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is ankylosing spondylitis fatal

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No: This is an inflammation of the facets of the spine, the sacroiliac joint and rib facets related to an inherited deficiency of bodily antigen (termed h ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Unknown, genes: The exact cause is uncertain, but it does seem to have a genetic connection. It is more common in males. It usually starts in early adulthood (occasio ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Safa Lohrasbi
9 years experience General Practice
Stiffness & Swelling: Ankylosing spondylitis literally means 'the joining together and inflammation of joints in the spine.' this inflammation is caused by the body's immun ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Inflammatory spine: Inflammatory disease predominantly of the vertebral column, which eventually causes loss of all back and neck motion and may affect the eyes and other ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Medication and : Modalities as well as exercise. Lifestyle changes like weight control & not smoking are important. You should see a rheumatologist for getting the c ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Chronic back pain: This type of arthritis causes pain and limitation of motion in the lower back. Over time there can be significant impairment of normal activities of d ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lundin
26 years experience Neurosurgery
No cure: These is no known "cure" for this condition but many medications can slow or halt the progression of the disease and reduce the associated symptoms.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No cure. Good Rx.: As is a hereditable arthritis that effects the spine and sij.. It is strongly asociated with the hla-b27 antigen, and to a lesser extent b40, and b7. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No but there is : Treatment and this would be best guided by a rheumatologist. First, you have to optimize your health in terms of weight control, not smoking & regu ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Treatment: There is no cure but treatment exists that can change the lives of people with as. Whereas a progression to spine fusion and immobility was common in ... Read More
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