurvedic medicines for Avascular Necrosis we used in this case were-
Powder Ossium for Reversal of Avascular Necrosis
This is something we researched and invented at Sukhayu after a long journey of 15 years at Sukhayu Ayurved for the reversal of Avascular Necrosis. The main concept behind Ossium powder is- to cleanse the blood.
Cap Ankylocare: Saving the Joint Structure
The problem with Avascular Necrosis is- it destroys the smooth surface of the joint. This leads to the stiffness of the joint. And to help the joint, we needed something strong which can help patients get better.
Br. Manjisthadi Kashayam
This is a classical preparation of Ayurveda which helps in removing toxins from the blood. When taken together with the above two medicines, it helps in recreating the joint in a better way.
Tab M. Forte
Inflammation is common in any type of bone decay. Tablet M. Forte helps in the reversal of avascular necrosis and restoration of the joint.
These medicines remain to continue with Azad for a period of two years, almost.
Panchakarma for reversal of Avascular Necrosis
Panchakarma is not detoxing alone. This is about the “route of medicine” too. We perform Basti according to a classical approach.
The high-quality medicines with a dedicated team to prepare the medicines for Panchakarma therapy of our patients.
Azad completed 4 sittings of Panchakarma. The first sitting was for 16 days and subsequent sittings were for 8-8 days.
With both, Ayurvedic medicines and Panchakarma reversal of avascular necrosis with Ayurveda treatment in the case of Mr. Azad.
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