Ankylosing spondylitis or ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic disease in which inflammatory changes develop in the spine, less often in the joints and places where tendons attach to bones.
In addition, some patients have a lesion of the visual organ, intestines, heart, kidneys and skin (psoriasis).
The disease develops more often in men at a young age, but its development is not excluded in childhood and old age, as well as in women.
Ankylosing spondylitis is characterized by a gradually progressive course, which leads to the growth of bone tissue in the spine and joints and the restriction of their mobility.
A decrease in the quality of life, non - professional and professional activities, and persistent disability are the natural outcomes of Bekhterev's disease in the absence of treatment.
How can you suspect a disease?
If you have back pain that is not associated with physical exertion, is bothered at night, especially in the early morning hours, decreases during movement and increases at rest, lasts more than 3 months and weakens when taking medications such as naiz, movalis, nimesil, you should immediately contact a rheumatologist. If, in addition, you have pain in the heels, inflammation of the fingers, swelling of the joints, changes in the eyes and intestines, the confidence in an urgent visit to a rheumatologist should take possession of your mind.