Ankylosing Spondylitis ( रीड की हड्डी में जकड़न )


Also called: Bechterew's disease

An inflammatory arthritis affecting the spine and large joints.

Common

More than 10 million cases per year (India)

    • Treatable by a medical professional
    • Requires a medical diagnosis
    • Lab tests or imaging always required
    • Medium-term: resolves within months

    RequiredChronic: can last for years or be lifelongThe condition is more common among men and usually begins in early adulthood.

    Symptoms typically appear in early adulthood and include reduced flexibility in the spine. This reduced flexibility eventually results in a hunched-forward posture. Pain in the back and joints is also common.

    Treatment includes medication, physiotherapy and in rare cases, surgery.

Symptoms

Requires a medical diagnosis

Symptoms typically appear in early adulthood and include reduced flexibility in the spine. This reduced flexibility eventually results in a hunched-forward posture. Pain in the back and joints is also common.

People may experience:

Pain circumstances: can occur during rest
Joints: back joint dysfunction, stiffness, or tenderness
Also common: arthritis, bone tissue formation, fatigue, hunched back, in flamed tendons, physical deformity, or stiffness