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Is there any good treatment/(medicine) for Ankylosing spondylitis? Can it be cured??

Is there any good treatment/(medicine) for Ankylosing spondylitis? Can it be cured??

Depends: The symptoms can be controlled. Please see my article here:
https://meimmune. Blogspot. Com/2017/04/as. Html ...Read more

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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Which unprescripted medicine ismost effective for ankylosing spondylitis?

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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What is a good drug for ankylosing spondylitis?

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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How effective are disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

How effective are disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

Mainly Biologic DMAR: The biologic DMARDs are bioloigical disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. These type of DMARDS are effective in ankylosing spondykiitis (AS). The non biologic DMARDs in scientific studies have not shown much efficacy. You can discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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

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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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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 can you tell me about ankylosing spondylitis?

Systemic disease: A.S. Is a disease that fuses the spine. It starts at the bottom and works it's way up. It can also affect the rest of the body. Some more common problems are tendinitis, eye inflammation, heart murmurs, lung fibrosis. The newest research shows that Humira (adalimumab) can slow/stop early disease. You should see a rheumatologist. Please ask again with any specific questions ...Read more

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Can I cure my ankylosing spondylitis with anything?

We wish: We don't 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

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Can you explain the disease ankylosing spondylitis?

Arthritis: It is form of arthritis, somewhat related to rheumatoid arthritis. It typically affects the spine, joints, heart and eyes. ...Read more

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What is ankylosing spondylitis and how is it treated?

It is a: An autoimmune immunologic disease of skeletal system primarily affecting the spine that causes severe inflammation leading to pain & leads to an auto fusion of the spine which can lead to a deformity with the bone losing density & more susceptible to fracture due to stiffness & decreased density diagnosed by blood testing & x-rays with treatment range : pt & medication as well as surgery. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat ankylosing spondylitis?

It depends: It depends somewhat of the severity of the disease but TNF agents such as Enbrel or Remicade (infliximab) are the mist effective therapies. ...Read more

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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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How can you tell if someone has ankylosing spondylitis?

How can you tell if someone has ankylosing spondylitis?

Let us see: Early signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis may include pain and stiffness in your lower back and hips, especially in the morning and after periods of inactivity.
Your blood can be tested for the hla-b27 gene. X-ray, cat scan, mri. ...Read more

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What symptoms make you think of ankylosing spondylitis?

What symptoms make you think of ankylosing spondylitis?

Ank spondy: Morning sitfness with back pain kyphosis and fused si joints on pelvis xray Enbrel (etanercept) has a spondylitis indication see rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What tests are needed to detect ankylosing spondylitis?

Ankylosing spondy: Patients may have elevated cbc, esr, hla-b27 antigen, and abnormal x-rays of the spine and pelvis.

Reference http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001457/. ...Read more

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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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How can I tell if I have a case of ankylosing spondylitis?

How can I tell if I have a case of ankylosing spondylitis?

A plain spine xray: A young person with back pain unrelated to injury, which is increasing over time should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis?

Several!: In older persons, sacroiliac pain, frequently considered buttock pain. Pain usually ascends the spine. Large joint problems are common, as is peripheral tendinitis!
It runs in families! If present, you should see a rheumatologist! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an Ankylosing Spondylitis flare up?

Stiffness: I would expect the patient to have spine pain and limited spine bending. Chest expansion, chest size difference between maximum exhale and maximum inhale size is less than 2 inches. Ankylosing Sponlylitis is rare in females ...Read more

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What are the tests to see if you have ankylosing spondylitis?

A plain spine xray: A young person with back pain unrelated to injury, which is increasing over time should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What things make it more likely to get ankylosing spondylitis?

Genetics: Ankylosingvspondylitis is primarily a disease associated with a genetic marker called hl a b27. This is an inherited factor. There have been no other markers found to indicate a cause of the disease. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Ankylosing spondylitis?

AS is a genetic--: -defect that effects the spine, causing ligaments and other elements of the spine to calcify, & making it essentially fused in severe cases. As the spine calcification takes place, it is painful, & flexion is more comfy. So accentuated kyphosis CS&TS. Essentially ending fixed downward gaze. It effects hips, & has pulmry compromise 2nd 2 deformity. Indomethacin is manic early for slwng & rlf of pn. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms if you are starting to get ankylosing spondylitis?

Her it is: Early signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis may include pain and stiffness in your lower back and hips, especially in the morning and after periods of inactivity.
These symptoms may come on so gradually that you don't notice them at first. Over time, symptoms may worsen, improve or stop completely at irregular intervals. ...Read more

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Anyone with advice or experiences withe tests for ankylosing spondylitis?

Anyone with advice or experiences withe tests for ankylosing spondylitis?

Physical + lab tests: The history and physcial is the most importing starting point. Where in the spine are the symptoms? Do you wake up in early morning because of back? Does the pain improve with a activity? Lab tests are helpful as a guide for the diagnosis like the genetic marker hla b-27. Although imaging changes may take a while for x-ray changes; MRI can find inflammation faster. Also family history is a clue. ...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