Department of Medicine recommends back pain for a long time Chronic pain doesn’t go away, don’t ignore it. It could be “ankylosing spondylitis”.
Dr. Somsak Ankasil, Director-General of the Medical Department, revealed that the disease is the main disease in the group of chronic arthritis and spine inflammation. Patients in this group often have similar symptoms, namely, inflammation of the spine. body joints Inflammation of the bone where the tendon attaches Inflammation of the iris and intestines In the early stages, the patient may come to the doctor with low back pain. or chronic hip pain, especially in the morning or after rest Post-attached symptoms make it difficult to move, unable to work, leading to scoliosis. Difficulty in balancing and unable to help himself At present, the exact cause of the disease cannot be determined. But the disease is thought to be caused by risk factors such as genetics, HLA-B27 protein detected. Patients with this disease often have relatives with the same disease. Age will begin to show symptoms in young patients between 20-30 years, more males than females. Patients should see a doctor for symptomatic treatment. because if let the symptoms become more severe Complications may occur.
Dr. Thanin Vejchapinan, director of the Institute of Neurology, said that each patient may The symptoms vary according to the severity of the disease. Modified New York Criteria is currently used to provide diagnosis. and treating patients from the early stages and systematically monitor changes in patient outcomes Accurately track disease progression and adapted to suit each patient by a general practitioner Physician in rheumatology and rheumatology and regenerative medicine doctor Diagnosed by physical examination and laboratory examination To confirm the diagnosis and differentiate joint disease or other types of inflammation The main treatment is Educating patients to observe themselves and understand the disease that there is no way to prevent or cure it but can control and slow down the disease progression Treatment requires medication to control chronic inflammation and pain. You should exercise your body to stretch your joints and muscles. It will help the patient to move around easily and prevent joint stiffness. Medication and physical therapy may not be sufficient. Surgical reconstruction is required and there is further multidisciplinary care.