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Spondylitis In Children
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 more
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
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
See details.: The major symptom is pain. Early in the disease course the pain is worse at rest and improved with activity. With time, unless this is aggressively treated, calcifications of the spinal ligaments will lead to irreversible loss of motion. Spondylitis can also cause cardiac, pulmonary and peripheral arthritic issues. ...Read more
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
Inflamation: Spondylitis means inflamation and spondylosis the most common codition indicates degenerative changes of the cervical spine (facet joints, degenerated intervertebral disc, bone spurs, narrowing of the foramina and spinal stenosis)they are several forms from very little involment to severe degree. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Cervical spondylitis refers to inflammation of the joints in the cervical spine. This is often manifest by pain. The question is what is the cause of this? A common cause is ankylosing sponydylitis an inflammatory process that affects other parts of the body. Another cause is degenerative or 'wear and tear'. If the spondylitis is severe and there is nerve root impingements surgery may be needed. ...Read more
Symptoms: Treatment is based on symptoms, neurological exam, as well as radiographic findings. Pure neck pain is generally treated conservatively. The presence of nerve root or spinal cord compression is important to consider as well as symptoms of weakness and/or numbness which could change the type of treatment. This all needs to be discussed with his doctor. If minimal symptoms, no treatment is needed. ...Read more
Refer to answer: Psoriatic spondylitis refers to inflammation of the sacro-iliac joints and the spine and is one manifestation of psoriatic arthritis. The primary symptoms are chronic low back pain and stiffness. Hip involvement can also be seen. It is one form of what are known as spondyloarthropathies, which include anklylosing spondylitis, reactive arthrtis, arthritis with inflammatory bowel disease, etc. ...Read more
This is from spondylitis.org:
You and your doctor can decide which of the following medications, if any, are best for you.
NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are still the cornerstone of treatment and the first stage of medication in treating the pain and stiffness associated with AS. ...Read more
Conservative: Treament with NSAIDs if no contraindication to this (like ulcer history, etc.), Physical therapy, home exercises that you learn at therapy. That is only if the cervical spondylosis/spondylitis is causing you any sypmtoms. Pay attention to proper body mechanics. Stay away from tobacco, keep a healthy weight. Most people don't have symptoms from spondylosis, which starts during our 2nd decade. ...Read more
The one you like: There is no best mattress for cervical spondylitis. The type of mattress depends more on how you sleep, generally softer for side sleepers, firmer for back and stomach sleepers. More important for neck pain is a proper pillow. Generally a thicker pillow for side sleepers to keep your spine in a neutral position. You need to try them out and see what feels best. ...Read more
The group includes: ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis (formerly reiter's syndrome), psoriatic arthritis, juvenile spa, enteropathic arthritis (spondylitis/arthritis associated with inflammatory bowel disease), and undifferentiated spa.
These tend to be chronic conditions but are ofte namenable to treatment. ...Read more
Information for you: The terms can be confusing and there are several different conditions that may be involved. To help you sort it out try these websites: http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/ankylosing-spondylitis-and-other-spondyloarthritis-beyond-the-basics and http://www.Rheumatology.Org/practice/clinical/patients/diseases_and_conditions/spondylarthritis_ (spondylarthropathy). ...Read more
Spondylosis is a: Term referring to the natural aging process of the spine that does not necessarily lead to any symptoms while spondylitis refers to an inflammatory condition causing pain with associated degenerative changes occuring as a result of that inflammation which can be from multiple causes. ...Read more
Inheritance and a...: Genetics play a most important role, together with an inciting trigger, usually a gut or venereal infection. The gene most associated with this is hla-b27, but hla-b40/41 is second. In african american's b7 is more common. Spondylitis requires systemic drugs to treat, not only nsaids like alleve. ...Read more
There is no cure.: Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease involving the back. It can also involve other organs of the body as well and has no cure. There are, however, medications which are extremely effective in controlling the disease and limiting or even eliminating all symptoms. You need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Does spondylitis gets cured with exercises (without medicine) with time. I do yoga exercises for spondylitis.
I can't take my si dysfunction I don't want to live like this anymore! I'm starting to think I have anklosing spondylitis! Lots of symptoms.
Treat depresssion: Possible confirm your suspicions see a rheumatologist for confirmation pelvis or ct scan xray and bone scan complete si joint work up si joint dys function is a term used in pt and alternative care it is not a allopathic diagnosis as has proven effective treatments like. Enbrl si joint pain can be frustrating but treatment sucess follows an acurate diagnosis rule out hip /lumbar disc patholgy ...Read more