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What is ankylosing spondylitis

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
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
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
It is a : An autoimmune immunologic disease of skeletal system primarily affecting the spine that causes severe inflammation leading to pain & leads to an auto ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
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
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lages
Rheumatology 68 years experience
Spinal arthritis: Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory arthritis of the spinal joints, sacroiliac joints and peripheral joints. It can lead to impaired painful mot... 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 25-year-old member asked:
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Inflammatory v degen: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory arthritis that affects the spine, pelvis, and sometimes the peripheral joints as well. Spondylolisthes... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Depends: Ankylosing spondylitis (as) is an arthritis associated with a genetic tissue marker; hla-b27. It is treated depending upon the symptoms.Mild cases r... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 29 years experience
Conservative: Ankylosing spondylitis is a progressive condition mainly treated by rheumatologists. It is not due to trauma, but can be aggravated by trauma. The s... Read More
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

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