Patients experiencing the below mentioned symptoms will require immediate
ankylosing spondylitis treatment.
Since the Ankylosing Spondylitis symptoms are quite similar to common back issues, people often put up with the pain for a while before consulting a doctor. It is very important to consult a specialist if you suspect that you have ankylosing spondylitis. Get in touch with us immediately, to get a diagnosis.
Ankylosing spondylitis is diagnosed by our qualified and experienced rheumatologist. The condition is diagnosed based on various factors, including patient history, physical examination, blood tests, MRI, and X-ray.
Various treatment options are available for the treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis
Angular deformities are corrected with this procedure, ends of the bone are generally realigned and healed over time. This is performed when the bone does not align like other bones of the body. Fusion surgery may also be performed for spine healing. It is a procedure where the damaged bones are reshaped.
In few cases, pressure may increase and can cause some severe signs and it may narrow the canals through which veins of spinal cord pass through, a decompression may be performed to release the pressure and also makes space for free movement. Narrowing of the spinal canal can cause severe pain and weakness in the legs and hands.
This procedure can be helpful in treating the deformities, and aids in providing permanent stability to the joint. Depending on the severity, metal implants may be embedded.
These are new treatment options that have been showing amazing results for cervical spondylitis treatment. They offer a more targeted approach for stopping inflammation, but are not considered suitable for everyone.
Physiotherapy is the most important part of ankylosing spondylitis treatment. A physiotherapist will put together various exercises to help improve muscle strength and maintain mobility in the various joints. It is extremely important to exercise the neck and back to avoid stiffness.
Some patients with severe cases of ankylosing spondylitis may require knee or hip replacement if they are badly affected.
Our Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology was started in 2015 and we have over the years treated patients with various rheumatology problems including ankylosing spondylitis. We will ensure you receive the best possible care for ankylosing spondylitis using a multidisciplinary approach.
Our team of highly experienced Rheumatologist and other allied specialist including Physiotherapist have immense experience in providing the finest ankylosing spondylitis treatment in Coimbatore.
Dr. K. S. Jayakumar is a Consultant in Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology of the Department of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital. He has over 25 years of experience and is a specialist in treating Ankylosing spondylitis.
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Exercise is the most important part of ankylosing spondylitis treatment. Other treatment options include medication, physical therapy, and maintaining a good posture.
Consult your doctor before you start any kind of exercise regimen. However, many people find relief with yoga, tai chi, water therapy, and other low impact exercises such as walking.
Bone fusion often occurs in patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis. But this pattern of fusion can be influenced using good postural habits.
Anti-TNF drugs are used in Ankylosing Spondylitis which seem to slow or stop radiographic progression. However, they are quite expensive and there is not enough long-term data to know how safe they are.
Though there is no complete cure for Ankylosing Spondylitis, a number of different medications and treatments are available that help manage the pain and reduce other symptoms of spondylitis pain.