i am having stiffness in back upto neck & now i am getting bending is there any treatment for this if yes give details
Ankylosing Spondylitis Q & A
Hi, my diagnose is Ankylosing Spondilitis (AS). In the beginning I had a pain in the knee and hip joints. Than it moved to my neck and to the small of my back. First time that happened in 1993 when I was 20. At the moment the most of my time I don’t feel too much pain. But after some stress situation AS is being activated and at that time I need to use some medicaments (indomethacin and others). Also I’ m using bosswelia serata (Sallaki) which helps me a lot. 2 years ago my doctor (rheumatolog) prescribed my the injections HYALGAN and since than I received a lot of those injection in my knees and my hips. I don’t know how much those injections helped me, but they are really expensive. This is why I would like to ask you is it really necessary to me to use those injection to treat AS? I have read that those injection can be prescribed only for osteoarthritis of the knee. Is that true?
my 12 year old son has had pain in his ankles for about 3 years. he was recently in hospital for 2 weeks and they couldn’t find what was wrong with him from x-rays, ultra sounds, mri, blood test and urine test. his symptons were stiff and very painfull buttocks, knee and ankle pain on left side only,couln’t roll over in bed and found it hard to get out of bed and back into bed, high tempeture, tiredness, pain in the groin and heart area occasionly.he also had gravel rash from 10 days before hospitization that wouldn’t heel and got infected with puss right up to he went to hospital and was givin antibiotics.although it took him 5 weeks to walk without crutches he still gets stiff at night during sleep. could this be ankylosing spondylitis?
My brother has AS since he was in his 20’s and he is getting worse. Please let me know who would be the best to treat him. Thank You