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Preventive measures for ankylosing spondylitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hello.
User :   hello
User :   sir you got my query
Doctor :   No.
User :   My dad has ankylosing spondylitis from past 6 Years, He used all kinds of medication like NSAIDs, which not seem to be working for him. Can i ask a question is there any other medicine available? I heard some injections are there which help to stable it.
Doctor :   Let me read your query.
User :   sure
Doctor :   Can you tell me his current symptoms.
User :   Currently he is facing following symptoms: User :   1. Weekness
User :   2. Astma problem
User :   3. Back pain
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   4. Feet AAAAAAA
User :   Feet XXXXXXXX is side effect if he take any
User :   also back stiffness
User :   all time low back pain
User :   also he is taking blood pressure medicin
Doctor :   Have you consulted any orthopedic in this regard?
User :   Yes, we went to
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   and lots of doctors, including general medicine, orthopedic
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   What is the current medication he is taking?
User :   For blood pressure - emlo S5
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   Astalin
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is he doing physiotherapy for AS?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   he is doing some exercise
Doctor :   How old is he?
User :   but due to having all time pain
User :   he not able to do much
User :   Age 56
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   Imicin R - for pain
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Then he should continue the exercises.
Doctor :   Does he do swimming?
User :   no
Doctor :   It is good for AS.
User :   Are you aware about any injection available for AS
User :   one of doctor said there is some injection available which helps to stable it
Doctor :   Are you taking about steroid injections?
User :   I am not aware of it
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   What did they say about condition of you dad?
User :   Condition as per AS, he is Ok.. but due AS his chest rips are stiffed, so that he having this Astama problem.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   And doctors asking to take Sazo - AS medicin
Doctor :   Practicing good posture techniques will also help avoid some of the complications of AS including stiffness and flexion deformities (downward curvature) of the spine
User :   What is this steroid injection>
Doctor :   It is only given as pain killer.
Doctor :   Probably it is not for your dad.
User :   his spine taken downward curvature
Doctor :   Sazo - is a pain killer given for AS when nsaids have less effects.
Doctor :   Practicing good posture techniques will also help avoid some of the complications of AS including stiffness and flexion deformities (downward curvature) of the spine
User :   Can you refer some medicine to him.. to reduce his pain which has less side effect
Doctor :   Sazo will do.
Doctor :   There are also other medication, but for that you have to contact your orthopedic for that.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you follow what i have said?
User :   yes, but maintaining good posture techniques is challenge for him
Doctor :   You have try.
User :   since AS already taken spine curve shape, will it help
User :   ?
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   ok
User :   Thanks doctor
Doctor :   Bye.
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