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Dr. Michael Nelson
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Spondylitis (Overview)

An inflammatory condition of the spine such as ankylosing spondylitis. Spondy = spine & -itis = inflammation.


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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

Dr. Michael Nelson
229 doctors shared insights

Spondylitis (Overview)

An inflammatory condition of the spine such as ankylosing spondylitis. Spondy = spine & -itis = inflammation.


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What are the symptoms of spondylitis?

What are the symptoms of spondylitis?

Backache: Morning stiffness back pain with extension sometimes as spurs grow and inflammation increases nerve irritation from stenosis will cause leg forward curving with ankylosing. ...Read more

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Living with Ankylosing Spondylitis (Checklist)

Stay on meds that will keep the disease from progressing
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Exercise and stretch daily
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Walk daily
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Stay close to your ideal weight
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There is a click sound when i then my neck, is this normal, or it is sign of spondylitis?

There is a click sound when i then my neck, is this normal, or it is sign of spondylitis?

Probably benign : A click sound in your neck maybe from degenerative disc disease, or arthritis. Could possibly be something more serious as well. If there is no pain in your neck, or pain going down your arms, then it is probably a benign process. It is wise to see your primary care physician to see if there are any imaging studies needed to evaluate it further. ...Read more

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What tests do they do to diagnosis for spondylitis?

It depends: Assuming you are referring to ankylosing spondylitis, the first step is a thorough history and physical by a qualified specialist. If warranted, xrays may be taken to look at the sacroiliac joints and/or lumbar spine. Mri of the si joints/spine may also be useful early in the disease. There are also some blood tests that may be part of a workup, though nothing specific for as. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose ankylosing spondylitis ?

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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How to cure descendig spondylitis to 23 years aged male?

How to cure descendig spondylitis to 23 years aged male?

See rheumatologyst: First need the proper diagnosis.2d you may be reffwering to the diagnosis of ankilosing spondilitis, and if that is the case there are now several knew biological agents than can control the symptoms ver well.Need to see a rheumatogyst dr for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Have backpain. Probably sacroilitis from the location of the pain. Need to test for ankylosing spondylitis? Hla gene?

Have backpain. Probably sacroilitis from the location of the pain. Need to test for ankylosing spondylitis? Hla gene?

Maybe: Back pain is a very common symptom. It does not always mean a spinal disease and can be as simple as overuse. It does not always require testing to determine the cause. Pain from a. S. Is typically worse at rest and improves with activity. See your doctor for a definite answer. ...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

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Please let me know if there is a cure for diseases of the spine called spondylosis and spondylitis?

It may: Spondylolysis is a fracture of part of a vertebra. It could heal on its own over a six week period. Spondylisthesis involves a fracture of a vertebra that slips out of the vertebral column. See an orthopedic spine specialist for differentiation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can spondylitis cause overall general weakness?

Can spondylitis cause overall general weakness?

It can but is --: -usually through pain when U strain, such as lifting, bending sit 4 long times or in the am. It's the symptoms manifested through the disease that makes U feel weak. ...Read more

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How do complementary doctors treat ankylosing spondylitis?

BE CAREFUL: As can be a serious disease and when progressive the spine can begin to fuse together. This makes chiropractic manipulation potential dangerous, accupuncture, massage, physical therapy under physician's orders and with therapists who know as, and aquatic therapy are options. ...Read more

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How is spondylitis treated?

How is spondylitis treated?

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

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Treatment options for spondylitis ?

Treatment options for  spondylitis ?

Exercise & medicatio: The dominate treatment in early and later stages is conditioning and strengthening exercises. This is essential to maintain your mobility and help in l pain control. Pt to instruct in maintaining proper posture and breathing exericses to maintain or enhance lung capacity is important. The use of assistive devices. The use of nsaid, steriods dmards and anti-tnt-alpha drugs may be beneficial. ...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 do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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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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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