Ankylosing Spondylitis – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment At Home & More

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Ankylosing Spondylitis Definition

‘Ankylosing spondylitis is one of the wide forms of arthritis. Its due to the inflammation of the spine and sacroiliac joints. Ankylosing spondylitis is specified by a chronic stiffening of several joints and ligaments causes severe pain and reduced mobility of the spine.’


What Is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a wide type of arthritis and is common in men than women. It is an inflammatory disease causing inflammation between the vertebrae that induce chronic pain. Ankylosing spondylitis can also cause a new bone growth between the vertebrae leading to the fusion over the time and making the spine fixed and immobile. Some cases of ankylosing spondylitis have been found to affect the eyes, heart, lungs and kidneys.


What Are symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis ?

The ankylosing spondylitis is a primary symptoms are dull pain and muscles stiffness in the morning after waking up or a period of rest. For long time the ankylosing spondylitis symptoms can get worse. The most of the ankylosing symptoms are;

* Neck pain and fatigue

* Reduced spine mobility

* Chest expansion

* Unintended weight loss

* Fever

* Pain in the buttocks and thigh

* Arthritis in the hips


Ankylosing Spondylitis associated with Causes:

The definite ankylosing spondylitis cause is yet to be uncertained, although a genetic link has been found in most of the people affected with ankylosing spondylitis have found with HLA – B27 gene. Some of the risk associated with ankylosing spondylitis factors causes are;

Sex – – men are more susceptible than women to the disease

Age - Ankylosing spondylitis mostly affects people in late in adolescence and early in adulthood.

Genetics – The HLA B27 genetic test are more suspected toankylosing spondylitis.


Diagnosis for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is mainly diagnosed with radiological changes in the sacroiliac joints and spine. There is no direct test for the direct ankylosing spondylitis diagnosis. The various diagnostic test used in the diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis are;

* MRI scans

* X – rays

* Blood tests to check CRP and ESR

* Genetic testing for the HLA – B27 gene

* Schober’s ankylosing spondylitis test


Treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis

There are several other types of arthritis and its is noncurable for ankylosing spondylitis, although the ankylosing spondylitis treatment undergoes a wide in managing the symptoms like reducing pain and prevention of development of the disease. Early detection and timely ankylosing spondylitis treatment is important for a better quality of life. The various treatment plan of ankylosing spondylitis are ;

MEDICATIONS FOR ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS:

Non – steroid anti – inflammatory drugs, opiod painkillers, disease – modifying anti – rheumatic drugs and analgesics are the most common form of medications.

ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SURGERY:

In severe case of ankylosing spondylitis surgery is offered as ankylosing spondylitis treatment. Surgical procedures are advised to fix severe flexion disortion.

ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS PHYSICAL THERAPY

Ankylosing spondylitis physiotherapy is an integral part of Ankylosing spondylitis treatment and is often advised with coexistance conventional treatments. Ankylosing spondylitis physical therapy is often suggested to people suffering from ankylosing spondylitis as it helps in better management of the symptoms like reducing pain and prevents from the development of the disease. Ankylosing spondylitis physiotherapy has also proved beneficial with strengthening the core muscles and spine, increasing the range of spine mobility through desired ankylosing spondylitis exercises. Regular practice and exercises is important to attaining the benefits of ankylosing spondylitis by physiotherapy.


Treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis at Home

The varied ankylosing spondylitis remedies at home treatment are;

* Regular practice and exercises as demonstrated by a physiotherapist and yoga

* Maintaining good posture while sitting, standing or sleeping

* Warm baths with Epsom salts would relax the muscles and provide relief

* Massage would give relieve the stress at Home


Prognosis for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is pretty complex disease as not much clear about the disease in terms of the symptoms and causes.The prediction of the disease is also pretty complex and very difficult to predict, the pain and symptoms that migh appear and disappear from time to time.

The severity of the pain also varies from the person to person, while some people don’t face such issues with their mobility and even have the disease come to a complete standard till, others are not lucky to have the disease progress into a disability.

some cases of ankylosing spondylitis is limited only to the sacroiliac joints and doesnot face more mobility problems, in others the disease can take a severe form pain and fusion with spinal vertebrae leads to complete muscle stiffness of the spine and reduced the mobility.

The most important thing to remember in ankylosing spondylitis is getting the timely medical attention from doctor and ankylosing spondylitis treatment to restrict the disease at early stages. Although, its non-curable for ankylosing spondylitis the people affected with it should not completely undergo treatment or it may causes a major disability.


CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS

Its common type of spondylosis affects the cervical vertebrae of the neck region.


THORACIC SPONDYLOSIS

It affects the upper back and it causes severe pain and stiffness.


LUMBAR SPONDYLOSIS

It affects the lower back and find the pain relief ,regain mobility.


MULTILEVEL SPONDYLOSIS

This type of spondylosis affects more than one region of the spine.


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