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Is ankylosing spondylitis hereditary

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
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
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Treated not cured: It is episodic through a lifetime itcan become quite calm with time trick is to control the kyphotic deformity keep the spine balanced.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
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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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Life time: Ankylosing spondylitis doesn't follow a set course. The severity of symptoms and development of complications vary widely from person to person. There... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Maybe: It can cause pain, lead to fixed deformities of the spine and place you at higher risk for a spinal fracture in a fall or accident scenario due to los... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
See rheumatologist: 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Joint inflammation: Ankylosing spondylitis is a long-term disease that causes inflammation of the joints between the spinal bones, and the joints between the spine and pe... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Usually by having : A complete physical exam along with having blood studies done and possibly some x-rays.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: Not unless there are significant cardiac, pulmonary or neurologic complications from the disease.
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Dr. Greg Khounganian
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 18 years experience
No: Ankylosing spondylitis is a disorder that is not common. Osteoarthritis, which is the arthritis most adults develop, is much more common. If for some ... Read More
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Dr. Safa Lohrasbi
Dr. Safa Lohrasbianswered
General Practice 10 years experience
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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