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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Inflammation: It simply means inflammation of the spine.
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A female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Manageable: Spondylitis the condition related to your spine. It is an anatomical change which does not cause problems in all in all individuals. You need to disc ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience in Neurosurgery
Inflammation: Spondylitis refers to inflammation of the joints of the spine. This primarily affects the facet joints which are the joints that allow for movement of ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends: Spondylitis is a big term when just used by itself. You really do not treat the "spondylitis" itself, but the cause of the spondylitis. This can jus ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let us try to help: Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that can cause some of the vertebrae in your spine to fuse together. This fusing makes the spine les ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No known cause: Ankylosing spondylitis has no known specific cause, though genetic factors seem to be involved. In particular, people who have a gene called hla-b27 a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in 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 member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Backache: Morning stiffness back pain with extension sometimes as spurs grow and inflammation increases nerve irritation from stenosis will cause leg forward cu ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Kier
50 years experience in Rheumatology
Refer to answer: Psoriatic spondylitis refers to inflammation of the sacro-iliac joints and the spine and is one manifestation of psoriatic arthritis. The primary sym ... Read More
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: This is a disease characterized by inflammation of the sacroiliac joints and the ligamentous insertions are the spine. It also can have other clinical ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hirschl
16 years experience in Neurosurgery
Probably benign : A click sound in your neck maybe from degenerative disc disease, or arthritis. Could possibly be something more serious as well. If there is no pain ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Form of arthritis: Form of inflammatory arthritis that causes fusion of sacroiliac joints and vertebrae, starting at base and working towards head.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience in Neurosurgery
Arthritic condition: Ankylosing spondylitis is a severe disorder that causes fusion of the vertebrae in the spine. The bones are brittle and easily broken. Commonly call ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Blood test negative : For ra. Seronegative rheumatoid arthritis is the rheumatoid arthritis in which the blood doesn’t contain rheumatoid factor (rf or rhf). While diagnosi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience in Radiology
It depends: Assuming you are referring to ankylosing spondylitis, the first step is a thorough history and physical by a qualified specialist. If warranted, xray ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
What?: You did not finish the question, but there are many rheumatologic features and systemic features of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, now called juvenile ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: Not unless there are significant cardiac, pulmonary or neurologic complications from the disease.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Causes of pericarditis include collagen/vascualr diseases. (systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, scleroderma, a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
See rheumatologyst: First need the proper diagnosis.2d you may be reffwering to the diagnosis of ankilosing spondilitis, and if that is the case there are now several kne ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience in Rheumatology
Maybe: Back pain is a very common symptom. It does not always mean a spinal disease and can be as simple as overuse. It does not always require testing to ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
16 years experience in Pediatrics
Complicated: There are different types of jra (now frequently called juvenile idiopathic arthritis) and different groups have set criteria. No way to list them al ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Unknown: Synovial tissue inside joints become inflamed and damaged by chronic inflammation. The exact triggers are still elusive.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Physical + lab tests: The history and physcial is the most importing starting point. Where in the spine are the symptoms? Do you wake up in early morning because of back? D ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
They are different: Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic autoimmune disease that attacks the soft tissue and cartilage in the body's joints. It responds well to specialized ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It may: Spondylolysis is a fracture of part of a vertebra. It could heal on its own over a six week period. Spondylisthesis involves a fracture of a vertebra ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Though rheumatoid arthritis is not curable, there are now many treatments that dramatically lessen the symptoms of arthritis. If the disease is treate ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Possible: If this inflammatory consition of your spine has a generalized or systemic source, yes. You would see your own doctor or a rheumatologist for a possi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Usually medication &: Usually medications and exercise with treatment guided by a rheumatologist. Chronic use of non steroidal anti inflammatory medication has been very r ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
22 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Joint inflammation: The mayo clinic has a great patient education article on the condition: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/juvenile-rheumatoid-arthritis/ds00018.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: An seronegative inflammatory arthritis can have many causes, RA being only one of them.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience in Neurology
NO !: It means you should be active and do exercises and be looked after by a rheumatologist.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience in Rheumatology
BE CAREFUL: As can be a serious disease and when progressive the spine can begin to fuse together. This makes chiropractic manipulation potential dangerous, accup ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
22 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Autoimmune: Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the immune system gets confused and starts attacking the joints instead of fighting intruders like bacteria ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Enbrel (etanercept): Enbrel (etanercept) has a spondylitis indication.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
For pain relief?: Ankylosing spondylitis is associated with systemic inflammation, and aside from the sijs and spine, can cause iritis, valvular heart disease. Pain con ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Exercise & medicatio: The dominate treatment in early and later stages is conditioning and strengthening exercises. This is essential to maintain your mobility and help in ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Medical treatment: Surgery is an option rarely taken and is of last resort. There is no cure but treatment exists that can change the lives of people with as. Whereas a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Try hydroquinone: Depending on the severity and the location, topical creams like hydroquinone may help. See your dermatologist for recommendations specific to your sk ... Read More
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Dr. Aaron Stupple
8 years experience in General Practice
Several: Non-steroidal antiinflammatories like Motrin are effective and the best to start with. Prolonged use may cause gastric pain and ulcers. The most effec ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Yoga may improve symptoms.
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A male asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience in Rheumatology
No: Genetics are complicated in many diseases and expression of disease depends on environmental and infectious diseases and hormones. In AS having the B2 ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes you can: The meningitis vaccine is a killed vaccine - no live organisms so it does not pose a threat. Anyone on biologic medication, like the tnf drugs cannot ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Guyer
45 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Flexibility exercise: Exercises can maintain flexibility but will not prevent the curvature.
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