Ankylosing Spondylitis, Radiologic Perspective Topic Guide

Ankylosing Spondylitis, Radiologic Perspective 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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Ankylosing Spondylitis, Radiologic Perspective Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

celecoxib (oral) Celecoxib (oral)

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

etanercept Etanercept

Etanercept is a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker. It works by decreasing TNF, a protein produced by the immune system to helps the body fight infections....learn more »

sulfasalazine Sulfasalazine

Sulfasalazine affects a substance in the body that causes inflammation, tissue damage, and diarrhea...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). Indomethacin works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...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 »

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 »