Spondylarthritis: Inflammation of one or more spine joints.
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causes, and treatments of Spondylarthritis is available below.
Symptoms of Spondylarthritis
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Treatments for Spondylarthritis
- Treatment of ankylosing spondylitis depends on the severity and duration of the symptoms, and extra-articular manifestations. No drug treatment has been proven to modify the course of the disease, although the newer TNF blockers may have potential to do this. Treatments include:
- Explanation - Education plays an important role in arthritis management
- Rest - during bouts of active inflammation
- Exercise - graduated exercise program recommended to maintain good joint function
- Physiotherapy - can assist with regaining and maintaining joint function
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Causes of Spondylarthritis
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Spondylarthritis: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Spondylarthritis: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Clinical Trials for Spondylarthritis
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Types of Spondylarthritis
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Definitions of Spondylarthritis:
Arthritis that affects one or more of the intervertebral joints in the spine
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
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