Ankylosing Spondylitis, Neurologic Perspective (cont.)
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What Are Potential Neurological Complications of Ankylosing Spondylitis?
Neurological complications include C1-C2 subluxation (partial displacement of the first and second cervical vertebrae), a tendency for spinal fractures with minor trauma, spinal stenosis (narrowing) in the cervical (neck) or lumbar (low back) regions, chronic inflammatory cauda equina (compression of the low back nerve roots that causes paralysis and cuts off sensation to the legs), and radiculopathy (shooting pain caused by pressure on the nerves) secondary to fracture or compression of the nerve roots.
Ankylosing Spondylitis Surgery
Surgical treatment may be necessary for some complications of ankylosing spondylitis.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/21/2017
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