Spinal changes in ankylosing spondylitis
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Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that over time can cause certain small bones in your spine (vertebrae) to fuse together. This fusion makes the spine less flexible and can result in a forward arched posture. When the ribs are affected, it can be difficult to breathe deeply.Ankylosing spondylitis Treatment Hyderabad
- Ankylosing spondylitis affects men more often than women. Signs and symptoms usually begin in early adulthood. Inflammation can occur in other parts of your body as well – most often in your eyes.
- There is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis, but treatments can relieve your symptoms and potentially slow the progression of the disease.
The first signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis may be pain and stiffness in the lower back and hips, especially in the morning and after periods of inactivity. Neck pain and fatigue are also common. Symptoms may intermittently affect, get better, or stop over time.Ankylosing spondylitis Treatment Hyderabad
The most commonly affected areas are:
- The joint between the base of your spine and your pelvis
- The vertebrae in the lower back
- The places where your tendons and ligaments attach to bones, mostly in your spine but sometimes the back of your heel
- The cartilage between the sternum and ribs
- Your hip and shoulder joints
Ankylosing spondylitis has no known specific cause, although genetic factors appear to be involved. People with a gene called HLA-B27, in particular, have a significantly increased risk of developing ankylosing spondylitis. However, only a few people with the gene develop the disease.
Your gender: Men are more likely to develop ankylosing spondylitis than women.
Your age. Onset usually occurs in late adolescence or early adulthood.
Your inheritance. Most people with ankylosing spondylitis have the HLA-B27 gene. But many people who carry this gene never develop ankylosing spondylitis.Ankylosing spondylitis Treatment Hyderabad