Re: Ankylosing Spondolitis
I don't, but my dad does. It's where the vertebrae fuse together, usually creating height loss and serious curvature of the spine.
It's not hereditary...I checked, since I had so many back problems from an accident and needed to exclude it as a cause.
What I saw my whole life was a man who didn't have time to do the exercises recommended, because he traveled way too much. That resulted in a more significant progression of the disease. He's lost at 5 inches as a result.
It's not much, but I hope it helps.
Sciatica Diag '01
L3-4 Tear Diag '03
SI Diag '04
Stenosis Diag '06
Bulging Disc L4-5 Diag '06
DDD L3-4 thru L5-S1 Diag '06
Last edited by Rampage; 08-18-2004 at 09:43 PM.