it's also known as "BAMBOO SPINE DISEASE"... does anyone who know about this? thanks!
Ankylosing spondylitis is a disease that causes inflammation of the joints between the spinal bones, and the joints between the spine and pelvis.
Your doctor may prescribe nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce inflammation and pain.
Corticosteroid therapy or medications to suppress the immune system may also be prescribed. Drugs called TNF-inhibitors (etanercept, adalimumab, infliximab), which block an inflammatory protein, have been shown to improve the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis.
Some health care professionals use drugs that block cell growth (cytotoxic drugs) in people who do not respond well to corticosteroids or who are dependent on high doses of corticosteroids.
Surgery may be done if pain or joint damage is severe.
You will need to discuss your treatment options with your doctor.
See: https://www.drugs.com/enc/ankylosing-spondylitis.html for more information.
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