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    Ankylosing Spondylitis

    Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a kind of arthritis characterised by inflammation and damage in the sacroiliac joint , joints between the spine and other joints too. In chronic cases spinal vertebtras can fuse together giving vertebral column bamboo like appearance also known as bamboo spine.age group of 20-40 years are more affected ,children can get it too.Patient feel pain and stiffness starting from pelvic area that worsen after period of inactivity and improve with exercise ,movement.

    Blood test can be done for Gene HLA-B27 .This gene is more commonly found in people with Ankylosing Spondylitis but its presence  does not confirm AS.Radiological investigations like CT ,MRI can be done to rule out AS. As it improves with movement and exercises, Physiotherapy play important role in management of Ankylosing Spondylitis .Regular therapeutic exercises help in maintaining mobility of spine and decrease the risk of formation of deformities. We Provide physiotherapy for Ankylosing Spondylitis in Zirakpur ,mohali ,panchkula and chandigarh.

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