Diffuse Ideopathologic Skeletal Hydrostenosis: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Diffuse Ideopathologic Skeletal Hydrostenosis

About Diffuse Ideopathologic Skeletal Hydrostenosis (DISH)

Diffuse Ideopathologic Skeletal Hydrostenosis is also known as Forestier's Disease. It is the calcification or a bony hardening of ligaments in the areas where they are attached to the spine. It can also affect the neck and lower back. Some people have DISH in other areas such as shoulders, elbows, heels or knees. It is generally a non-inflammatory condition but as it worsens, it can cause serious complications.

Symptoms of Diffuse Ideopathologic Skeletal Hydrostenosis (DISH)

It may cause no symptoms but the most common symptoms are mild to moderate pain. Signs and symptoms might include:

  • Stiffness which is noticeable in the morning.
  • There is a loss of range of motion when stretching side to side.
  • If DISH is in neck, person may experience difficulty in swallowing or there is a hoarseness in voice.
  • There is a pain in the back or other affected areas such as in the shoulders, elbow, heel or knees.

According to Ayurveda, indigestion and stomach upset are the root cause of all the diseases. Long term indigestion and gas formation promotes the vitiation of Vata dosha in the body which then localises in the joints as well as in the muscles and causes musculo-skeletal diseases.

Diagnosis of Diffuse Ideopathologic Skeletal Hydrostenosis (DISH)

To determine DISH, doctor may begin with a physical examination of the spine as well as joints. Pain from the pressure gives the clue to the diagnosis. It may cause pain at a point where the affected tendon or ligament attaches to a bone.

Treatment of Diffuse Ideopathologic Skeletal Hydrostenosis (DISH) in Modern Science

According to modern medicine, there is no cure for diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, but there are steps to reduce pain and stiffness. Treatment is aimed at preventing the complications as well as preventing the condition from worsening.

Treatment of Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) in Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda offers various effective and safe herbal remedies like Boswellia Curcumin, Ashwagandha Capsules, Yograj Guggul, Joint Aid Plus, Hakam Churna and Navkarshik Churna for ayurvedic treatment of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH). These herbal remedies help in preventing the condition from worsening in a natural way. These herbal remedies have the ability to retrieve the normal digestion thereby helps in correcting the Vata imbalance in the body.

1. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia Curcumin Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared from the two anti-inflammatory herbs – Boswellia and Curcumin. These capsules are regarded as the most effective arthritis supplement. Planet Ayurveda has explored the possibility of combining them in one supplement. The results of this combination have been found remarkable in all types of joint pains. Therefore, these capsules are very effective in the treatment of the patients suffering from Diffuse Ideopathologic Skeletal Hyperstenosis (DISH).

Dose: 2 capsules twice daily.

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha Capsules are prepared from Withania somnifera herb. Its regular use brings the strength back to the muscles, reduces pain, relieves the muscle spasms and calms down the system. It is also considered as a nerve tonic, enhances physical and mental stamina. It provides strength to the muscles and reduces pain.

Dose: 1 capsule twice daily.

3. Yograj Guggul

Yograj Guggul is an Ayurvedic medicine which has shown very effective results in musculo-skeletal disorders and in all kinds of joint pains and arthritis. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-tumor and stimulant properties. It can relieve abnormality of joints, ligaments as well as the structure surrounding the inter-vertebral joints. It rejuvenates as well as strengthens the skeletal and neuro-muscular system. It is a natural, safe and effective remedy for the patients suffering from DISH.

Dose: 2 tablets twice daily.

4. Joint Aid Plus

Joint Aid Plus of Planet Ayurveda is a combination of anti-inflammatory herbs as mentioned in Ayurveda. These rare herbs are nature's answer to moderate to severe forms of inflammation, swelling and joint pain. The ingredients of joint aid plus provide strength to the muscles. Joint Aid Plus is purely an herbal formulation without any chemicals added to it.

Dose: 1 capsule twice daily.

5. Hakam Churna

Hakam Churna is a wonderful presentation by Planet Ayurveda which is considered as a classical Ayurvedic formulation useful in the treatment of painful joints, stiffness, back pain, morning stiffness and other inflammatory painful conditions. This churna is also known as Tridoshic Rasayan which means that this churna balances all the three doshas in the body which makes it especially powerful.

Dose: ½ tablespoon twice daily.

6. Navkarshik Churna

Navkarshik Churna is a classical Ayurvedic formulation. It relieves Vata dosha in the body and therefore is effective in pain and inflammation caused due to arthritis. It helps in removing toxins from the body. It contains various natural herbs that work in a synergistic manner to balance all the three doshas in the body. It contains Triphala which removes toxins from the body. It also contains herbs that help in purifying the blood and corrects the metabolism of heat regulation in the body and contains other herbs that are regarded as anti-inflammatory and immunomodulator herbs.

Dose: ½ tablespoon twice daily.

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