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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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Spondylolisthesis (Definition)

is the subluxation or slippage of one vertebral body over another, usually with the more superior body slipping forward relative to the body below. This can be due to to etiologies such as ligamentous laxity or an abnormality of the bone(spondylolysis). If mild, it may be asymptomatic. If severe or unstable, it could cause kinking/compression of the spinal cord ...Read more


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Are cervical levoscoliosis, arthritis, lumbar degenerative discs and fibromyalgia related?

Are cervical levoscoliosis, arthritis, lumbar degenerative discs and fibromyalgia related?

Can be: ? Whether cervical scoliosis, arthritis & lumbar DDD are related to fibromyalgia, FM. One of the multiple co-factors seemingly co-causal of FM is global muscle atrophy & weakness, leading to widespread myalgia & tender points in spastic muscles repetitively stressed/injured by gravitational forces. Painful skeletal derangements can incite sedentariness with loss of muscle mass/tone. Gravity Rules. ...Read more

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What is ankylosing spondylitis?

What is ankylosing spondylitis?

No known cause: 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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Are spondylolisthesis, spondylolysis, and spondylosis permanent conditions?

Yes : These three conditions are all permanent. They all can be treated. Conservative treatment may help all three. If all fails surgery may be an option. ...Read more

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What is ankylosis spondylities?

A form of arthritis : Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease of the spine . It is usually seen in younger persons and more commonly in med most commonly see early morning stiffness of at least 30-60 minutes that improves with activity. Nay also see other areas of arthritis rash inflammation in the eye and other symptoms. There is a strong association with a genetic factor called hl-a b27. See a rheumatologis. ...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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Scoliosis cured with spinal fusion?

Scoliosis cured with spinal fusion?

Yes when indicated: Most typical idiopathic scoliosis cases are treated without surgery- most by just observation and some with bracing. Fusion is for those with a curve that has gotten too big and/or progressed in spite of non op care. Bracing has been the only documented non op care that can minimize surgical interventions. ...Read more

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Am I facing back surgery? Spinal stenosis. Radiculopathy . Osteoarthritis and degenerative spondylolthisethis

Dr. Kathryn Ko Dr. Ko
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Am I facing back surgery? Spinal stenosis. Radiculopathy . Osteoarthritis and degenerative spondylolthisethis

Depends: number of conservative treatments to try befote surgery. These include: therapy, injections, meds, etc. Please exhaust all of these before am operation. ...Read more

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Treament for anklysing spondylysis?

Treament for anklysing spondylysis?

Usually medication &: Usually medications and exercise with treatment guided by a rheumatologist. Chronic use of non steroidal anti inflammatory medication has been very recently demonstrated to make a significant impact on this disease. ...Read more

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What is lumbar facet arthropathy?

What is  lumbar facet arthropathy?

Facet Arthropathy: Could be facet arthropathy/arthritis. There are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radio frequency ablation would be helpful for you. ...Read more

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How do degenerative osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease/degenerative disc disease differ?

How do degenerative osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease/degenerative disc disease differ?

Arthritis vrs aging: Degenerative joint disease is an outdated term for osteoarthritis of peripheral joints. Degenerative disc disease is sometimes diagnosed when vertebral spurs are noted. The latter phenomenon, referred to most accurately as spondylosis deformans, is asymptomatic. It may be associated with disc disease, but disc damage does not necessarily cause pain. ...Read more

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What is psoriatic spondylitis?

Refer to answer: Psoriatic spondylitis refers to inflammation of the sacro-iliac joints and the spine and is one manifestation of psoriatic arthritis. The primary symptoms are chronic low back pain and stiffness. Hip involvement can also be seen. It is one form of what are known as spondyloarthropathies, which include anklylosing spondylitis, reactive arthrtis, arthritis with inflammatory bowel disease, etc. ...Read more

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Can ankylosing spondylitis be cured?

Can ankylosing spondylitis be cured?

No: 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. ...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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Whats lumbar spine stenosis?

Whats lumbar spine stenosis?

Decreased space: The spinal cord passes through a "tunnel" in the bone. With arthritis, disc bulging, and overgrowth of surrounding ligaments, the spine cord can be compressed. The compressions is called stenosis. ...Read more

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What is spondylitic foraminal stenosis?

What is spondylitic foraminal stenosis?

See below.: Spondylitic foraminal stenosis means that the foramina is being obstructed by a bone spur.Foraminas are the bone formation between ttwo vertebraes, they form a circle like space that is used by the nerve roots when the leave the spinal cord to go to the extrmities.Stenosis is the word used to demostrate a narrowing or stricture of a passage. ...Read more

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Degenrative disc disease & facet joint arthropathy, what to do?

Degenrative disc disease & facet joint arthropathy, what to do?

Exercise: Exercise. Regular aerobic exercise, 30 minutes at least three days a week can reduce pain. Strengthen your core muscles (back and tummy). Physical therapy can guide you in these. A rehabilitation specialist or spinal specialist can also guide you. ...Read more

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Mri: moderate disc protrusion l5,annular tear,moderate facet joint hypertrophy entire lumbar spine,grade1 spondylolisthsis l5,L1L2 and L5S1 spur, bad?

Mri: moderate disc protrusion l5,annular tear,moderate facet joint hypertrophy entire lumbar spine,grade1 spondylolisthsis l5,L1L2 and L5S1 spur, bad?

Depends on symptoms: Multiple level degenerative changes at a young age need careful disgnostics and evaluation. Need to know target symptoms, these findings can be asymptomatic. ...Read more