Best care for ankylosis spondylitis?

NSAIDS. 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. .
Rheumatology. If this diagnosis is suspected or confirmed, a rheumatologist should be consulted, and should follow the patient regularly.
Depends. Ankylosing spondylitis has a variable presentation in each case from intermittant mild pain to continuous severe pain. The "best care" therefore depends upon what category yours falls into. This can range from NSAIDS to newer bioeffective agents. This condition is best handled by a rheumatologist who can customize your treatment for comfort and limiting long term complications.

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I have family history of ankylosis spondylitis. What are the tests to do to know if I'm going to have this disease or not.?

Blood test. There is a blood test (hla-b27) that correlates with ankylosing spondylitis, but it is not perfect: some with as are negative, and some people with positive test do not have as. History, examine and a pelvic x-ray may make the diagnosis (or not). Talk to your doctor or see a rheumatologist. Read more...
Do not test. I do not encourage people get tested unless they have symptoms. The blood test one does is to check for the presence of the hla-b27 antigen. However, if you do inherit this gene, there is only about 1 30% chance of developing a disease associated with the gene. Finally disease associated with the gene are not less common in females than in males. Read more...

What about surgery way for treatment ankylosis spondylitis?

Depends on problem. Sx will not cure ankylosing spondylitis but if neurologi symptoms are getting worse it may be necessary. Additional risk factors are present when doing surgery on patients with as. Read more...

My dad suffers from ankylosis spondylitis. And I am 33yrs old and startred having limitation in my neck movement. Will I suffer the same disease?

It is possible.... However, there is no need to guess, call your doctor and be evaluated..... Read more...
Possibly. Ankylosing spondylitis seems to have a genetic link with hlab27 genetic markers . Ankylosing spondylitis can start at an early age and there are telltale signs on x-rays and MRI scans of the spine. Early diagnosis is useful because there are potential interventions that can attenuate the course of the disease-check with a rheumatologist. Read more...

I can breath through stomach but can not expand chest can ankylosis spondylitis cause this?

It could B, as- -the earliest sign of AS is loss of chest expansion . There R many other findings also both lab ( HLA-B21) and X-ray findings. U should start by seeing an orthopedic surgeon & get referrals if needed. Read more...

I can breath through my stomach and breath deep no pain but when I expand my chest it hurts a little I have ankylosis spondylitis?

A.S. often causes. inflammation of the rib cartilages. When your chest expands as you take a deep breath, the nerves that run along the ribs can send out pain signals to your brain. "Ouch!" You should talk to your doctor about this. The inability to take deep breaths & to cough when needed can interfere with normal lung function, making you winded and prone to chest infections. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. Read more...
Is the question is- - do I have AS? If so U need 2 C an orthopedic spine surgeon, fellowship trained, 4 a work up. The earliest sign of AS is decreased chest expansion. This is easy 2 measure, & a lab test 4 HLI-B27 also. Imaging is also important . So make an appt 2 B Cn..also early sign is SI joint involvement . Read more...
Still lung breathing. Maybe you had voice training as a youth and so you don't use move your chest wall as much when you breathe. As to your ankylosing spondylitis you might want to seek out care at Mayo Clinic or HSS in NY. Norman Cousins wrote a great book on his dealing with his AS called "Anatomy of An Illness". He was the former editor of The Atlantic. Good luck! Read more...

I have been having pain in the middle of my chest like chest bone and it feel like I have to breath through my stomach hard to expand my chest I have ankylosis spondylitis. I smoke 3 packs a day?

Emphysema! Everything else about your health is secondary to smoking cessation. What you describe is EMPHYSEMA, and smoking makes the AS worse too. How do you even find time to smoke 60 cigarettes in a day? Smokers have the worst excuses; "I've been smoking for XX years, I smoke too much now, It's my only vice..." It's just the drug addiction talking through you, making you see things unrealistically. Read more...