Help For Spondylitis With Injections


Although we do not know the reasons for inflammation at the spinal joints due to Ankylosing Spondilytis, which is a form of arthritis, help for spondylitis with injections have proved to produce remarkable results. More details are provided in the following news article. The pain and stiffness in the lower back due to Ankylosing Spondilytis is usually felt in the morning or after a period of inactivity. The spinal joints fuse together to cause extreme rigidity and stiffness in the backbone, and it becomes difficult to breathe, and severe pain occurs at any movement.
Simple blood tests and X-Ray scans can detect the disease. Causes of this ailment are not known, and anti-inflammatory drugs are the only method of relief. New injectable medications, approved for Ankylosing Spondilytis, have been observed to produce remarkable results.



Help For Spondylitis With Injections

Ankylosing spondylitis is a long-term disease that involves inflammation of the joints between the spinal bones, and the joints between the spine and pelvis. These joints become swollen and inflamed.

Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis that mainly affects the lower back. It causes inflammation and damage at the joints.


A person with ankylosing spondylitis commonly feels pain or stiffness in the lower back, especially in the morning or after periods of inactivity. Usually, back pain begins in the sacroiliac joint, between the spine and the pelvis. It works its way up the lower spine. With time, inflamed spinal joints can fuse or grow together, causing an extremely stiff, rigid backbone. This may make it difficult to take a deep breath. Almost any movement can become extremely painful.


There’s definitely a strong genetic element to this disease. Almost all people with ankylosing spondylitis have a genetic marker called HLA B27; a simple blood test can detect it. X-rays and MRI scans can show the disease in its later stages, but only about a decade after the symptoms have begun.


What causes ankylosing spondylitis? All we know is that the immune system is “overactive” in the spinal joints, causing inflammation. We don’t know why the immune system is provoked to cause this inflammation.


Unfortunately, there is no cure. The goal of treatment is to reduce joint pain and to prevent, delay or correct any damage or deformities of the spine and other joints.


Fortunately, today we have several effective medications: anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or sulfasalazine, pain relievers (such as acetaminophen), or methotrexate.


And the remarkable new injectable medications — adalimumab (Humira), etanercept (Enbrel), infliximab (Remicade) and golimumab (Simponi) — recently were approved for ankylosing spondylitis. These drugs appear to be more effective than older drugs for treating the condition.


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Ankylosing Spondilytis is a form of Arthritis, which causes severe pain and stiffness at the spinal joints. The joints become rigid and stiff due to the fusion of the spinal joints. Although simple blood tests and X-Ray scans can detect the disease after a certain period, exact causes of this stiffness and pain are unknown and anti-inflammatory drugs are the only methods of relief. A new method of help for spondylitis with injections has proved to be very effective for treating this condition. You might not be jumping for joy at the prospect of an injection or series of injections, but the aim of this treatment is to reduce joint pain and correct any damage to the spinal joints, so, if successful, you might be jumping for joy afterwards.



Ross Hauser MD demonstrates a Prolotherapy treatment to the low back, as done at Caring Medical and Rehabilitation Services in Oak Park, Illinois.




Another video about back pain relief for spondylitis by  Dr. Jayashree Srinivasan a board certified Neurosurgeon in Seattle with Neurosurgical Consultants.





Sometimes a vertebra can develop a defect, like a crack, on both sides of the bony ring of the spinal column. When that happens, the bone is weakened and cannot maintain its proper position. This video is from the DePuy Synthes Companies.






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