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How effective is exercise and stretching for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

How effective is exercise and stretching for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

Effective: Exercises is very important and beneficial complementary option for Ankylosing spondylitis. swimming, and using exercise ball are good option. you also need to follow up with your rheumatologist for therapeutic modalities ...Read more

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Ankylosing Spondylitis (Definition)

-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 ...Read more


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How effective are disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

How effective are disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

Mainly Biologic DMAR: The biologic DMARDs are bioloigical disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. These type of DMARDS are effective in ankylosing spondykiitis (AS). The non biologic DMARDs in scientific studies have not shown much efficacy. You can discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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How effective is celecoxib (Celebrex) for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

How effective is celecoxib (Celebrex) for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

May help pain: Celebrex (celecoxib) can relieve some of the symptoms, but will not change the anatomical issues. Physical therapy has a much better chance of assisting you. ...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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How effective are TNF inhibitors for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

TNF inhibitors: Tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-blocking therapy has been used successfully in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis. ...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