Ankylosing Spondylitis Classification
The disease is a chronic, inflammatory, and systematic illness. The disease is classified with seronegative spondyloarthritic infections. It is best identified with the inflammatory-back-pain especially on the spine and the sacroiliac joints of the body. It can also affect some of the peripheral tendons and joints and there can be articular manifestations as well. Mostly, it is found in young adults with great genetic features (Khan, 2009).
The spondyloarthritides, when classified like a subset, share many distinguishing characteristics. The first one, as outlined in the definition is that these diseases are seronegative. They have similar genetic factors like the human-leukocyte antigen …show more content…
Understanding the impacts of these genes associated with the ankylosing spondylitis, could lead to the discovery of a cure for Ankylosing Spondylitis. The significance of further research on the diseases is required to establish the exact causes so as to improve on the efficacy of the diagnosis and treatment processes for the disease.
Stages of Ankylosing Spondylitis
Individuals that suffer from ankylosing spondylitis must be aware of the symptoms so that the treatment process for the disease can be effective. That is the only way that doctors and physicians can be in a position to lessen the most horrible outcomes associated with the ankylosing spondylitis. As such, it is possible to slow the progression of ankylosing spondylitis in patients. It is important to note that the progression of the disease varies from one patient to the other. It can be mild in some individuals while others experience escalate pain and lose mobility (Weisman, 2011).
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These treatments are most effective when it is caught in the early stage of the disease. Physical therapy and exercise are beneficial in improving the posture, enhanced chest expansion, and increased lung capacity (Weisman, 2011). Patient is usually “treated by the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitors, therapeutic exercise, and postural training” (Kowalczyk & mace, 2009). Most of the patients with ankylosing spondylitis do not need surgery. In severe cases, patient may undergo for a spine surgery or joint replacement to treat the joint damage that needs to be