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Ankylosing Spondylitis And Eye Problems
Arthritis/inherited: 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 as it is best to avoid the crippling aspects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ankylosing spondylitis is a condition in which a person (more often a man in his 20's or 30's) starts having back pain and inflammation between the bones in his spine, and between the spine and hip bones. The problem worsens over time, and the bones may fuse together (the person will appear stiff, unable to move as ...Read more
For years I have been in chronic pain, mostly lumbar spinal problems which show on mri. Symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis. What is best recommended?
See a rhumatologist: If you have a presumptive diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis, you need to see a specialist who will run blood tests and other to confirm the diagnosis, advise you as to the best treatment, and counsel you on lifestyle measures to spare your joints and function the best way possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breathing problems and chest wall restriction from ankylosing spondylitis. I have no idea how to fix this. Its steadily gotten worse over last years.
Pain in groin thighs legs side of throat even after taking folitrax 20 for two months
M suffering from ankylosing spondylitis
Is it any other problem?
Maybe: If you have not had eye issues in the past, or if your eye problems have been well controlled for at least 3-6 months you could consider eye surgery. However, if you currently or recently had uveitis or other eye issues, it would be best to wait until these are better controlled. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently developed a series of symptoms: lower back pain, eye inflammation, skin hives, etc. Test HLA-B27 postive. Do I have Ankylosing Spondylitis?
The signs and: symptoms you describe would lead one to place Ankylosing Spondylitis at the top of the differential diagnosis list. Be sure to follow with your Ophthalmologist for your iritis and with your Rheumatologist for the evaluation of the HLA-B27 results. There are other disease that can have the same constellation you are describing and rarely two processes can be occurring simultaneously. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 can slow/stop early disease. You should see a rheumatologist. Please ask again with any specific questions ...Read more
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. It causes peripheral tendinitis, plantar faciitis, and periosteal inflammation. Eye problems (iritis and conjuctivitis) occur. It can also (rarely) affect the heart valves. We know infections trigger it, but inflammation of small bowel p[ersists. ...Read more
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