Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of chronic inflammatory arthritis that primarily affects the spine and sacroiliac joints, which are located at the base of the spine. It is a type of spondyloarthritis, a group of disorders that affect the joints between the spine and pelvis.
Ankylosing spondylitis is characterized by inflammation and stiffness in the spine and sacroiliac joints, which can lead to a fusion of the vertebrae and a hunched-forward posture. It can also cause inflammation in other joints, such as the hips and shoulders, as well as in the eyes and other organs.
The exact cause of ankylosing spondylitis is unknown, but it is thought to be related to an abnormal immune response. It is more common in men than in women and typically develops in young adulthood. It is a lifelong condition that can be managed with a combination of Prolotherapy, chiropractic and dry needling. Call Dr. Philipose to see how Venturis can help.