Spondylitis

Four Exercises to Do During Your Spondylitis Surgery Recovery
Many people probably associate recovery from spondylitis surgery with long periods of bed rest. While this is certainly an important part of the process, it is also critical to get moving as soon as you are able to. If you have spine surgery as part of your spondylitis treatment, your physician or surgeon...

Three Exercises for Spondylitis
Spondylitis is the term physicians use to refer to several chronic conditions, including ankylosing spondylitis, that cause swelling and inflammation in the spine’s vertebrae and joints. If you have been diagnosed with spondylitis and are dealing with stiffness, limited range of motion, abnormal curvature...

Spondylitis Diagnosis and Treatment
Affecting only 200,000 people every year, spondylitis is the term used by physicians to describe several arthritis-based conditions that cause inflammation and swelling in the spine’s vertebrae and joints. When a patient develops spondylitis, the inflammation in their vertebrae eventually causes the...

Spondylitis Symptoms and Treatment
Spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that causes swelling and inflammation in the spine’s vertebrae and joints, called facet joints. The symptoms related to this condition can be disruptive to a good quality of life, affecting your relationships, your job and your pastimes. By learning more about...

Spondylitis Symptoms and Causes
Spondylitis is the term physicians use to describe a range of inflammatory spine conditions, such as ankylosing spondylitis, that cause pain, mobility problems and spinal deformity. Spondylitis starts with inflammation of the spine’s vertebrae, which leads to compression of the facet joints in the...

Spondylitis Causes and Treatment
It can be confusing for patients who are researching the causes and treatment of spondylitis due to the complexity of the condition. In fact, spondylitis is actually an umbrella term used to describe a number of conditions, such as ankylosing spondylitis, that cause swelling and inflammation in the spine’s...

Spondylitis Causes and Symptoms
Spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that affects the spine. This can be a very debilitating condition for those affected, causing pain and stiffness that makes it difficult to engage in regular activities. If this condition is affecting your life, it is important to seek treatment as soon as you can,...

Five Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment Options
Ankylosing spondylitis is an uncommon form of progressive arthritis that can cause your spinal joints to become inflamed and swollen and even fuse the vertebrae together in severe cases. Over time, your spinal flexibility may gradually decline, which can result in an unnatural spinal curvature that leads...

What to Expect from an Ankylosing Spondylitis Prognosis
Your ankylosing spondylitis prognosis can be best explained by your physician. That’s because the course of this relatively rare form of spinal arthritis can vary significantly among patients. Some people have severe, chronic pain that limits their mobility, while others experience only occasional,...

Five Spondylitis Surgery Alternatives
Spondylitis surgery is generally reserved for only the most severe cases of this condition. For a large number of people, nonsurgical treatments are very effective for reducing the pain and stiffness associated with spinal joint inflammation. This condition, which is also known as ankylosing spondylitis,...

10 Questions to Ask Before Starting Spondylitis Treatment
Ankylosing spondylitis treatment is usually designed to help manage symptoms caused by spinal inflammation, such as pain and stiffness, and to prevent or delay the onset of complications that can include irreversible joint damage. This relatively common form of spondyloarthritis rarely requires surgery,...

Indications of Spondylitis You Should Not Ignore
Ankylosing spondylitis is a common form of spondyloarthritis, a family of conditions that have overlapping symptoms including inflammation of the spine, pelvis and other parts of the body. The specific types of spondyloarthritis, such an ankylosing spondylitis, are classified based on their most predominant...

Spondylitis Treatment Alternatives
Spondylitis treatment generally focuses on relieving the pain and stiffness associated with the inflamed spinal vertebrae and joints that come with this condition. Also known as ankylosing spondylitis, spondylitis is a relatively rare type of arthritis that can lead to vertebral fusion, impaired mobility...

7 Tips To Ease Spondylitis Pain During Long Car Rides
Spondylitis, also known as ankylosing spondylitis, is a type of arthritis that causes back pain and stiffness, among many other symptoms. Because sitting is a static posture that stresses the spinal anatomy and the muscles that support it, staying seated for an extended period of time — such as during...

When Do You Need Spondylitis Treatment?
Spondylitis treatment attempts to relieve associated pain and stiffness while preventing the condition from progressing. Prompt treatment is important because spondylitis — or ankylosing spondylitis — can eventually lead to vertebral fusion and irreversible joint damage, which can severely limit...

Dangers of Not Treating Spondylitis
Spondylitis is a type of arthritis that affects the spinal vertebrae and facet joints. It is more commonly known by the term ankylosing spondylitis. This progressive condition can cause vertebral swelling and lead to chronic joint inflammation, especially in the lower back and the sacroiliac joint, which...

Three Exercises for Spondylitis Treatment
After diagnosing the condition, a doctor will often incorporate some form of exercise into a spondylitis treatment plan. This is because exercise can benefit spine health by promoting good posture, enhancing flexibility, increasing strength and contributing to weight loss. Many with spondylitis who exercise...

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