Ankylosing Spondylitis (Bamboo Spine)

Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis featuring chronic inflammation of the spine and the sacroiliac joints.Ankylosing spondylitis belongs to a group of arthritis conditions that tend to cause chronic inflammation of the spine.Ankylosing spondylitis affects males two to three times more commonly than females.Ankylosing spondylitis is a cause of back pain in adolescents and young adults.The tendency to develop ankylosing spondylitis is genetically inherited.Ankylosing spondylitis is also a systemic disease, meaning it can affect tissues throughout the body, not just the spine. Accordingly, it can cause inflammation in and injury to other joints away from the spine manifest as arthritis, as well as to other organs, such as the eyes, heart, lungs, and kidneys.


*Symptoms Of Ankylosing spondylitis:

  • Dull ache,
  • Numbness,
  • Tingling,
  • Sharp pain,
  • Pulsating pain,
  • Pain with movement of the spine,
  • Pins and needles sensation,
  • Muscle spasm,
  • Tenderness,
  • Sciatica with shooting pain down one or both lower extremities,
  • Rash, and
  • Loss of continence of bowel or bladder.

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