Ankylosing Spondylitis : A rare but lifelong


Ankylosing spondylitis is one kind of arthritis. It causes fuse the bones into spine over a period of time. As Ankylosing Spondylitis is one kind inflammatory disease, It should be controlled in early stage of the disease life cycle. This is one types of disease which grow into body slowly or rapidly based on medication because the causes of the disease is unknown. Nevertheless one can lead life normally if the patients maintain a discipline in whole life.

Highlight Ankylosing spondylitis has no interaction with COVID-19 vaccine

Symptoms :

The symptoms also divided into various stages of life cycle of that disease. The early stages of symptoms of Ankylosing spondylitis are as follows:

  • Back pain
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Hurt to bow in front
  • Inflammation of iris into eyes
  • Pain and stiffness during in morning and night.
  • Pain while movement of joined area.
Symptoms of the middle stage of Ankylosing spondylitis includes -

  • scruff becomes Locked
  • Hard to touch knee and ankle by hands
  • Not possible to turn around easily
  • Hurt to climb stairs
  • Shortness of breathing
  • Pain in ribs bone
  • Hard to rolling legs
  • Bending the back becomes impossible
  • Movements restricted in winter season
  • Pain in all joints of the body
  • Swelling joints sometimes
  • Headache
  • High pressure in some cases

Diagnosis :

X-ray :X-ray of ribs also be marked by physician in the respect of serious case of ankylosing spondylitis.

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging): MRI

Ultrasound scanning

Blood Test( CRP, ESR, ALT)

DNA based Test: HLA-B27

Risk Factor: Spinal joints become stiffed and fused .


There have various types of methods to take control over Ankylosing Spondylitis as follows:

  • Hydrotherapy

-Hydrotherapy is more pragmatic and naturally effective method of controlling Ankylosing spondylitis. Swimming, water bag, exercise in water are included this types of therapy.

  • Physiotherapy

Ultrasound based therapy is another popular therapy for controlling Ankylosing spondylitis Because ultrasound detect pain area easily to mitigate the inflammation slowly and effectively. Some Home medication Devices & tools are used for physiotherapy.

Biological Treatment

Biological treatment refers to application of some newly formed treatments for controlling Ankylosing spondylitis are as follows:

  • Secukinumab

Blocking the effects of protein involved in joint inflammation.

  • Gene therapy

It is not applied yet although it would be very effective to cure Ankylosing spondylitis.


  • Sulfasalazine

Sulfasalazine is on kind of medicine that called disease modifier Anti-inflammatory drugs which often prescribed by consultant.

  • Painkillers 

Painkillers medicine are temporary based treatment for relief from severe pain or inflammation. Some of painkillers are as follows:

  •    Naproxen
  •    Ibuprofen 
  •    Aceclofenac 
  •    Paracetamol 


 Food & diet :

  1.    Salmon Fish

Salmon Fishes (sea fish) are the main source of Omega 3 fatty acid which is very much helpful to mitigate the inflammation of Ankylosing Spondylitis by generating synovial fluid into human joints.

   2. Tuna fish 

Tuna Fishes (sea fish) are another source of Omega 3 fatty acid which is vital to control the inflammation of Ankylosing Spondylities.

   3. Water

Drinking adequate water is the another remedy for Ankylosing Spondylitis through emitting toxic substances (Uric acid).

   4. Olive oil

 For cooking or taking breakfast olive oil should be used in respect     of diet favoring the patients of  Ankylosing Spondylitis.

   5. Banana

Banana is most helpful fruits to reduce uric acid which are the causes of joint inflammation. 

6. Ginger 

7. Honey


- Whenever feel joint pain patients should restrict the movement.

- Careful about going up & down with stair

- Careful about cardio vascular diseases

Careful about scruff Locked 


The following foods or habits should be avoided for sake of better life against Ankylosing Spondylitis otherwise total process will be uncontrollable. 

-  Smoking should be avoided as early as possible.

  -Drinking Alcohol must be cut off from diet menu.

  -Eating red meat should be restricted 

Avoid tension, confusion issues


Surgery is the last recommended steps for controlling Ankylosing spondylitis Because there have some inflamed or affected organ like hip replacement is subject to aged of person correlated with another disease sustained in the body.


Whatever the conditions it is recommended to connect with physician for follow up blood test and X-ray report to make delay of ultimate fuse or damaged of joint organs into spine or hip joint.


''The total process of treatment is known to prevent or delay of fusing or stiffening the spine joined because still now Ankylosing spondylitis is not curable but controllable.''



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