Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis ( AS ) is a form of arthritis . It affects mainly the lower back . Other joints and sometimes other parts of the body are affected . Treatment includes regular exercise and anti -inflammatory medications . Varies from mild to severe , such as intensity . In most cases it is mild or moderate . About 8 in 10 people with such completely independent or have a minimum long-term disabled and can not work full-time for the whole of a normal working life . If you tell a doctor urgently develop painful or red eye - an important point to keep in mind . But in the eyes called Uveitis complications can be fatal if immediate treatment can be successfully treated .
The spine is made up of many bones called vertebrae. The vertebrae are roughly circular and between each vertebra is a disc. The discs are made of strong rubber-like tissue which allows the spine to be fairly flexible. Strong ligaments also attach between adjacent vertebrae to give extra support and strength to the spine. There are also various muscles that are attached to the spine which enable the spine to bend and move in various ways. There are also small facet joints that help to attach vertebrae to each other. The sacrum is formed from five fused vertebrae that are joined together. They form a triangular shaped structure at the bottom of the spine. The two sacroiliac joints are the large long joints that join the sacrum to the ilium (the main bone of the pelvis). more....