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Medicine For Spondylitis
Does spondylitis gets cured with exercises(without medicine) with time.I do yoga exercises for 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I've ankylosin spondylitis, and currently feeling pain in my knees(assumin it's related to AS).what can I do to ease pain apart from using drugs?
The basics: It's unusual to see AS in a female but patient's with this condition are more prone to "tendonitis" which is treated with relative rest, meaning back off on aggravating activities, local ice followed by gentle stretching and strengthening as symptoms subside. In general, it will be important to maintain healthy weight/diet and engage in regular exercise/stretching program within tolerance. ...Read more
She keeps complaining that her head spins every time she tries to stand up. Sounds like spondylitis but no medicines help her. Walking is difficult.
None: Generally I have not found non prescription products helpful. This disease involves significant inflammation in the spine and potentially peripheral joints as well . Prescription strength anti inflammatory Medicare needed. Of course one could use similar amounts of over the counter ibuprofen or naproxen but I would not recommend this without physician supervision ...Read more
I have symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis . I want to avoid a life of prescription drugs. Can the disease progression be managed with exercise?
Possibly: I can't promise but practicing Yoga has been shown to help with arthritis and other debilitating progressive degeneration of the spine. Best to consult with a physiatrist, a doctor who specializes in sphysical medicine and rehabiltaion. I would stay away from any high impact exercise to be on the safe side, avoid jogging, or mix martial arts and such. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
He suffers from spondylitis ... Took some skelaxin (metaxalone) and has to take a drug test for probation... Will this show a false positive for anything?
Drug Test: He will have no problem if he took a medication he has a prescription for, he just needs to show the prescription to the drug test center. If he does not he may have problem. I do not know specifically what it will show as but it will not be a false positive. Best thing to do is tell them before the test he took this medication. Always remember to only take prescription drugs given to you! ...Read more
What is the best treatment for joint swelling in Ankylosing Spondylitis apart for medicines. Epsom salt or oil massage will help ?
Anti-inflamm. Diet: Ankylosing spondylitis is a systemic, inflammatory condition that can lead to chronic back pain. Because it is systemic, topical treatments are unlikely to have much affect long term. There is some thought that an antiinflammatory diet can reduce inflammation levels in the body and can potentially have a dramatic affect. ...Read more
Manageable: Spondylitis the condition related to your spine. It is an anatomical change which does not cause problems in all in all individuals. You need to discuss this with your physician and determine if it is effecting any nerves or cause of the pain that you may be having. In most individuals therapy and exercise will help manage the problem. Surgery may be needed in some circumstances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends: Spondylitis is a big term when just used by itself. You really do not treat the "spondylitis" itself, but the cause of the spondylitis. This can just mean "bone spurs" or it can be an auto-immune rheumatoid type condition. I really cannot answer your question without knowing what type of spondylitis it is, were it is occuring, and symptoms it is causing. Sorry. ...Read more
Cervical spondylitis: Spondylitis is inflammation of the spine, so cervical spondylitis is swelling or inflammation of the spine in the neck, from the first through the 7th cervical vertebra (C1-C7). This is also often called spondyloarthritis, because the inflammation is in the joints of the spine. More common is cervical spondylosis, which is degenerative arthritis changes that commonly occur with aging. ...Read more
Pain and Stiffness: Although spondylitis simply means an inflammation of the spine, i believe that you are referring to ankylosing spondylitis. The usual symptoms begin with pain and stiffness of the lower back and the buttock areas. The symptoms are usually worse in the morning and during the night. There may an associated mild fever, loss of appetite , fatigue, uveitis, and mild to moderate anemia. ...Read more