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Ankylosing Spondylitis

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

It can be defined as an inflammatory disease that can cause some bones in the spine to heal. It is a type of arthritis that causes inflammation in some areas of the spine. Difficulty breathing may occur if the ribs are affected by this fusion. It makes the spine less flexible and creates a hunched posture.

What Are The Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis?

He has symptoms such as fever, neck pain, inflammation of the place where the tendon is attached to the bone (enthesitis), fatigue, loss of appetite, stiffness in the lower back and hip, anemia, mild eye inflammation, pain.

How Is Ankylosing Spondylitis Treated?

For the diagnosis of the disease, a physical examination is performed first and the history of the disease is listened. Then, it is diagnosed through examinations such as x-rays. After the diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis, the treatment process is planned according to the age and severity of the disease.
The treatment process is carried out primarily to reduce pain and stiffness and to prevent deformities. The treatment process begins with drugs such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and NSAIDs. Muscle strengthening exercises are supported by physical therapy applications.

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