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Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Can I cure my ankylosing spondylitis with anything?

Can I cure my ankylosing spondylitis with anything?

We wish: We dont have a cure for ankylosing spondylitis we have program to treat but not cure ankylosing spondylitis. These include NSAID and biological. Exercise and physical therapy are important to round out the program, . ...Read more

Dr. Pierre Moeser
191 doctors shared insights

Ankylosing Spondylitis (Definition)

A defect that effects the spine, causing ligaments and other elements of the spine to calcify, making it essentially ...Read more


Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Kenneth Reichert Dr. Reichert
Neurosurgery
31 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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How to tell if my ankylosing spondylitis is cured or not ?

How to tell if my ankylosing spondylitis is cured or not ?

Ankylosing Spondylit: Ankylosing spondylitis (as) is a chronic inflammatory disease with a strong genetic predisposition of the axial skeleton with variable involvement of peripheral joints. As mainly affects the spine and the sacroiliac joint in the pelvis, and can cause eventual fusion of the spine. Unfortunately, no cure for as is known yet, although treatment and medications will reduce pain and improve mobility. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What is ankylosing spondylitis , what are the causes and cure?

What is ankylosing spondylitis , what are the causes and cure?

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

Dr. Thomas Dowling Dr. Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
36 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Is there a cure for ankylosing spondylitis?

Is there a cure for ankylosing spondylitis?

No but there is : Treatment and this would be best guided by a rheumatologist. First, you have to optimize your health in terms of weight control, not smoking & regular exercise along with various combinations of medication options that will be prescribed by the rheumatologist in addition to possible pt and orthopedic consultation. There are now disease modifying drugs as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein Dr. Goldstein
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
27 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Is there a cure for ankylosing spondylitis?

Treat symptoms: Symptoms and progression can often be treated. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio Dr. DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What about ankylosing spondylitis?

Wrong Problem: Although this is a good saying, you are applying it to the wrong problem. The only way i know of preventing ankylosing spondylitis is to choose better parents, with better genes. There is a hereditary predisposition to the problem that is outside of your control. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. Michael Bolesta Dr. Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
36 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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What could cause ankylosing spondylitis?

Unknown, genes: The exact cause is uncertain, but it does seem to have a genetic connection. It is more common in males. It usually starts in early adulthood (occasionally earlier or later), ofter with morning stiffness and back pain. Severe pain, stiffness in a young person in the absence of trauma may be a good reason to see your doctor. Consider a seeing a rheumatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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How long does ankylosing spondylitis last?

How long does ankylosing spondylitis last?

Life time: Ankylosing spondylitis doesn't follow a set course. The severity of symptoms and development of complications vary widely from person to person. There is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis, but treatments can decrease your pain and lessen your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling Dr. Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
36 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Can ankylosing spondylitis effect you much?

Maybe: It can cause pain, lead to fixed deformities of the spine and place you at higher risk for a spinal fracture in a fall or accident scenario due to loss of flexibility. You should see a rheumatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein Dr. Goldstein
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
27 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Dr. Shalabh Bansal Dr. Bansal
Pediatrics
9 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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What in the world is ankylosing spondylitis?

What in the world is ankylosing spondylitis?

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 more

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Dr. Steven Zaretsky Dr. Zaretsky
Orthopedic Surgery
32 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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How do you diagnose ankylosing spondylitis ?

Rheumatologist : You should be evaluated by a rheumatologist and have a complete physical examination including radiographs of your spine and a series of blood test including hla b27. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Greg Khounganian Dr. Khounganian
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
14 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Do a lot of people get ankylosing spondylitis?

No: Ankylosing spondylitis is a disorder that is not common. Osteoarthritis, which is the arthritis most adults develop, is much more common. If for some reason you feel that you or someone you know has as, see a rheumatologist or your primary doctor for the appropriate tests. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What sort of problem is ankylosing spondylitis?

What sort of problem is ankylosing spondylitis?

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 more

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Aaron Stupple Dr. Stupple
General Practice
5 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What is a good drug for ankylosing spondylitis ?

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. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Is it okay to drive with ankylosing spondylitis?

Sure: It generally fine. However, if your cervical spine movement is severely limited be sure to make use of your outside mirrors at every opportunity and consider buying cars in the future with a backup camera and self-parking capability. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Bolesta Dr. Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
36 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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What do you recommend for ankylosing spondylitis?

Stay active: Stay active. If it is early in the process, medication can reduce the pain and physical therapy can counsel on ways to achieve good posture. If it progresses and one becomes fused (not all cases go that far), you want to have good posture, which reduces the risk of progressive deformity. If fused, take precautions to avoid falls and other trauma. New pain should be promptly evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Nelson
229 doctors shared insights

Spondylitis (Definition)

An inflammatory condition of the spine such as ankylosing spondylitis. Spondy = spine ...Read more