Spondyloarthropathies are chronic rheumatoid conditions for which there is currently no known cure. The conditions all present with several different symptoms, but there are common symptoms shared by each of the different spondyloarthropathy conditions. Each of these conditions affects the body’s joints, particularly the lower back and spine or in areas such as the knees or hips where ligament attaches to bone. Some spondyloarthropathies also cause swelling in the fingers or toes and almost all of the conditions lead to fatigue and sometimes fever. (more…)
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Spondyloarthropathies are chronic rheumatoid diseases that cause pain and inflammation in the body’s major joins, primarily the lower back and spine, where ligament connects to bones. There are several different varieties of spondyloarthropathy but each one presents with the same basic symptoms – pain and limited motion in the lower back and spine, stiff and swollen knees and ankles as well as fever and fatigue.
Almost all spondyloarthropathies present with the worst symptoms after the patient wakes in the morning with the symptoms growing less severe throughout the duration of the day. Exercise has also been shown to reduce the severity of symptoms as many patients have indicated the symptoms are the least severe if present at all following a period of exercise. (more…)
Spondyloarthropathy is an inflammatory disease which presents with similar symptoms to those symptoms associated with arthritis and is therefore often misdiagnosed as such. The condition affects the spinal column and leads to pain, stiffness and eventual deformity. Although there is no way to completely stop the progression of the condition once it has developed, it is possible to slow that progression with a variety of treatments. (more…)
Spondyloarthropathy is a condition that causes pain and inflammation in sufferers which can not be eliminated with treatments. The symptoms often react well to treatment, however, and there are several methods that allow the patient to minimize much of the deformity associated with the condition.
The Most Common Initial Symptoms of Spondyloarthropathy
Initially, a patient suffering from spondyloarthropathy will experience pain or stiffness in the lower back; especially in the morning. That pain or stiffness will often gradually feel better throughout the day or following a period of exercise. Fatigue is also a common indicator that someone is suffering from this condition. They may feel worn out more quickly than previously or may feel tired much more often.
In time the pain and stiffness in the lower back will spread further into the lower back and the buttocks. Treatment will likely not eliminate the symptoms entirely but should allow relief and prevent the condition from progressing further as quickly. Nothing has been proven to stop the progression of the condition entirely, but treatment will at least slow down the process.
Treatment Options for Patients Suffering from Spondyloarthropathy
Because no treatments have been found to eliminate the condition entirely, treatment focuses on relieving pain and stiffness while preventing deformity. Many treatments are extremely effective in this area and although they will not cure the condition, they can help the patient have a better quality of life and prevent long term damage.
Stretching and deep breathing exercises have been shown to offer incredible benefits for those suffering from spondyloarthropathy. While medication will still likely be prescribed to treat the pain and inflammation from the condition, stretching and deep breathing can help encourage proper posture which in turn reduces the chances of deformity.
Anti-inflammatory medications offer obvious benefits for helping relieve the pain associated with the symptoms of spondyloarthropathy. Depending on the type of spondyloarthropathy the patient suffers from there are various other treatments as well that prove to be extremely effective. Generally speaking though, the condition is not severe enough to prevent the sufferer from performing their day to day activities and proper posture as well as stretching exercises will be enough to prevent deformity.
In more severe cases of spondyloarthropathy surgery may be necessary. This is mostly the case when the hips or spine have been affected. When the hip is affected hip replacement surgery may be necessary to correct the problem. When the spine is affected in a severe way, surgery may be necessary to separate and correct the positioning of the vertebrae.