Pain and stiffness. Constant pain and stiffness in the low back, buttocks, and hips that continue for more than three months.    Spondylitis often starts around the sacroiliac joints, where the sacrum (the lowest major part of the spine) joins the ilium bone of the pelvis in the lower back region.
Bony fusion.     Spondylitis can cause an overgrowth of the bones, which may lead to abnormal joining of bones, called "bony fusion." Fusion affecting bones of the neck, back, or hips may impair a person’s ability to perform routine activities.    Fusion of the ribs to the spine or breastbone may limit a person's ability to expand his or her chest when taking a deep breath.

Pain in ligaments and tendons. Spondylitis also may affect some of the ligaments and tendons that attach to bones.

 Tendonitis (inflammation of the tendon) may cause pain and stiffness in the area behind or beneath the heel, such as the Achilles tendon at the back of the ankle.

What to eat to fight Spondylitis..
Omega 3 fatty acids,
Fruits and vegetables,
Whole foods and grains,
Reduce intake of sugar, sodium and fat,
Limit or avoid alcohol
Start a low starch diet.
Apart from this some more nutrients may be required depending upon mild, moderate, or severe damaged situation.


lifestyle modification and exercise may give a positive impact on weight management.weight loss is essential in any program to prevent or slow down the progression of osteoarthritis. If our skeleton structure will bear more weight than it is built to bear, then it will certainly damage the cartilage in the weight bearing joints, particularly the hips and knees.hence keeping ideal weight is must to avoid additional strain on joints.

Likewise exercise is essential to slow the progression of osteoarthritis ,reason behind this is that inactivity causes joints to stiffen and activities keeps them flexible. Exercise also helps in maintaining ideal body weight.
Exercise also helps in gaining stronger muscles around the affected joints and hence less chances of further cartilage damage.

However low stress, low impact, slow motion exercises that stretch and develop muscles and ligaments in affected areas should be done with expert advice.

Good posture also play an important role in preventing the crippling effect of osteoarthritis, poor posture can cause body weight to be distributed unevenly , placing more stress on joints.

Priyanka Jha of Bhagalpur became an Example in Corona Crisis

Migrant laborers and poor trapped in Corona lock down are facing many difficulties. In Bangalore alone, about 500,000 people are from Bihar and Jharkhand, in which there are more than one lakh Bihari laborers who have fallen under the Corona lock-down, have lost their jobs and for most of them, getting even two-time meal has become an uphill task.

Due to lack of local ration cards, they are not even getting any direct or indirect government assistance. Their literacy level is so low(a sizeable amount of them are illiterate) that they cannot get engaged in any other job, except manual work.

 Priyanka Jha from Bhagalpur has become an example in Bangalore for the relief of such poor people. Bhagalpur advocate couple Sadhana Jha and Akhilesh Jha's only daughter Priyanka is working in an IT company.

Nowadays she is spending 10 to 12 hours a day in social service. She has an important role in the relief team of BJP MP from Bangalore South, Tejashwi Surya, under which 6000 people are being provided food daily.

City's renowned Career Counseling Institution, Edworldguide, has launched a campaign to promote food distribution to the underprivileged. Under the aegis and help of this institution, foods and reliefs are provided to the daily wage laborers trapped in various parts of Bengaluru. Eduworld is working closely with various government, non-government and private institutions and ensures that the help is reaching to the needy. Meanwhile, Prajesh Jha, founder of EdworldGuide, informed Priyanka about getting trapped around 500 daily wage laborers of Bihar Jharkhand.

For the last 5 days, Priyanka has been arranging food and food items for these people every day, for this she contacted the relief wing of RSS and the RSS, while showing readiness, made complete arrangements for the relief material.

She is constantly in touch with BJP leaders and the RSS relief centers and is personally managing relief materials for about 150 people living in Kanakpura Road and 200 people living in HAL area.

Apart from this, along with their own team, relief material is being distributed to help the people trapped in various areas of Bengaluru.

She thanked the RSS and other BJP leaders for doing such noble work and especially her elder brother  Rahul Jha, working  at BJP's Delhi headquarters, as without their timely help and support,  this campaign would not have been possible.

Priyanka has been influenced by the ideology of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Since childhood she has accepted social service as her resolve. According to her, “The basic ideology of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is a source of inspiration for her”.

He has appealed to all people, especially the youth, to join this campaign. He said that the country is going through uneven conditions. In such a situation, stay home and prevent the spread of corona infection and at the same time, extend some help for the helpless people living in their neighborhood. 

The first-ever COVID-19 infected Mohalla Clinic Dr Gopal Jha discharged from hospital

New Delhi, 06/04/2020: “The first-ever a Delhi Mohalla clinic brave doctor  Dr Gopal Jha risking his own life by way  of attending the Dubai-returned COVID-19 patient Ms Shama later being found himself  positive with the Coronavirus has been discharged from the New Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital", informed the social worker and noted author  Dr Birbal Jha, a close friend of the physician.

 "Dr Gopal is now home and likely to return to his professional practice once he is found to be fit for  the job", said Dr Birbal Jha, who had written an urgent  letter to Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for  immediate protective measures  for the medical professionals and others.

Following that as many as 1200 people of a chain of the patient - the doctor and their contacts were put in quarantine and self isolation as a preventive measure against any further infection in the national capital.

“I am grateful to the medical fraternity and central as well as NCT Government for their sincerity in rendering their medical and moral support..Furthermore I extend my sincerest thanks to everyone for their prayers and wishes for my recovery from the infection”, said Dr Gopal Jha committed to his medical profession with an iron will.

Dr Gopal Jha was first admitted to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital where he was put up in the isolation ward and later on being serious transferred to Safdarjung Hospital intensive care unit with the personal intervention of Central Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan.

However,  his infected wife and daughter are still in the   isolation wards of GTB Hospital in Delhi.