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Diagnosed with spondyloarthropathy, vitamin D deficiency, osteoporosis. How can I improve bone density and help back pain?

Hi, I am 44 yrs. old (female) and diagnosed with spondyloarthropathy / ankylosing spondylitis 2 months back. Along with this I also have vit D def. and osteoporosis , for which I have been taking Ca and vit D supplements and osteophos for the past 2 months. My doctor has assured me that within a year or so my bone density should improve. As far as my arthritis is concerned I have been suffering from low back pain since 10 years ( sacro-illitis). But this time the pain kept shifting from the lower back to my shoulder or 2 fingers of my left hand at one time. I also had uveitis and am taking treatment for that. For the past 2 months I have been taking Nucoxia to control pain and my movements have been restricted and life has become very painful. I have started walking and excercising regularly. Though doctors say that once this acute attack passes away I shall be fine till the next one, but I am scared about my future. What is the prognosis of this condition ? I M .
Asked On : Fri, 28 Sep 2012
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your problems are osteoporosis, vit d deficiency, and anks pons.
Regarding the osteoporosis and vit d def your management is calcium, vit D and osteophos is good . If even it is not cured you can think of other drugs like ibandronate, strontium maleate, zoldronic acid. calcitonin nasal spray.
Regarding Ankylosing spon for pain in body and uveitis ( a part of this disease). you may be benefited with DMRD , analgesics, and steroids under supervision of of doctor.
Wait till acute period subside.
After this exercise is the good remedy.
If again you get the relapse of acute phase , again you control the acute phase with help of doctor.
This disease never go with it roots .
In life acute phase may get as relapse.
Good exercise and life style can prevent the relapse
You hav to learn to live with the nature of disease.
Take care of uveitis, and watch for effect on vision

Answered: Fri, 28 Sep 2012
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