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.

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I'm 35 year old and from last 8 year's I have ankylosing spondylitis. My hight is 5'7" and my weight is 55 kg. How I can get some weight and be healthy?

BMI 19.7 (normal) according to the numbers you provided, normal range for body mass index is between 18.5 and 25, yours is on the lower side of the normal range, better keep it this way given that you have ankylosing spondylitis, your best bet with this condition is to keep moving and exercise as much as you can, good luck. Read more...

I have ankylosing spondylitis and have experienced a tender vertebra for the last 6 months. Could this be progressive AS? Other AS symptoms are mild.

Possibly. With A/S your vertebral joints cannot heal as quickly when strained, hence, become inflamed and tender more easily. Speak with your rheumatologist about reducing the inflammation with alternative (turmeric) or prescription agents NSAIDS. Pain docs can also inject specific joints to ease your burden. TNS units, topical anti inflammatory (flector patch) agents can help too. Read more...
Potentially . There are several reasons a person can have increased pain if they have AS, including a "flare up" of the AS, a vertebral fracture, or the development of a condition known as spinal stenosis being among the most common possibilities. Don't hesitate to be seen and potentially getting an MRI to see the likely cause in your case. Read more...

I have ankylosing spondylitis from 2007. I take nucoxia 90 everyday. But my pain is increasing from last one week in my lower back on right si joints?

May need new drug. Nicosia 90 is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.It relieves pain and inflammation but does change the underlying disease. You need to see a Rheumatologist to see if you are a candidate for the newer anti tumor necrosis drugs which do change the disease. Read more...

Hi there, I have been diagnosed with Ankylosing spondylitis. In the last 15 months I've had trouble lifting my right leg towards my chest (put pants o?

Consistent symptom. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the axial skeleton which causes back pain and progressive stiffness of the spine. It can also cause shoulder and hip discomfort and hand/foot arthritis and limit normal movement of these joints. Your symptoms are consistent with this diagnosis. Regular follow-up with a rheumatologist and AS support groups can help manage symptoms. Read more...
ANK SPONDYLITIS. AS is an autoimmune disease that can be tough to manage . You need a good Rheumatologist , full exam and lab work up. Also Mri of cervical and lumbar spine to assess your anatomy. There are several medications that are effective. If you have a bulging disc steroid epidural injection may help. I would seek prompt evaluation to assess what is underlying your symptoms. Read more...

Breathing problems and chest wall restriction from ankylosing spondylitis. I have no idea how to fix this. Its steadily gotten worse over last years.

Go to an expert. You probably should go to either a pulmonologist or rheumatologist who can point you in the best direction. It may be that they can get you on some therapy either medical or physical to offset some of you symptoms. Read more...
Complex. See a lung specialist, you will need physical therapy, and probably be seen by an orthopedist. An echocardiogram should also be done. Read more...