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Natural supplements for ankylosing spondylitis

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
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
See below: I agree with the previous statement but it also affect other systems in your body as it is a systemic disease.

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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.
Dr. Steven Zaretsky
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Rheumatologist : You should be evaluated by a rheumatologist and have a complete physical examination including radiographs of your spine and a series of blood test in... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Sure: It generally fine. However, if your cervical spine movement is severely limited be sure to make use of your outside mirrors at every opportunity and c... Read More
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Enbrel (etanercept): Read the side effects it works well but has a few problems.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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It depends: It depends somewhat of the severity of the disease but TNF agents such as Enbrel or Remicade (infliximab) are the mist effective therapies.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let us see: Early signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis may include pain and stiffness in your lower back and hips, especially in the morning and after per... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 33 years experience
YOUNG MEN/AM PAIN: This is one of the few rheumatic diseases that affect more men then women. Most patients are men between 20 to 40 years old with worse morning stiffne... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Benglis
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Ankylosing spondy: Patients may have elevated cbc, esr, hla-b27 antigen, and abnormal x-rays of the spine and pelvis. Reference http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhea... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 38 years experience
A plain spine xray: A young person with back pain unrelated to injury , which is increasing over time should be evaluated.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Her it is: Early signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis may include pain and stiffness in your lower back and hips, especially in the morning and after per... Read More

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