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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Is there any alternative therapy for ankylosing spondylitis?

Is there any alternative therapy for ankylosing spondylitis?

No but: There is no cure but many ways to manage this including maintaining good postural alignment and bone density which both rely on proper nutrional intake of vitamin d and calcium while maintaining a flexibility program with weight bearing exercise as well as core stabilization exercises & cardiovascular ones. There are naturally occuring anti inflammatory products as well but not regulated doseage. ...Read more

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Ankylosing Spondylitis (Definition)

-defect that effects the spine, causing ligaments and other elements of the spine to calcify, & making it essentially fused in severe cases. As the spine calcification takes place, it is painful, & flexion is more comfy. So accentuated kyphosis CS&TS. Essentially ending fixed downward gaze. It effects hips, & has pulmry compromise 2nd 2 deformity. Indomethacin is manic early for slwng ...Read more


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Do you know good treatments for ankylosing spondylitis?

Yes: NSAIDs such as Celebrex, (celecoxib) indomethacin or diclofenac may be sufficient for mild cases. Sulfasalazine can help if NSAIDs do not. The most effective treatments are the biologic agents such as Remicade, Enbrel or Humira. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for ankylosing spondylitis?

New compared with ?: Rheumatologists now have new medications (dmards & tnf-? blockers) to use in addition to nsaids. Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs include sulfasalazine, methotrexate, & corticosteroids. Tnf blockers include enbrel, remicade, (infliximab) & humira. Consult a rheumatologist for more info on these new treatment modalities. ...Read more

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Effective nonsurgical treatments for ankylosing spondylitis?

Effective nonsurgical treatments for  ankylosing spondylitis?

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 progression to spine fusion and immobility was common in the past, current medications can lessen or even sometimes prevent such complications. The keys are early diagnosis and treatment by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What can I do about ankylosing spondylitis?

What can I do about ankylosing spondylitis?

Many dugs available.: Methotrexate, suslfasalazine, azothioprine, doxycycline, and the new tnf-a inbitiors all work. For pain, a full dose on an NSAID should be added. And do see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Does ankylosing spondylitis reduce longevity?

No: Not unless there are significant cardiac, pulmonary or neurologic complications from the disease. ...Read more

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What is a good drug for ankylosing spondylitis ?

What is a good drug for ankylosing spondylitis
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Several: Non-steroidal antiinflammatories like Motrin are effective and the best to start with. Prolonged use may cause gastric pain and ulcers. The most effective drugs are tnf inhibitors like infliximab, but they are extremely expensive and pose more severe side effects. Other options exist, like sulfasalazine, and your doctor can optimize treatment as severity and one's response change over time. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about ankylosing spondylitis?

Systemic disease: A.S. Is a disease that fuses the spine. It starts at the bottom and works it's way up. It can also affect the rest of the body. Some more common problems are tendinitis, eye inflammation, heart murmurs, lung fibrosis. The newest research shows that Humira (adalimumab) can slow/stop early disease. You should see a rheumatologist. Please ask again with any specific questions ...Read more

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Can you explain the disease ankylosing spondylitis?

Arthritis: It is form of arthritis, somewhat related to rheumatoid arthritis. It typically affects the spine, joints, heart and eyes. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Nelson
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Spondylitis (Definition)

An inflammatory condition of the spine such as ankylosing spondylitis. Spondy = spine ...Read more