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I'm 65, thin, exercise, but suffer from cervic. Spondy; arthritis in lower back region & knuckles. Does arthritis tend to lower life expectancy?
I doubt it: I you have no evidence of ankylosing spondylitis then you probable have osteo arthritis (oa) which may incapacitate you or other pts to the point of requiring replacement of joints like knee or hip later on in life but do not afect other organs, so life expectancy is not compromised. Complications from surgery or immunoregulators used for other arthritides may lower life expectancy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Hla-b27 negative.Worsening back pain, herniated discs &arthritis changes in back shown on 2 MRI 2 yrs apart. Could I have anklydosing spondy w/ neg. ?
Ankylosing Spondylit: The majority of as patients, including 95 percent of white patients, express the hla-b27 antigen and high levels of immunoglobulin a (iga) in the blood. The onset of the disease is typically between 15 and 25 years of age. In short the answer is yes you can have it with a negative hla-b27 but this is very rare compared to discogenic pain from the back. Also, your si joints are not involved? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are many types of arthritis. People born with a congenital abnormality like hip dysplasia, are more likely to get early onset arthritis. Trauma to a joint early in life can lead to arthritis. Some autoimmune diseases such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, ra, and lupus can present with early arthritis. A rheumatologist can help you sort this out. ...Read more
Inflammation: Arthritis is inflammation within a joint. The most common type is osteoarthritis which is a wear and tear arthritis. Another is rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune problem where the body attacks its own tissues. The common syptoms of arthritis is pain, swelling and stiffness in the affected joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cartilage damage: Arthritis is a progressive damage to the cartilage in your joints. It can be cause by several things including wear and tear, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis among others. When the cartilage is damaged, there is increasing pressure on the bone that leads to bone spurs. There is also an increase in the chemicals that trigger inflammation, which causes pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer