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What is spondilitis?

What is spondilitis?

Spinal inflammation: Spondylitis is a generic term for spine infl;ammation. It tends to be inherited. Major forms of spondylitis can be associated with specific genes, primarily b27, but also b40. Psoriatic arthritis can also cause spondylitis. Sacroiliitis is usually the first manifestation of "spondylitis.". ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Nelson
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Spondylitis (Definition)

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


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How to cure spondylitis?

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 discuss this with your physician and determine if it is effecting any nerves or cause of the pain that you may be having. In most individuals therapy and exercise will help manage the problem. Surgery may be needed in some circumstances. ...Read more

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What causes spondylitis?

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 the spine. There are numerous causes of spondylitis which include that from degenerative changes to autoimmune sources. Perhaps the one most heard about is ankylosing spondylitis which is an autoimmune inflammation of the joints of the spine. ...Read more

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How is spondylitis treated?

How is spondylitis treated?

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 just mean "bone spurs" or it can be an auto-immune rheumatoid type condition. I really cannot answer your question without knowing what type of spondylitis it is, were it is occuring, and symptoms it is causing. Sorry. ...Read more

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What is survical spondylitis?

Cervical spondylitis: Spondylitis is inflammation of the spine, so cervical spondylitis is swelling or inflammation of the spine in the neck, from the first through the 7th cervical vertebra (C1-C7). This is also often called spondyloarthritis, because the inflammation is in the joints of the spine. More common is cervical spondylosis, which is degenerative arthritis changes that commonly occur with aging. ...Read more

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What are the causes of spondilitis?

Ankylosing spondylit: 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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of spondylitis?

Backache: Morning stiffness back pain with extension sometimes as spurs grow and inflammation increases nerve irritation from stenosis will cause leg forward curving with ankylosing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of spondylitis?

What are the  symptoms of spondylitis?

Pain and Stiffness: Although spondylitis simply means an inflammation of the spine, i believe that you are referring to ankylosing spondylitis. The usual symptoms begin with pain and stiffness of the lower back and the buttock areas. The symptoms are usually worse in the morning and during the night. There may an associated mild fever, loss of appetite , fatigue, uveitis, and mild to moderate anemia. ...Read more

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How to detect if one is suffering from spondilitis?

How to detect if one is suffering from spondilitis?

Many things!: Visible inflammation, synovitis or dactylitis; an elevated crp; a positive family history; genetic testing for the appropriate hla types. Do you have sacroilac or lumbar spine pain; have you had iritis or uveitis? Then put it all together. ...Read more