Spondylitis is one of the most common causes of back and neck pain and is essentially the result of an inflammation of the vertebral joints. The problem with detecting the condition is that it develops silently and comes to prominence once the condition has fully developed. Pain in spondylitis is usually concentrated around the cervical region of the neck, shoulder and lower spine with the instances and stings of pain flowing further downwards.
There are three main types of spondylitis:
The Treatment plan includes the following:
Stretching exercises and spinal exercise can improve mobility and posture and minimize the long-term impact. A comprehensive treatment plan includes medication and exercise that can help in maintaining a normal upright posture and spinal mobility minimize the impact of hip and other joint manifestations, and reduce pain and stiffness.
Your doctor will prescribe the best medication option which will usually vary from case to case. Following are the medication categories:
Total hip, shoulder or knee replacement are options for restoring mobility in those joints when they have become severely damaged. Corrective spinal surgery has become a safer prospect since the advent of magnetic resonance imaging and may be necessary if your spine fuses into a severely bent position