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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is spondyloarthropathy?

Spondyloarthropathy is a form of arthritis that usually strike the affect the spine and nearby joints. They can damage joints like of the spine, shoulders, and hips. Spondyloarthropathy causes arthritis at the points where the bones connect to soft tissues like ligaments and where tendons connect to bones and muscles.

Symptoms of spondyloarthropathy

  • Low back pain

  • Joint pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for spondyloarthropathy

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose spondyloarthropathy

  • Do you have pain in the lumbar back?

  • Do you have any joint pain?

Treatment for spondyloarthropathy

Treatment involves physical therapy, painkillers and anti-inflammatory medication which can be taken orally or injected into the joints.

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