What is the best way to treat ankylosing spondylitis?

It depends. It depends somewhat of the severity of the disease but TNF agents such as Enbrel or Remicade (infliximab) are the mist effective therapies. .

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What kind of doctor is best to treat ankylosing spondylitis?

Rheumatologist. 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...

What is ankylosing spondylitis and how is it treated?

It is a . An autoimmune immunologic disease of skeletal system primarily affecting the spine that causes severe inflammation leading to pain & leads to an auto fusion of the spine which can lead to a deformity with the bone losing density & more susceptible to fracture due to stiffness & decreased density diagnosed by blood testing & x-rays with treatment range : pt & medication as well as surgery. Read more...

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...

How do you treat back pain from ankylosing spondylitis?

Several ways. This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. Read more...

Is there anyone reading this that may treat the auto immune diseases ankylosing spondylitis or reiter's?

Most rheumatologists. These problems are generally best treated by rheumatologist, although astute internists, family practioners, may do a good job if trained in the uses of medicine to treat these problems. Most of my practice in rheuamtology are patients with overlap spodyloarthritis! Read more...

Can Ankylosing Spondylitis effect the thoracic spine more so than the sacral? If so what imaging would be best for diagnosis? I'm HLA-B27 pos - NO Dx

Yes. The disease is- -unpredictable. Early sign is decreased chest expansion, then it can effect SI joints, entire spine but more so cervical & thoracic. Also there is about 10% false positive tests using HKA-B27. So look @ chest expansion as the earliest sign of true AS. Read more...