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Spondylarthritis: Introduction

Spondylarthritis: Inflammation of one or more spine joints. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Spondylarthritis is available below.

Symptoms of Spondylarthritis

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
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Spondylarthritis: Related Patient Stories

Causes of Spondylarthritis

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Spondylarthritis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Spondylarthritis

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Spondylarthritis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Spondylarthritis

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Spondylarthritis: Rare Types

Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:

Spondylarthritis: Animations

Research about Spondylarthritis

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Clinical Trials for Spondylarthritis

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Spondylarthritis: Broader Related Topics

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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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