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Ankylosing Spondylitis Advanced Treatments in indore - Dr. Ashish Badika

Ankylosing Spondylitis Advanced Treatments – Dr. Ashish Badika – Arthritis & Rheumatology Center, Indore

Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis is aimed at relieving pain and stiffness, reducing inflammation, preventing the condition from progressing, and helping you with your daily activities.

Local injections of corticosteroids are helpful for symptomatic sacroiliitis, peripheral enthesitis, and arthritis. Other drugs, including methotrexate & Sulfasalazine, may be useful for treating AS.

Tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNFα) blockers & IL 17 inhibitors (Secukinumab) also called biologics have drastically changed the management of AS patients. These drugs work through a unique mechanism and help in controlling the disease symptoms of AS very fast and very effectively.

TNF inhibitors like Infliximab, Golimumab, Adalimumab, Etanercept are available. Another class of drugs available is called JAK inhibitors (Tofacitinib).

These drugs are time-tested and well-researched medicines. Depending on your condition Rheumatologist will decide the best one for you.

Dr. Ashish K Badika has 3 years of advanced training in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology including 2 years Post Doctoral.

He has extensive exposure to Systemic Autoimmune Disorder (Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Seronegative spondyloarthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Scleroderma, Gout, Myositis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Vasculitic conditions, and Paediatric rheumatology disorders).

Ankylosing Spondylitis Is it Treatable – Dr. Ashish Badika- Arthritis & Rheumatology Center, Indore

With the advancements in science, Ankylosing Spondylitis is no more considered an untreatable disease. Although there is no permanent cure for Ankylosing Spondylitis, but with proper treatment, spinal deformities and other complications can be prevented or delayed.

The ultimate objective of treatment for ankylosing spondylitis is not only reduction of pain and stiffness but protecting patients from long-term complications, deformity and making them to lead a normal life as much as possible.

Following a treatment under the care of a Rheumatologist is the best way to get relieve from symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis. There are several treatment modalities for treatment. If non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs do not help, your doctor may recommend starting biological drugs, such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers or interleukin 17 inhibitors. DMARDS like sulfasalazine and Methotrexate also help to some extent in many patients.

Sulfasalazine is especially helpful inpatient with peripheral arthritis( knee, ankle joints, etc).

A positive outlook, regular exercises, and medicines will make the life of a person having Ankylosing Spondylitis almost near to a normal person.

Dr. Ashish K Badika has 3 years of advanced training in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology including 2 years Post Doctoral.

He has extensive exposure to Systemic Autoimmune Disorder (Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Seronegative spondyloarthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Scleroderma, Gout, Myositis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Vasculitic conditions, and Paediatric rheumatology disorders).

Ankylosing Spondylitis Diagnosis - Dr. Ashish Badika, rheumatologyindore.com

Ankylosing Spondylitis Diagnosis – Dr. Ashish Badika, Arthritis & Rheumatology Center, Indore

Ankylosing spondylitis is a disease that causes inflammation in the spine and other joints of the body, causing symptoms of pain and stiffness in the waist and hips.  Ankylosing spondylitis can also cause many problems in other parts of the body also. Although symptoms usually begin lower in the spine, many people begin to experience neck pain due to ankylosing spondylitis even before they are diagnosed. They may have multiple joint involvements also.

Patients may notice pain, stiffness, warmth, swelling in joints such as hips, knees, and ankles. The inflammation often spreads to the joints between the vertebrae, the bones that make up the spine. Spinal inflammation causes symptoms of stiffness, soreness, and back pain.

Early diagnosis of Ankylosing spondylitis is important in preventing joint fusion and irreversible spinal stiffness but it may be difficult to diagnose in its early stages because the symptoms are generally related to more common causes of back pain.

In order to diagnose ankylosing spondylitis, the doctor will take a clinical history of inflammatory back pain and other symptoms. Physical examination with various tests like Schober’s & Faber’s tests are done. HLA B – 27  and other bloods tests are done. Imaging in form of X-rays, MRI scans showing damage to the sacroiliac joint are also helpful.

If you suspect that your lower back pain or other symptoms may be a type of Spondyloarthritis called ankylosing spondylitis, you need to see the appropriate doctor for a diagnosis and start treatment at the earliest.

Dr. Ashish K Badika has 3 years of advanced training in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology including 2 years Post Doctoral.

He has extensive exposure to Systemic Autoimmune Disorder (Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Seronegative spondyloarthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Scleroderma, Gout, Myositis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Vasculitic conditions, and Paediatric rheumatology disorders).

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Myths & Facts, Dr. Ashish Badika, reheumatologyindore.com

Rheumatoid Arthritis – Myths & Facts – Dr. Ashish Badika – Arthritis & Rheumatology Center

It has been seen that people have various kinds of myths in relation to Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Here are the facts:

Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects Only Joints

False. R can affect multiple body organs such as the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys, not just the joints. In fact, it can also cause systemic symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, and fever.

Joints Deformities Cannot be Prevented

It is not like that. Joint deformities can be prevented if the treatment is optimized by the best use of medicines, this needs a lot of skill and experience which a qualified rheumatologist can only provide.

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an Incurable Disease

Development in the last few years options for the treatment of RA has evolved tremendously. Early diagnosis and a systematic approach for treating RA can be very effectively managed. In every stage of the disease, a qualified rheumatologist can use several interventions for relieving pain and stiffness.

Medicines Used in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis are Very Harmful

No doubt that the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis is very complex and must always be supervised by a highly experienced rheumatologist. Usage of correct medicines and the right doses will certainly give the desired benefit in RA avoiding side effects.

Ask your doubts and clarify with your Rheumatologist rather than believing false facts.

Dr. Ashish K Badika has 3 years of advanced training in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology including 2 years Post Doctoral.

He has extensive exposure to Systemic Autoimmune Disorder (Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Seronegative spondyloarthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Scleroderma, Gout, Myositis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Vasculitic conditions, and Paediatric rheumatology disorders).

Rheumatoid Arthritis & Pain Killers, Dr. Ashiah Badika, rheumatologyindore.com

Rheumatoid Arthritis & Pain Killers – Dr. Ashiah Badika, Arthritis & Rheumatology Center, Indore

There are many medications your doctor could consider using for the treatment of your Joint pains in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Acetaminophen, Celecoxib, Etoricoxib,  Etodolac, Indomethacin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Diclofenac &  Aceclofenac are some of the drugs which help in managing pain, swelling, and stiffness.

Pain killers are also called Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). These medicines are usually taken by mouth in pill form, but there are a number of topical creams and injections that can be used to reduce arthritis pain.

Pain killers help relieve rheumatoid pain but do not affect the cause or control the disease hence other types of medication are prescribed along with it depending on the patient’s condition.

Pain killers can not be used for long-term treatment otherwise they can cause various harmful side effects on important parts of the body as the liver, kidney, stomach, etc.

Do not take painkillers on your own and let your doctor decide when to start and stop.

Dr. Ashish K Badika has 3 years of advanced training in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology including 2 years Post Doctoral.

He has extensive exposure to Systemic Autoimmune Disorder (Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Seronegative spondyloarthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Scleroderma, Gout, Myositis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Vasculitic conditions, and Paediatric rheumatology disorders).