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Spondyloarthropathy

What is Spondyloarthropathy?

Thats a way of referring to any disease affecting the tiny joints between the bones that make up your spinal column. You have to make sure you don't mistake it for another disease called Spondylopathy. That's a disease of the vertebra itself (the vertebrae, plural, are the bones that are stacked on each other to make your spinal column). Spondyloarthropathy can refer to alot of different diseases.

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Dear, Sir, I am Male 24 Yrs working in one of corporate company. I was suffering from lower back pain initially so I consulted a doctor. After 3-4 days treatment, exercise and physiotheorapy, there was good improvement. But then I started suffering from acute pain on my left hip. When I gone through MRI, it stated- 'Screening of SI joint reveals Marrow edema along the subchondral aspect of left iliac bone along inferior aspect of left SI joint. No evidence of collection along the joint space.' Then doctor gave me tablets - Etosine MR, Pan-D, Indo cap SR for 5 day course. I found improvement upto 60% in reducing pain. During next visit he changed my tabs to- Subsyde CR, Etashine 60, Omee 20. and again after 3-4 days I started suffering from pain at same left hip while walking, sitting or performing any leg movement. I only feel comfortable lieing down o my stomach. I have not attended office office because of this from last two weeks. My job is on stake. Please guide me how to deep dive to the route, what can be possible route causes, remedy for it and possible recovery time. I will be really thankful from bottom of my heart for your support and kindness.Please ...
Brief Answer:
can be possibility of ankylosing spondylitis.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I have studied your case with diligence.

As per your MRI there is no disc bulge or fluid collection.
SI joint shows marrow edema, so there can be possibility of ankylosing spondylitis.
Ankylosing spondylitis...
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My sister has had a sore ankle since she was 18. It swells up for a couple months then spreads to her knee then the swelling goes down after a couple months but the pain never leaves. She has colitis and the doctor she seen here in kirkland lake said that the pain in her ankle and knee is probably arthritis because colitis and arthritis go hand in hand. She has never seen a specialist nor has she been properly diagnosed. She has been limping since she is 18 and is now 30 years old. She does not want to see the doctor anymore because he keeps wanting her to take Percocet and she does not want to take any type of pain killer that is addictive. What is your opinion on the matter? Will it get worse if not treated? Should she worry about her daughter having the same problem?
Hello,

From your question I come to know that your sister has been suffering from Ankle and knee joint pain and swelling since age of 18yrs till today, that is for 12 yrs and she also suffers from colitis,
The picture points towards a a type of arthritis (Joint Swelling) known as Seronegative...
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I have had adult onset stills disease and vasculitis for over 25 years. I had a severe inflammatory back episode which caused a compression fracture in 2005. It is occurring again. I see my rheum. Later this week. She ordered X-rays and I also went to an orthopedist just to have another viewpoint as well. I do believe it is inflammatory and he did as well. He said that he believe that I had these fusions: L6 (extra vertebrae) to s1, l5 to l4, l3 to l4 and t12 to l1. This is the radiologist report. It said partial sacrilzation of l5-s1. Grade 1 anterolisthesis at l3-l4 with greater posterior narrowing. Vacuum density of t12-l1 severe disc space narrowing and end plate sclerosis. Retrolisthesis at t12-l1 with dorsal spondylitis and narrowing of anterior canal. Vacuum density at l4-l5 disc space. I have tried to look up dorsal spondylitis but really cannot find anything, my main question is - is the inflammation causes this from my existing disease or is it another type? My latest crp is 129. Age:49 Gender:female Medical history:Adult onset stills disease and vasculitis.
Brief Answer:
Follows.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Madam,

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Well looking into your problem I would like to tell you that it is quite possible that it is due to your existing disease . Since your CRP is 129 , it is suggestive that high amount of inflammation is...
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I have Crohns disease I was put on flagyl for 2 years I was put on an antidepresent to try and diminish the problem
this was years ago. In the last week I have noticed the same symptoms in my hands I cant sleep I drop things the
more I do the worse it gets. I take demoral for pain on a regular basis put I have not taken any for about 7 days. Is
there anything I can take because at this point I feel like going to emerg.
Hello,
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
Crohn's disease is associated with spondyloarthritis.
Now please get in complete blood examination as C B C, E S R.
Stool examination is also important .
Rheumatoid factor may be responsible for joint pain.
INFLIXIMAB is very important drug in...
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For almost 3 years had a very low immune system. Several kidney and uti infections. My vitamin D is always low even with supplements. I have severe pain in my spine, upper neck, lower back., knees, wrists, front of foot. i tested positive for hla-b27. It's a gene, but I don't have any family history. Lately my legs from my knee up will swell with fluid so I keep my feet elevated to help. My insurance has expired and won't have any until the first of the year. My stress and anxiety is high even with medication.
Brief Answer:
Follows.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Madam,

Thank you for posting your query on XXXXXXX

Well looking into your problem it is possible that you are suffering from the condition known as seronegative spondyloarthropathy ( ankylosing spondylitis ) since you are HLA B 27 positive also . It...
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I am getting pain in sacral (b/w hips back side) and gluteal (buttocks). It started at 2010 as per orthopedic doctor I was taken pain killer as long as 6 months. Pain decreased but now started again. If I eats potatoes and eggs the pain will increase. I want to know is it arthritis or other else. Recently I have been diagnosed by Kidney stone <5mm situated in kidney.
Brief Answer:
seems to be condition called spondyloarthropathy-

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for posting your query on XXXXXXX

From your history and response to painkillers, you seem to have a condition called spondyloarthropathy. It is basically an arthritis of the back , specifically the SI joints....
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I have been experiencing chronic pain in all of my joints and my back. It hurts to bend over,to twist, or to squat. My doctor wants me to see a rhematologist but the doctor he referred me to is 65 miles away and wants to charge me 500 dollars up front. My doctor doesn't even knoq if it is arthritis or not. I need a second opinion. I have to take ibuprophen 3 times a day, tramadol 3 times a day, and flexaril every 8 hours. I also have to take levothyroxin for my thyroid.
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us,

From your complains it seems you have multiple joint and back pains from a long time. Also you cant squat or twist or bend over, it is mostly due to stiffness of joints or sometimes in arthritis.
You also need to take lots of medicines and pain killers to relieve...
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For several years I have had infrequent bouts of scleritis that were resolved by a prednisone taper. More recently, in the past year this has happened four or five times and now to get relief I have to start with 100mg of pred!! My eye doctor wanted me to go to a rheumatologist to find out why this is happening and if I could take something to prevent this inflammation.

The doctor first suspected Ankylosing Spondylitis. I seem to have very many of the symptoms but the tests don't strongly support that diagnosis. Now he is thinking I might have something called DISH and also is testing for Lupus (which I tested negative for in the past). I was hoping some of the doctors on this site might have some ideas to contribute based on my profile. According to tests the inflammation and prednisone are beginning to affect my vision although I don't notice the changes yet.
Brief Answer:
You can be suffering from seronegative Spa

Detailed Answer:
Dear Madam,

Thank you for posting your query on XXXXXXX

Well looking into your problem I would suggest you that there is a possibilty that you can be suffering from seronegative spondyloarthropathy .

History of having...
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hi i a lowerback pain really bad when i try to get up in the morning can barely put my socks on if i bend quick i get a sharpe pain during the day it eases but the lower back has a dull pain and a stiffness, sometimes when i go to the toilet for a poo the pain in the back eases
Hi there .

Your symptoms correlate to disease known as Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy.

Firstly ...kindly get a Xray of the lower spine and pelvis done concentrating on the Sacroiliac joints .
Ge a complete arthritis panel blood test done .

Start on an amti arthritic medication like Indomethacin...
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