Tag: Ankylosing Spondylitis

Looking at the most common rheumatic diseases

Looking at the most common rheumatic diseases

Rheumatic disease can affect any of the joints in the human body. Rheumatic disease refers to a group of painful conditions of the skeletal-muscular system; these conditions are generally the result of inflammation, swelling and pain in the joints or the muscles. Causes of rheumatic disease Some of the conditions within this category are the [...]

November 12, 2012 More
An Overview of Ankylosing Spondylitis

An Overview of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis, which mainly affects the spine although in some cases, other joints can also be affected. The vertebrae of the spine become inflamed, causing chronic pain and discomfort. In very advanced cases of ankylosing spondylitis, new bone formation can occur on the spine often creating a stooped posture for [...]

November 12, 2012 More