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Doctor insights on: Ankylosing Spondylits

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Whats ankylosing spondilitis?

Whats ankylosing spondilitis?

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. ...Read more

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What is ankylosing spondilitis?

Form of arthritis: Form of inflammatory arthritis that causes fusion of sacroiliac joints and vertebrae, starting at base and working towards head. ...Read more

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Why excerise if you have ankylosing spondilitis?

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. ...Read more

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What can I do to help deal with ankylosing spondilitis?

What can I do to help deal with ankylosing spondilitis?

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. ...Read more

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I have ankylosing spondilitis and starting to get hump, what can I do?

I have ankylosing spondilitis and starting to get hump, what can I do?

Verify: Verify that it is ankylosing spondylitis (as) and not compression fractures, poor posture or another condition causing the hump. The treatment would differ. If it is as, physical therapy, exercises, and newer rx such as the biological agents may prevent deformity. ...Read more

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I think I have ankylosing spondilitis....I have no insurance.....How should I proceed?

Clinic: 60 years old is a bit late to develop ankylosing spondylitis (as). More likely spinal osteoarthritis or spondylosis. Many university medical schools run free clinics or clinic that give deeply discounted diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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