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Ankylosing Spondylitis: Treatment in the Best Clinics

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Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
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Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
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Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
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University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Endocrinology, Rheumatology and Nephrology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
4444
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
4859
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
26461

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Palliative Care, Rheumatology and Infectology

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
3049
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
4579
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
28991

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
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University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Hemostaseology, Rheumatology and Infectology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
2837
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
4521
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
26855

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Osteology and Endocrinology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
3020
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
4787
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
30588

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Kidney Transplantation

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
3525
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
5374
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
35872

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hematology, Oncology, Hepatology, Infectology, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
2683
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
4211
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
27307

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Oncology, Hematology, Rheumatology and Immunoncology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
3157
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
4935

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
2845
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
4428
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
27008

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
2647
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
4314
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
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Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Infectology and Rheumatology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
3822
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
6147
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
41033

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of General Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Hypertensiology and Rheumatology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
2837
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
4356
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
30818

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Rheumatology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
3437
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
5427
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
36117

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Rheumatology

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
3040
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
4559
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
28686

HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Wuppertal

Department of Nephrology and Rheumatology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal ranks among the top medical facilities in Germany! The hospital rightfully enjoys the status of the maximum care medical facility and provides its high-quality services in all modern fields of medicine. The hospital operates on the basis of the
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
2781
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
4483
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
26901

University Hospital Saarland Homburg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Homburg

Department of Oncology, Hematology, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology

The University Hospital Saarland is the largest hospital in the city of Homburg and the most important medical facility in the region. The hospital, which currently has 30 specialized departments and 20 institutes, was founded in 1947 and operates on the basis of the Saarland University. The hospital plays a leading role in medi
Diagnostic tests for ankylosing spondylitis
2720
Ankylosing spondylitis (cervical spondylosis) diagnosis and conservative treatment
4267
Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture and ankylosing spondylitis
25485
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About the disease

Ankylosing spondylitis is an autoimmune disease, also known as the Bekhterev's disease. It mainly affects the spine and surrounding tissues. Other typical target of the disease is the sacroiliac joints. Bekhterev's disease causes inflammation that leads to arthritis and eventual joint immobility.

Usually the disease reveals itself between the ages of 15 and 35. It is more typical for men, ratio between male and female patients varies from 3:1 to 8:1. In addition, women usually have milder disease course.

Causes for ankylosing spondylitis are mostly genetic, as it can be passed from one generation to another. Bekhterev's disease has dominant inheritance, so all patient’s children will have the same condition.

Symptoms

Symptoms of Bekhterev's disease develop gradually, during several months or even years. They also can be unstable, getting better or worse without any treatment. Main complaints include:

  • Constant pain in the back and pelvis
  • Stiffness in the spinal column
  • Inability to move freely
  • Fatigue

Diagnosis

  • Blood tests reveal non-specific signs of inflammation.
  • Visualizing examinations – ultrasound, X-ray, MRI – give more precise information about state of spine and sacroiliac joints and determine the stage of ankylosing spondylitis.
  • Genetic testing for the HLA-B27 gene can also confirm the diagnosis. Nevertheless, people with HLA-B27 gene can never suffer from Bekhterev's disease, being just a symptom-free carrier.

Treatment

  • Medication is used to reduce pain in spine and joints. In addition to painkillers, doctors use anti-TNF medications. Anti-TNF drugs block effects of tumour necrosis factor and thus reduce inflammation in joints.
  • Dorsal fixation or osteosynthesis in patients with neck fracture is a procedure, during which the cervical vertebrae are fixed to prevent spinal cord damage. 
  • Neck angle correction is used to correct the curvature of this angle in case it was damaged by this disease. The neck spurs can also be removed during this procedure.
  • Lumbar angle correction also corrects the angle if lumbar region changed. This makes spine more flexible.
  • Joint replacement (sacroiliac joints) can be performed if the pain is too severe and there is no other option.
  • Physical therapy brings beneficial results and has no side effects. Of course, the exercises must be moderate and individually selected. The most effective ones are jogging and aerobic therapy, which can be done in groups with a specially trained professional or at home. Thermotherapy can also help reduce symptoms. This treatment for ankylosing spondylitis is usually applied additionally to other treatment options.

Authors: Dr. Vadim ZhiliukDr. Sergey Pashchenko




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