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Epidural spinal injection side effects for ankylosing spondylitis?

Epidural spinal injection side effects for ankylosing spondylitis?

No difference: Epidural injections can be done to relieve pain and inflammation from a number of spinal conditions; risks are the same. Tenderness at the injection site is common but doesn't last long. More serious problems such as bleeding, infection, or nerve damage are very rare but possible; these injections should only be done by trained physicians. ...Read more

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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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What is the difference between spinal stenosis and ankylosing spondylitis?

What is the difference between spinal stenosis and ankylosing spondylitis?

Totally different: Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal due to osteoarthritic changes. Ank spondy is an inflammatory arthritis in which the inflammation is basically where ligaments attacks to the vertebral bodies. ...Read more

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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 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

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How effective are disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

Mainly Biologic DMAR: The biologic DMARDs are bioloigical disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. These type of DMARDS are effective in ankylosing spondykiitis (AS). The non biologic DMARDs in scientific studies have not shown much efficacy. You can discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Is there anyone reading this that may treat the auto immune diseases ankylosing spondylitis or reiter's ?

Is there anyone reading this that may treat the auto immune diseases ankylosing spondylitis or reiter's ?

Most rheumatologists: These problems are generally best treated by rheumatologist, although astute internists, family practioners, may do a good job if trained in the uses of medicine to treat these problems. Most of my practice in rheuamtology are patients with overlap spodyloarthritis! ...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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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Spinal Disease (Definition)

Spinal disease is a condition caused by the bones of the spine putting pressure on the spinal ...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