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.
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.
I have ankylosing spondylitis and I'm looking for a cutting edge doctor that will listen to me and my body. I'm in southwest va, east tn area.
Look for a. Well-trained rheumatologist. A spinal specialist may also be helpful if you continue to experience back pain. Continuing meloxicam, physical therapy and home exercise programs are good initial options. Good luck.
See a rheumatologist. You need to see a rheumatologist they have the experience to treat that condition. Look for one on the medical section of the yellow pages or call the local medical society to recommend one for you.
Ankylosing spondylitis runs through the fem's in my family, I have symptoms, but all my doctor did was printed off some info and sent me away..
Seek another doc. While spondylitis is much more common in men if there is a family history it's important to be on the lookout for it. You should seek the input of a rheumatologist.
Have been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis...My age 23...My doctor put me on humira (adalimumab) for 1year. The year is end with dramatic response. Shall istop?
Long Term treatment. This condition at this point has no cure so treatment is often life long. Regular assessment by a rhuematologist is needed so the disease can be followed, reactions to medications monitored and referral to surgeons set up if problems arise (ie spinal stenosis, fractures, infections from immuno-supression etc).
Talk to your doc. If you come off the medicine you may relapse. Everybody responds differently. Sometimes you can off and go on nsaids.
Dear doctors, as a person with ankylosing spondylitis, could you tell about the price of tnf-inhibitors, such as etanercept, infliximab, adalimumab?
See below. They run about 4figures/month.---if you have not insurance, you may qualify to receive the drug for free directly from the pharmaceutical company. Talk to your rheumatologist about this.
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.
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.
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.
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!