Avascular necrosis (AVN) is a disease in which the blood supply to the head of the articular bone drastically decreases, which leads to complete disorganization and the final collapse of the head of the bone. Although the hip joint is most commonly affected, AVN can affect other joints such as the shoulder. This condition can be caused by long-term steroid use, excessive alcohol consumption, and chronic conditions such as blood disorders and autoimmune disorders. Recently, the incidence of autoimmune diseases has gradually increased, leading to an increase in the use of steroids. therefore AVN is diagnosed much more often. Patients in the late 20's and early 30's usually suffer from this disease.
The conservative treatment of this condition in modern medicine is to administer biphosphonates to possibly reduce the rate of calcium loss and thereby maintain the joint structure as much as possible. This is supplemented by a graduated physiotherapy to maintain joint function and muscle strength. A slightly advanced disease requires core decompression to reduce the stress on the joint. Further management is only possible with the use of pain relievers such as paracetamol and a "wait and watch" directive. Patients who are in the third or fourth stage of the disease and severely destroy the joint are usually recommended to have the joint completely replaced. Joint replacement surgery can be prohibitively expensive. It may also not offer the full range of motion that the person previously had with a normal joint.
In this scenario, Ayurvedic herbal treatment can be used very successfully to achieve complete and effective treatment for AVN. Ayurvedic treatment can vary from patient to patient. This depends on the clinical picture and the severity of the symptoms, which usually include pain, stiffness, stiffness and restricted movement. Patients with a very mild clinical picture can be given medication to relieve inflammation, treat muscle spasms, increase the blood supply to the joint and provide medication to repair the joint structure. This is usually supplemented by local therapy in the form of the use of medicinal oils and local education. Light exercises also help along with oral medication and local therapy. This treatment is usually sufficient for patients suffering from the second stage of AVN.
Unfortunately, most Ayurvedic patients are present when AVN has reached stage 3 or 4, the last stages of the disease. In this scenario, very aggressive treatment must be initiated in order to achieve an early improvement in the symptoms and the greatest possible healing. Ayurveda medication must be administered in high doses over a period of at least six to eight months. In addition, highly enriched medical enemas are administered once a week over a period of two to three months.
Even in an advanced stage of AVN, Ayurvedic herbal therapy is highly effective and successful in treating and resolving all symptoms of pain, stiffness, and restricted movement. Patients who undergo regular treatment and physiotherapy become symptom-free in just three to five months and do their daily activities in a normal way. Medications can then be gradually reduced depending on the patient's response and the severity of the symptoms. Low-dose supplementation therapy can be continued to maintain the healing and restructuring process of the joints and to prevent relapse.
Ayurvedic herbal therapy is safe even with long-term use. Ayurvedic herbal treatment can therefore be used sensibly for the successful and effective treatment of AVN in all of its various presentation phases.