Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment in Singapore
The term ‘ankylosing’ refers to the act of fusing, while ‘spondylitis’ refers to the inflammation of the vertebrae. As such, ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that occurs when some or all of the spinal joints fuse together, causing inflammation of the vertebrae. When left untreated, it can cause an erosion of the bone, resulting in extreme pain and discomfort. While the symptoms of this condition vary across different individuals, the early signs are often pain and stiffness in the lower back and buttocks, which intensifies over time. After a few months (or even years), the pain can travel up the spine to affect the neck and shoulder blades. If you experience any of the above symptoms, you can visit our doctor at The Pain Relief Clinic in Singapore for an appropriate ankylosing spondylitis treatment.
Who is at risk?
Ankylosing spondylitis is a genetically-linked disease. Those with the gene HLA-B27 are more prone to be affected by this condition. If a parent carries the gene, the child has a 15% chance of developing ankylosing spondylitis. While there is no cure for this condition, early diagnosis and treatment can reduce the chance the disease progressing further.
Typically, those who have a higher chance of being or are already diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis are encouraged to take up swimming as a way of exercising the spinal muscles. However, it is not advisable to partake in strenuous sports activities that cause sudden movement of the spine.
The Pain Relief Clinic provides appropriate ankylosing spondylitis treatment to patients in Singapore. Our treatments range from simple medication to reduce pain and inflammation to non-invasive treatments. Our doctor also encourages patients to undergo physiotherapy to improve the range of motion at the spine while correcting their posture.
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