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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 less flexible and can result in a hunched-forward posture. A severe case of ankylosing spondylitis can make it impossible for you to lift your head high enough to see forward.See 1 more doctor answer
To maintain posture: Besides the overall benefits physically and mentally to your body, it helps to maintain joint and spine range of motion for as long as possible while keeping your posture in terms of good alignment so you do not fuse your spine with your chin on your chest or stooped over permanently looking for loose change on the floor.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I have a number of patients with the disorder.See 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor: There are a few medications called disease modifying therapies (medications that halt or reverse the progression of disease) find a rheumatologist to get on a treatment regimen. Other medications like tylenol, (acetaminophen) aleive, percocet, ect, will just temporarily mask the pain and the disease will progress. Physical therapy may help as well.See 1 more doctor answer
Do you know if there are/have their been any recorded incidences of death from ankylosing spondilitis?
Yes: Yes there have. Usual causes are traumatic fractures in the upper cervical spine and cardiopulmonary complications of the disease.
What do you advise if I'm suffering from ankylosing spondilitis last 15 yrs. so please suggest me for the medicine.?
They differ in : Classic presentation with reiter's known for eye inflammation and urethral inflammation along with large joint arthritis as a reactive inflammation triggered by infection typically while ankylosing spondylitis is just joint involvement primarily axial or spine/pelvis region of no known trigger.
Very similar: These are both associated with the same genetic predisposition and are really just variants of the same disease. They are lumped into a disease category known as seronegative spondyloarthropathies so there is major overlap. If your issues are confined to the spine you can call it ank spondy. It you have urinary issues and a peripheral arthritis without back pain you can call it reiters.
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 are at significantly increased risk of developing ankylosing spondylitis.
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 hla b27). Treatment is very helpful and it tends to be episodic. The spondylitis part is when the facts fuse causing stiffness of the spine. You should be under the care of a rheumatologist for this.See 1 more doctor answer
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 (occasionally earlier or later), ofter with morning stiffness and back pain. Severe pain, stiffness in a young person in the absence of trauma may be a good reason to see your doctor. Consider a seeing a rheumatologist.
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 is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis, but treatments can decrease your pain and lessen your symptoms.
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 pelvis. It eventually causes the affected spinal bones to join together ("bamboo spine"). Cause unknown. Associated with hla-b27 antigen. Symptoms of night/morning stiffness better with exercise. Can also have eye and heart involvement.See 1 more doctor answer