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Ankylosing Spondylitis Center

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a form of inflammatory arthritis that affects the spine. In severe ankylosing spondylitis, the disease causes new bone formation causing bones in the spine to fuse together.

Axial Spondyloarthritis Is Inflammatory Spinal Arthritis

Axial spondyloarthritis types, symptoms, how diagnosed and treated. AxSpA is spinal inflammatory arthritis; an underlying cause of back pain and neck pain.

Facts and Tips about Ankylosing Spondylitis

Who gets ankylosing spondylitis more frequently: males or females? Is exercise a good idea if you have AS? Learn the answers to those questions, plus read other facts and tips about this spinal condition.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Center

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect the spine; it's most common in the cervical spine. In the SpineUniverse Rheumatoid Arthritis Center, you'll learn the symptoms and signs so that you can recognize RA.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Center

The SpineUniverse Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Center provides you with important information about JIA, including its types, potential causes, and treatments.

Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Type of Spinal Inflammatory Arthritis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory spinal disease characterized by spinal joint pain and progressive stiffness in the neck and low back.

Medications to Treat Ankylosing Spondylitis

Though medicine cannot cure ankylosing spondylitis, it may reduce your pain and enable you to more fully participate in the activities you enjoy.

Common Ankylosing Spondylitis Questions

Spinal surgeon who answers questions about ankylosing spondylitis causes, AS pain and symptoms, and treatment options.

Pregnancy and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis and pregnancy raises questions about potential complications and need to adjust treatment before and after birth.

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Cervical Spine

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease that can affect C1 and C2; the cervical spine's atlantoaxial and atlanto-occipital joints in the upper neck. C1-C2 allow your head to pivot, look up, down and side to side. RA of the upper cervical spine is rare, but potentially serious.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Treatment

Many medications and other treatment options are available to help control inflammation, symptoms and enhance quality of life.

Ankylosing Spondylitis and Spine Surgery

Surgical treatment of ankylosing spondylitis is recommended to treat unstable spinal fractures, progressive spinal deformity (kyphosis), and/or neurological problems, such as abnormal reflexes and extremity weakness.

Non-Surgical Treatments for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis seldom requires spine surgery. Many nonoperative treatments include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, aquatic therapy, stretching, exercise, and posture training.

Ankylosing Spondylitis: Description and Diagnosis

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory arthritis condition that can affect the spine. Spine expert-written article on ankylosing spondylitis and how it's diagnosed.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Type of Spinal Inflammatory Arthritis

The type of juvenile idiopathic arthritis that affects the spine is ankylosing spondylitis. JIA is uncommon and may affect children ages 16 years and younger.

Current Research on Ankylosing Spondylitis

Researchers are hard at work trying to better understand ankylosing spondylitis: what causes it? Is there a genetic connection? How does understanding the causes help us better treat the disease? Covers recent research developments.

Common Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Questions

Four common questions about Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis are answered here.

Alternative Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Many people with rheumatoid arthritis find pain relief from alternative, complementary, integrative therapies that may include acupuncture, massage, relaxation therapy, and mind-body exercises like yoga.

Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis

The exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is not yet known, although scientists have identified factors that contribute to the disease.

What's the Difference Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis?

Patients connect rheumatoid arthritis with osteoarthritis because the conditions both have arthritis in their name. Arthritis is a term that encompasses many disorders. RA and osteoarthritis both fall under that term, but they are very different.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Potential Causes and Diagnosis

What is known about JIA is that it is a group of autoimmune disorders and that at least 2 factors are believed to be involved in the development of these diseases.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Symptoms May Include Painful, Swollen, Stiff Joints

The hallmark symptoms of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) are painful, swollen, stiff joints. In the spine, this type of inflammatory arthritis may affect the cervical spine; the neck.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Does It Affect Physical Appearance?

What happens to children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)? This article explains how JIA can affect physical appearance.

Complications of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)

The disease process of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) varies by type, disease activity, and severity. Usually, severity of symptoms fluctuates in a series of flares and remissions.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Different From Adult Rheumatoid Arthritis

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, JIA, causes painful joint inflammation throughout a young person's body, including the joints in the spine. JIA is not a child's version of rheumatoid arthritis that affects adults.

Anatomy of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Learn about the parts of joints, including how cartilage helps your bones move more easily (especially important to know for JIA).

Exams and Tests for Ankylosing Spondylitis

The diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) requires an in-depth review of your medical and family history, physical and neurological examinations, blood tests, and imaging studies, such as x-ray or MRI.

Ankylosing Spondylitis and Posture

People with ankylosing spondylitis need to focus on maintaining good spinal alignment. Square your shoulders, and keep your head relaxed and facing straight ahead. When standing, imagine your ears, shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles falling in a straight line.

Ankylosing Spondylitis: Treatment and Recovery

Treatment for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is aimed at relieving the patient's symptoms and preventing spinal deformity.

Exercise for Ankylosing Spondylitis

If you have ankylosing spondylitis, avoid the the “no pain, no gain” philosophy. Low- or no-impact activities, such as yoga, swimming, walking, or cycling are best for people with joint pain.

Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic disease that develops slowly.

Anatomy of Ankylosing Spondylitis

A solid understanding of your spinal anatomy will help you understand how ankylosing spondylitis (AS) affects your spine. Learn about the different spinal regions where AS can cause inflammation and fused bones.

Drugs and Medications for Rheumatoid Arthritis

There are many drugs and medications available to treat your rheumatoid arthritis, but they won't cure it. Over-the-counter drugs, including NSAIDs, and prescription medications, such as DMARDs, will help reduce joint pain and inflammation.

Non-Surgical Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Most patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be treated without spine surgery. The treatment plan is designed to control the disease, alleviate pain, and maximize quality of life.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Type of Spinal Inflammatory Arthritis

Information about spinal rheumatoid arthritis and treatment is featured.

Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

A characteristic of RA is it can affect any of the body’s joints, and symptoms range from mild to severe, and vary from episodic to chronic.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Surgery

Spine surgery may become necessary in patients with rheumatoid arthritis if RA causes extreme pain, severe weakness and spinal instability. A leading spine surgeon explains.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Glossary

Being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can mean learning a whole new vocabulary: subluxations, osteophyte, vertebral end plate, and more. Use this list as a handy reference for medical terms related to RA.

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most debilitating type of arthritis because it can cause deformity and disability. RA may affect the cervical spine and cause the facet joints in the neck to become inflamed and painful.

Spinal Inflammatory Arthritis Glossary

Spinal arthritis glossary of medical terms defines words doctors may use when discussing inflammatory spinal arthritis and related tests and treatment options.

Physical Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Physical therapy can help you manage your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms with a variety of passive therapies (such as head and cold therapy) and active therapies (including aerobic exercise).

Exams and Tests for Rheumatoid Arthritis

To diagnose rheumatoid arthritis, the doctor will run through several exams and tests.

Anatomy of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects joints, and it can be present in the spine.

Reduce Stress to Reduce Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Stress will exacerbate rheumatoid arthritis pain, so you need to know how to control it. This article includes ways to help reduce your stress, and in turn, reduce your symptoms.

Exercise and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Exercise is an essential part of relieving your rheumatoid arthritis pain. Exercise promotes joint health and muscle strength, and is even good for your mental health. Here's how to develop a program that's effective at managing your symptoms.

Common Rheumatoid Arthritis Questions

Brief answers to the most common RA questions so that you can get info fast.

Who Treats Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis?

Most patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis have a team of doctors working with them. The main doctor will most likely be a pediatric rheumatologist.

Spinal Inflammatory Arthritis

This article provides information about two types of spinal inflammatory arthritis.

Exams and Tests to Diagnose Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

A doctor diagnoses juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) by carefully examining the patient and his or her medical history, along with the results of laboratory tests. This article explains the exams and tests that diagnose JIA.

Surgery for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Seldom is surgery needed to treat ankylosing spondylitis, however, here are 4 indications your surgeon may consider before recommending spine surgery.
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