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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. Pierre Moeser
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Ankylosing Spondylitis (Definition)

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


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What could cause ankylosing spondylitis?

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

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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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Could you explain what is ankylosing spondylitis?

Could you explain what is ankylosing spondylitis?

Inflammatory spine: Inflammatory disease predominantly of the vertebral column, which eventually causes loss of all back and neck motion and may affect the eyes and other parts of the body. Early initiation of treatment is important. ...Read more

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What cna be done for pain for ankylosing spondylitis?

What cna be done for pain for  ankylosing spondylitis?

Medication and : Modalities as well as exercise. Lifestyle changes like weight control & not smoking are important. You should see a rheumatologist for getting the correct medication regimen for you & be guided through an exercises program for maintaining flexibility and correct posture. This may be initiated with physical therapy which can also provide for modalities like ultrasound and myofascial techniques. ...Read more

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What are the concerns with having ankylosing spondylitis?

What are the concerns with having ankylosing spondylitis?

Several things: It is a painful condition early on. Sleeping and resting in the most comfortable position lead to poor posture, and if the disease is full blown and fuses the spine, it ends up fused (stiff) in a bad position. This bent forward position can worsen and interfere with daily life activities. Good medication, good posture, proper therapy can prevent these problems and reduce the need for major surgery. ...Read more

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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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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

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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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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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How can you sleep with ankylosing spondylitis ?

Generally, what is : The most comfortable position although with ankylosing spondylitis there is a tendency to become less erect so stomach sleeping may help to counteract that tendency if tolerated. Most people find lying on there backs with the hips and knees slightly flexed or on their sides to be the most comfortable sometimes using a body pillow to help hold this position. ...Read more

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How do complementary doctors treat ankylosing spondylitis?

BE CAREFUL: As can be a serious disease and when progressive the spine can begin to fuse together. This makes chiropractic manipulation potential dangerous, accupuncture, massage, physical therapy under physician's orders and with therapists who know as, and aquatic therapy are options. ...Read more

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Ankylosing spondylitis what are the chances to getting ssd?

Let me explain: The social security administration (ssa) does recognize as as a potentially disabling illness, under its inflammatory arthritis listing. You have to have stiffness of the dorsal or thoracic spine to certain degree. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of ankylosing spondylitis?

What are the  long term  effects of ankylosing spondylitis?

Deformity/disability: Deformity and disability - without proper treatment. Heart, lung and eye problems appear infrequent. Watch for drug side effects. ...Read more

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Ankylosing spondylitis and tietze are they the same or different?

They are different: Tietze is a an inflammation of the cartilage of the ribs as they attach to the sternum (breast plate). Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory arthritis of the spine and pelvis. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions for ankylosing spondylitis and uveitis?

Related: About 20-30% of those with ankylosing spondylitis (as) will develop uveitis. As is a hyper immune state in which the joints along the spine get inflamed and may fuse (spondylosis). The uveitis can be severe but usually responds well to treatment by an ophthalmologist. It has a tendency to recur, but is usually responsive in the same way. ...Read more

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Help! Is it possible to have a baby if you have ankylosing spondylitis?

Help! Is it possible to have a baby if you have ankylosing spondylitis?

Yes: If your pelvic bones are fused you may require a c section for delivery. You may also have to stop your medications prior to becoming pregnant. This will depend on what medications you take ...Read more

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Which unprescripted medicine ismost effective for ankylosing spondylitis?

None: Over the counter meds are generally ineffective but you can try aleve (naproxen) or advil. Unfortunately, these do not prevent progression of the disease. See a rheumatologist for proper treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between ankylosing spondylitis and spondylolisthesis?

Absolutely: Ank spondy is a multisystem disease characterized by inflammation of the ligamentous insertions of the spine. Spondylolisthesis is a congenital instability in the lower back. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ankylosing spondylitis and spondylolisthesis?

Inflammatory v degen: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory arthritis that affects the spine, pelvis, and sometimes the peripheral joints as well. Spondylolisthesis is a degenerative change in the spine that allows one vertebra to slide out of alignment with the one next to it. These conditions are treated differently. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Nelson
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Spondylitis (Definition)

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