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Causes Of 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
Is there any genetic research which may prevent genes which cause Ankylosing Spondylitis from passing to an offspring now or in future?
No: Genetics are complicated in many diseases and expression of disease depends on environmental and infectious diseases and hormones. In AS having the B27 expression does increase the risk, but many with B27 never get AS and many without B27 still get AS. To answer these dilemmas is going to take a lot of research and there,s no point in genetic counselling for the near future for AS. ...Read more
Inflammation: Spondylitis refers to inflammation of the joints of the spine. This primarily affects the facet joints which are the joints that allow for movement of the spine. There are numerous causes of spondylitis which include that from degenerative changes to autoimmune sources. Perhaps the one most heard about is ankylosing spondylitis which is an autoimmune inflammation of the joints of the spine. ...Read more
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
No: I have never heard of that association before. Let's just say no. ...Read more
Possible: If this inflammatory consition of your spine has a generalized or systemic source, yes. You would see your own doctor or a rheumatologist for a possible cause with the weakness being an associated symptom. ...Read more
Could ankylosing spondylitis cause ligamentus flavum hypertrophy s1 through entire lumbar region and significant spur formation entire cervical spine?
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
Nature of the diseas: Extension exercises usually help. Flexion activities usual aggrevate. ...Read more
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