Understanding Ankylosing Spondylitis Medications Topic Guide
Ankylosing Spondylitis Medications: Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis that affects the spine, sacroiliac joints and leg joints. Symptoms include low back pain, eye pain, and pain and tenderness of the joints, ribs, shoulder blades, hips, thighs, and bony points of the spine. Since ankylosing spondylitis is incurable, treatment focuses on lessening pain and keeping mobility with exercise, heat and cold, and the use of various medications.
Ankylosing Spondylitis, Radiologic Perspective Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of progressive arthritis that leads to chronic inflammation of the spine and the area where the spine joins the pelvis (sacroiliac joints). Symptoms and signs of ankylosing spondylitis include lower back pain and the loss of side-to-side movement in the lumbar spine. Radiographs aid in diagnosis and may show sacroiliitis, syndesmophyte formation, fractures, pseudoarthrosis, entheopathy, protrusion of the femur head into the pelvis, and progressive fibrosis. Treatment involves exercise and painkillers.
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