Doctors for Ankylosing Spondylitis in North Paravur, Kochi
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Ankylosing Spondylitis or AS is a type of arthritis that affects the spine. Common symptoms include pain and stiffness from the neck down to the lower back. Additionally, the spine's bones or vertebrae may grow or fuse together, resulting in a rigid spine. These changes may be mild or severe, and may lead to a stooped-over posture or hunched back.
HOW IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done based on the symptoms. Orthopedicians may confirm diagnosis via physical examination, X-rays of the back and pelvis, chest measurements while breathing and lab test results.
HOW IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS TREATED?
There are no treatments for this disease, but the symptomatic relief is possible. The following treatments may be done for reducing the discomfort and improving movement: • Physical and occupational therapy • Exercise • Medications • Surgical treatment for joint replacements
DID YOU KNOW?
Ankylosing spondylitis affects about 0.1%to 0.5% of the adult population, and is more common in men than women.