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Juvenile spondylitis, spondyloarthritis, can you tell me more?

Juvenile spondylitis, spondyloarthritis, can you tell me more?

Information for you: The terms can be confusing and there are several different conditions that may be involved. To help you sort it out try these websites: http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/ankylosing-spondylitis-and-other-spondyloarthritis-beyond-the-basics and http://www.Rheumatology.Org/practice/clinical/patients/diseases_and_conditions/spondylarthritis_(spondylarthropathy). ...Read more

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What are the main causes of juvenile spondylitis, spondyloarthritis?

What are the main causes of juvenile spondylitis, spondyloarthritis?

Inheritance and a...: Genetics play a most important role, together with an inciting trigger, usually a gut or venereal infection. The gene most associated with this is hla-b27, but hla-b40/41 is second. In african american's b7 is more common. Spondylitis requires systemic drugs to treat, not only nsaids like alleve. ...Read more

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What is the cause of spondyloarthritis in human body and what is the cure?

What is the cause of spondyloarthritis in human body and what is the cure?

Unknown. No cure: The spondyloarthropathies are a group of diseases characterized by joint inflammation primarily of the back and a variety of other tissues. There is no cure. Symptoms are treated based upon severity and progression. Some patients will get better without any intervention while others progress to ankylosing spondylitis. ...Read more

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What are signs of spinal arthritis?

What are signs of spinal arthritis?

Several symptoms!: Back pain and stiffness. If your pain is worsened by being in one position of immobility, it is likely inflammation. If occurs following activity, degeneration. Inflammatory pain improves with modest activity. Nonethless, pain in the back, if chronic, needs investigation. Arthritis need not interfere with life activities. ...Read more

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How do you deal with spinal arthritis?

How do you deal with spinal arthritis?

Spinal arthritis: The neurologist usually orders spine mris and EMG testing. Anti-inflammatories help; various radiculopathic and antispasmodic medicines may help, and even epidural injections may help. ...Read more

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What can one do to relieve spinal arthritis?

What can one do to relieve spinal arthritis?

Exercise: Studies have shown that a directed exercise program can improve spinal pain and prevent "flare ups". Other treatment options that can help facilitate pain improvement are medication, spinal injections, physical therapy, and in some cases chiropractic treatment. ...Read more

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Where can I find more information about spinal arthritis?

Where can I find more information about spinal arthritis?

Healthtap: You are in the right place. "spinal arthritis" is a broad term. It usually refers to degenerative changes that occur naturally in the intervertebral discs or joints of the spine. These changes can start as early as your teen years. Up to 80% of the population will experience pain related to these changes at some point in their life, but fortunately most will improve without major treatment. ...Read more

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Can I go have a full time career with children if I have spinal arthritis?

Can I go have a full time career with children if I have spinal arthritis?

Yes: Spinal arthritis can be many types and just because you have spinal arthritis does not mean you can not have a career. It depends on the type you have, its imaging = x-rays, mri, ct etc as well as your examiantion. ...Read more

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My grandfather who's 73 just got diagnosed with spinal arthritis. What is that exactly?

My grandfather who's 73 just got diagnosed with spinal arthritis. What is that exactly?

Arthritis of the....: spine, which can be degenerative or inflammatory of both. There are treatment options for specific problems.Simple Aleve (naproxen) or Advil may help. If not, see a specialist! ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 26yo male to have spinal arthritis, and what are the long-term complications?

Is it possible for a 26yo male to have spinal arthritis, and what are the long-term complications?

Yes.: Most likely spondylitis, best managed by a rheumatology specialist. Scloliosis does not cause pain a 26 y/o. Degenerative disease unlikely. Spondyloarthropathy most likely. This is inflammatory. There are many extra-articular problems that can occur. Correct DX is essential. ...Read more