Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis is one of many types of chronic inflammatory and degenerative arthritis, affect the spine Ankylosing Spondylitis. Especially affects the joints linking the vertebrae of the spine and the joints linking the spine and the pelvis. It can also affect other joints of the body. The joints are primarily inflamed and this can be followed by progressive stiffness and inflexibility.

It ultimately leads to the fusion of the spine, giving everlasting painful stiffness of the back. It is often called bamboo spine, as the spine be apt get stiff like a bamboo. This condition is more common in males as compared to females and usually occurs in persons between 16 to 40 years of age.

Ankylosing spondylitis can briefly be summarized as under:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis belong to a group of arthritis conditions which lean to cause chronic inflammation of the spine plus degeneration.
  • Ankylosing spondylitis is a reason of back pain in adolescents and young adults.
  • Affinity to develop Ankylosing spondylitis is hereditarily inherited.
  • The HLA-B27 gene can be detect in the blood of most patients with AS.
  • Ankylosing spondylitis can also affect eyes, lungs, heart and rarely the kidneys
  • The most favorable treatment of Ankylosing spondylitis involves medications that suppress immunity or reduce inflammation, physical therapy and exercise.
  • Homeopathy offers encouraging results, major disease control and pain relief.

Related conditions:

  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Arthritis associated with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

These conditions are together referred to as "spondyloarthropathies."

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