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natural supplements for ankylosing spondylitis

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Usually by having : A complete physical exam along with having blood studies done and possibly some x-rays.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
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
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Enbrel (etanercept): Read the side effects it works well but has a few problems.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Benglis
16 years experience Neurosurgery
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
37 years experience Family Medicine
A plain spine xray: A young person with back pain unrelated to injury , which is increasing over time should be evaluated.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
AS is a genetic--: -defect that effects the spine, causing ligaments and other elements of the spine to calcify, & making it essentially fused in severe cases. As th ... Read More

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