"Chronic back pain" may be "ankylosing spondylitis"


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If you have had chronic back pain for a long time And symptoms still do not get better It may not be a small thing anymore, as it may be pain after rheumatism or "attachment spinal arthritis", which is associated with inflammation of the spine and adhesion. Cause pain Can interfere with daily life in the long term

Ankylosing spondylitis

Dr. Kanyakorn Chaowisit, M.D., Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Rheumatology Bangkok Hospital said that Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS or Spondyloarthritis-SpA) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the spine. Together with arthritis And symptoms outside the articular system When the spine has been inflamed for a long time There will be limestone. Causing the spine to begin to join together until unable to move In some patients, there may be inflammation of other joints, causing stiff joints such as ankle, knee, hip, etc. The exact cause of ankylosing spondylitis is currently unknown.

But studies have shown that in some patients it is associated with certain genetic material. xo168 That makes it more vulnerable to disease than the general public But there are also other factors involved, such as infection, with symptoms being more common in men than in women. And can be from adolescence to early adulthood