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Doctor insights on: Natural Supplements For Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Can ankylosing spondylitis effect you much?

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

Dr. Randy Baker
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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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Is it okay to drive with ankylosing spondylitis?

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?

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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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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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 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 is the definition or description of: Ankylosing spondylitis?

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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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 shows up on MRI in ankylosing spondylitis?

What shows up on MRI in ankylosing spondylitis?

Let us see: Magnetic resonance imaging (mri). Using radio waves and a strong magnetic field, MRI scans are better at visualizing soft tissues such as cartilage. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for ankylosing spondylitis?

New compared with?: Rheumatologists now have new medications (dmards & tnf-? blockers) to use in addition to nsaids. Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs include sulfasalazine, methotrexate, & corticosteroids. Tnf blockers include enbrel, remicade, (infliximab) & humira. Consult a rheumatologist for more info on these new treatment modalities. ...Read more

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Effective nonsurgical treatments for ankylosing spondylitis?

Effective nonsurgical treatments for ankylosing spondylitis?

Medical treatment: Surgery is an option rarely taken and is of last resort. There is no cure but treatment exists that can change the lives of people with as. Whereas a progression to spine fusion and immobility was common in the past, current medications can lessen or even sometimes prevent such complications. The keys are early diagnosis and treatment by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How effective are etanercept injections for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

Many factors are -: -used to choose the proper drug 4 AS. Entanercept (Enbrel (etanercept)) is a TNF inhibitor. It acts on TNF- alpha the master regulator of inflammation. it is a Cytokine that is the factor in inflammation. Enbrel (etanercept) acts as a decoy and binds TNF-alpha, and decreases the inflammation and improves people with AS. There R others 2 choose from so a detailed work up is needed. ...Read more

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Is neuropathy a side effect of ankylosing spondylitis?

Is neuropathy a side effect of ankylosing spondylitis?

Not really: The only neurologic complications would be secondary to spinal cord issues but these are rare. I have personally never seen a neurologic complication in any of my ank spondy patients. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor is best to treat ankylosing spondylitis?

What kind of doctor is best to treat ankylosing spondylitis?

Rheumatologist: There is no cure but treatment exists that can change the lives of people with as. Whereas a progression to spine fusion and immobility was common in the past, current medications can lessen or even sometimes prevent such complications. The keys are early diagnosis and treatment by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Can having ankylosing spondylitis mean i'll need to change job?

Can having ankylosing spondylitis mean i'll need to change job?

Possibly: As can be an issue with bending and lifting. The treatment is aggressive moving / hep. Once you have stiffness, however, a job with minimal bending and twisting may be better for your performance requirements. ...Read more

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Epidural spinal injection side effects for ankylosing spondylitis?

No difference: Epidural injections can be done to relieve pain and inflammation from a number of spinal conditions; risks are the same. Tenderness at the injection site is common but doesn't last long. More serious problems such as bleeding, infection, or nerve damage are very rare but possible; these injections should only be done by trained physicians. ...Read more

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What types of job are ideal for someone with ankylosing spondylitis?

What types of job are ideal for someone with ankylosing spondylitis?

This depends on: Several factors including how symptomatic you are and how well you are responding to treatment if even getting any in the first place. It also depends how involved your spine and joints are in terms of not just pain butrange of motion. So any job could be available but if more advanced disease, a desk type job or less physically demanding one would be ideal. ...Read more

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What is the difference between spinal stenosis and ankylosing spondylitis?

What is the difference between spinal stenosis and ankylosing spondylitis?

Totally different: Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal due to osteoarthritic changes. Ank spondy is an inflammatory arthritis in which the inflammation is basically where ligaments attacks to the vertebral bodies. ...Read more

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What anti inflammatory food I should be eating for Ankylosing Spondylitis?

What anti inflammatory food I should be eating for Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Avoid trigger factor: Dairy free diet except yogurt & butter milk.
Balance of gut flora- good quality probiotics & yogurt
omega 3 fish oil
Nutrients-zinc, copper, borage seed oil & Vit E
Avoid night shade group of vegetables-
potato, tomato, egg plant, bell pepper & tobacco. Pineapple & ginger are anti inflammatory.
For pain relief gin soaked golden raisins- 9 raisins daily- Google for details. ...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


Dr. Michael Nelson
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Spondylitis (Definition)

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