Spondylitis

Spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that primarily affects the spine. This condition causes lower back pain. The symptoms of spondylitis include hip pain and stiff back. Spondylitis is a serious disorder, and it can result in complications when left untreated. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the most preferred drugs to treat spondylitis.

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I have a congenital malformation of the L5 lamina, retrolisthesis and spondylitis.Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 year old male, 6 feet tall, and I weigh 215 pounds. Based upon an MRI scan 3 years ago, I have a congenital malformation of the L5 lamina, retrolisthesis and spondylitis. Degenerative disc in L3 L4 and L5 S1, slight curvature is seen in my neck. For the most part it is a nui...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav Ramesh Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have studied your case. Due to compression of nerve root there can be tingling sensation, numbness and pain in your arm. Also there is large disc bulge which is compressing over spinal cord. For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic medication can be started. A...  Read Full »

Will long-term use of a computer cause spondylitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing neck sprain or pain issues. I used to use the computer for more extended periods. I had these pain issues earlier too, but now it is happening too frequently. I stopped using the computer altogether and reduced the usage as much as possible for the past two days. Still, I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A prolonged sitting posture with a straight neck at work would result in a pain issue, as you have mentioned. It is also expected to have pain like that if neck posture is maintained for an extended period. Do you have any other symptoms apart from it? I would advis...  Read Full »

Can a child with spondylolisthesis play sports?

Query: Hello doctor, My 10-year-old daughter just found out she has grade 3 spondylolisthesis. I am assuming she is done ever playing sports again?  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think there will be any problem in playing sports when she grows up if she takes adequate precautions. Spondylitis is not a disease. It is not curable. If she takes proper care and does some exercises she will definitely recover. You should also consult some phys...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take Gabapentin for back stiffness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old unmarried male, and I have a back stiffness problem for more than three years. Everyone gives the says that my posture is not proper while walking. Two years back when I consulted a doctor, he suspected ankylosing spondylitis, but HLA-B27 was negative. After seeing...  Read Full »


Dr. Divya Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis is a clinical and radiological diagnosis. The clinical criteria is a history of inflammatory back pain, and the pain is worse in mornings and nigh...  Read Full »

I have lower back pain in the mornings. Can you interpret my X-ray?

Query: Hello doctor, I have lower back pain in the morning and from recently, I cannot bend and I have weak legs and pain in the calves, hips, and hamstrings. I did some X-ray. Can you interpret it?  Read Full »


Dr. Chitrangada

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your X-rays indicate changes of spondylitis in the form of disc space reduction and osteophytes. For the symptoms you have, I would recommend an MRI of the lumbar spine with whole spine scree...  Read Full »

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