Ankylosing Spondylitis of the Spine

Arthritis of the spine, resembling rheumatoid arthritis, which may progress to bony ankylosis with lipping of vertebral margins; the disease is more common in the male, often with rheumatoid factor absent an the HLA antigen present. There is striking association with B27 tissue type and the strong familia aggregation suggest an important genetic factor.
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  • Gradual symptoms
  • Chronic pain and stiffness in the back
  • Pain is dull and diffuse
  • Referred pain to buttocks
  • Pain is severe at rest and improves with activity
  • Chronic inflammatory disease
  • Possible immune mechanism
  • Spine ROM and lower extremity stretching
  • Core stabilization exercises
  • General lower extremity strengthening
  • Posture program



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