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I quit swimming 1.5 yrs ago due to pain from degenerated discs + spondylitis. My back hurts after only 2 10 min swims. Do I have to give up swimming?
My friend is suffering from spondylitis and used to ve flesh tb, it seems like her pain is getting worst and she is only 17.Any help to ease her pain?
Hard to understand: If you are speaking of an auto-immune spondylitis, then she needs to be under the care of a pain specialist or a internest or rheumatologist or a good pcp. At 17 a lot of thought and care should be given to pain management. If this is auto-immune, sometimes the pain will be controlled by the drug used to modify the disease. I did not understand the part about tb. ...Read more
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
Nature of the diseas: Extension exercises usually help. Flexion activities usual aggrevate. ...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
How would a Dr distinguish between ankylosing spondylitis and costochronditis? Or, when would AS be suspected in chest pain?
Very different: They're very different: AS generally causes lumbo-sacral pain (that's low back) whereas costochondritis causes pain the costo-chondral junctions which are located in front, upper chest, 2 inches to the left and right of the sternum (breastbone). These are sore to compression in CC. AS is often assoc with a + blood test (for HLA-B27). CC has no blood test. Both improve with NSAIDs like ibuprofen. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis but don't see RA till Oct what can I do for the pain in the meantime?
Many things.: You should start an exercise program tailored to the disease. Maybe see a physical therapist. Your dose of naproxen should be maxed out- 550 BID or you should consider moving to a different agent such as indomethacin. Additional agents such as acetaminophen or low dose narcotics may be added. See the national ankylosing Spondylitis Society on line for a lot of info..... ...Read more
Flexibility-Core: You want to do a complete and diverse program beginning with flexibility and postural ones to avoid becoming "fused" in a bent over position leading to increased muscular pain in that case. Cardiovascular and core strengthening will help in general while producing your own pain relievers called endorphins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several ways: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
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