A very common kind of arthritis that affects the spine is Spondylitis, which is of various types. The most common kinds of symptoms that one experiences here include pain in both the tendons and the ligaments, trouble inducing physical exercises and sitting makes it worse. Besides the pain and swelling, there is also a lot of stiffness in these areas. Dizziness is also common.
HOW IS SPONDYLITIS DIAGNOSED?
An Orthopedic diagnoses Spondylitis by performing a physical exam and imaging tests such as X-ray, MRI and blood test to check for inflammation.
HOW IS SPONDYLITIS TREATED?
The treatment for spondylitis is multifold. It usually includes pain killer to manage pain along with physiotherapy and massage to provide relief from stiffness. Light exercises are suggested and braces for support or other similar devices are recommended. Surgery is sometimes mandatory if damage is acute.
DID YOU KNOW?
Maintaining proper sleeping positions and good posture is important in preventing Spondylitis