The disease can be easily identified with the help of two main symptoms:
- Lower back pain (the point where lower back joins the pelvis).
- Pain and swelling in the arms and legs.
Spondyloarthritis is a term used to define inflammatory diseases, covering joints and joining points of tendons and ligaments. It is a type of arthritis that affects the spine and may involve skin,...
Spondyloarthritis is a term used to define inflammatory diseases, covering joints and joining points of tendons and ligaments. It is a type of arthritis that affects the spine and may involve skin, intestine or eyes in certain cases. It is also known as spondyloarthritis or spondyloarthropathy. The disease is similar to rheumatoid arthritis, but the rheumatoid factor in the blood does not increase in case of spondyloarthritis. This disease causes joint inflammation, leading to back pain and rashes.
If the lower vertebra back pain is ignored, normal functioning of the body is affected while also limiting mobility in severe cases. Pain in legs and arms is referred to as peripheral spondyloarthritis. It is often accompanied with inflammation and swelling around joints, which come and go.
It is a chronic joint disease, affecting children and adults, and specifically involves the joint between the lower back and pelvis, or affects enthesitis (joint where ligaments and tendons join). The doctors are not clear about the exact cause of the disease. However, the presence of HLA-B27 gene is identified as a possible cause. Individuals with this gene are likely to suffer from ankylosing spondyloarthritis and enteropathic arthritis.
At Medanta, our doctor diagnoses spondyloarthritis based on the patient’s medical history and a physical examination. Other imaging tests may include:...
At Medanta, our doctor diagnoses spondyloarthritis based on the patient’s medical history and a physical examination. Other imaging tests may include:
In majority of the cases, where the symptoms are mild and subtle, spondyloarthropathy is often left undiagnosed and untreated for years. People do not pay attention to symptoms or consult a doctor till they face trouble in daily activities...
In majority of the cases, where the symptoms are mild and subtle, spondyloarthropathy is often left undiagnosed and untreated for years. People do not pay attention to symptoms or consult a doctor till they face trouble in daily activities.
Based on the patient’s condition and medical history, the doctor recommends certain tests, along with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and painkillers to treat pain, stiffness, and inflammation.
Once the X-rays and MRI reports are available, further course of treatment is decided. The treatment may vary from person to person depending on the affected portion of spine and its severity. For example, medicines are used to treat intestinal inflammation in enteropathic arthritis.
You should immediately consult a doctor, if you begin to face symptoms such as lower back pain and swelling. All these symptoms will be treated just right with the help of our medical expertise available at Medanta.
We love to hear about our doctors, facilities
and your treatment at Medanta.
The User agrees and acknowledges that the User has read, understood and accepts the terms and conditions contained in the brochure provided with the Device (“Device”) with respect to its usage, operations, return / replacement and warranty policy.
The User hereby agrees and acknowledges that the Device (hardware and software) used in the provision
of services by Medanta is being provided on “as is” and “as available” basis through Alivecor India Private
Limited. Neither does Medanta endorse or promote the Device in any manner nor will Medanta be liable
for any claims, representations or warranties, whether express or implied as to the safety, reliability,
durability and performance of the device.
The services once availed cannot be cancelled except in cases where the User requests to cancel the service on the day of purchase in which case, full amount of service fees shall be refunded to the User provided that the Device has not been unboxed.
Before the expiry of service duration, the User can extend the services by availing various program options. For the said purposes, the User can call our helpline number +91 124 4141414 or visit www.medanta.org. The extended program availed by the User shall be activated automatically on expiry of existing program of services.
In cases where the User has opted for availing the Services through rented Device, a refundable deposit amount of ₹ 5,000 (“Deposit Amount”) shall be applicable and paid by the User. The refund of Deposit Amount shall be subject to return of the Device in working and undamaged condition. Refund of Deposit Amount shall be made through the same mode of payment as that of purchase in cases where the User personally visits the Medanta for returning the Device. If the User opts to return the Device through post, Deposit Amount shall be refunded electronically thorough NEFT or Bank transfer by Medanta within seven (7) working days of receipt of the Device and receipt of scanned image/copy of the ‘Cancelled Cheque’ of the User’s bank account.
Upon expiry of the services (either in terms of number of ECG or duration of the program) availed by the
User, the Device has to be returned within ten (10) days failing which the Deposit Amount shall be
Please note that the ECG pack or Refundable Device deposit are non-transferable from one patient to another.