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Ankylosing Spondylitis, Orthopedic Perspective Topic Guide

AS, Orthopedic Perspective AS, Orthopedic Perspective:

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammation of the joints where the spine and pelvis fit together. This form of arthritis is most common among people with northern European ancestry under 40 years old. The specific cause is unknown, but the symptoms include low back pain. Medication can ease symptoms, and sometimes surgery in indicated.

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AS, Orthopedic Perspective Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

celecoxib (oral) Celecoxib (oral)

Celecoxib is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)...learn more »

etanercept Etanercept

Etanercept is a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker that is used to treat:

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infliximab Infliximab

Infliximab reduces the effects of a substance in the body that can cause inflammation...learn more »

diclofenac Diclofenac

Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This medicine works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation...learn more »

sulfasalazine Sulfasalazine

Sulfasalazine is used to treat ulcerative colitis (UC), and to decrease the frequency of UC attacks. Sulfasalazine will not cure ulcerative colitis, ...learn more »

tolmetin Tolmetin

Tolmetin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »

indomethacin Indomethacin

Indomethacin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)...learn more »

sulindac Sulindac

Sulindac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Sulindac works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »