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Whats ankylosing spondilitis?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that can cause some of the vertebrae in your spine to fuse together. This fusing makes the spine less flexible and can result in a hunched-forward posture.
A severe case of ankylosing spondylitis can make it impossible for you to lift your head high enough to see forward.

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Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that can cause some of the vertebrae in your spine to fuse together. This fusing makes the spine less flexible and can result in a hunched-forward posture.
A severe case of ankylosing spondylitis can make it impossible for you to lift your head high enough to see forward.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Inherited spine arth

As is an inherited inflamatory condition affecting the sacroilac joints, the spine, shoulders and hips.
(the axial skeleton!) it is associated with the hla-b27 gene, and to a lesser extent b40 and several other immune genes. Most people have peripheral enthesopathy at some point: plantar fasciitis, heel pain, achilles' tendinitis. Eye problems can occur, specifically iritis and conjuctivitis.

In brief: Inherited spine arth

As is an inherited inflamatory condition affecting the sacroilac joints, the spine, shoulders and hips.
(the axial skeleton!) it is associated with the hla-b27 gene, and to a lesser extent b40 and several other immune genes. Most people have peripheral enthesopathy at some point: plantar fasciitis, heel pain, achilles' tendinitis. Eye problems can occur, specifically iritis and conjuctivitis.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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