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Spondylitis

Also known as Inflammation Of The Vertebra

Spondylitis is an inflammation of the vertebra. It is a form of spondylopathy. In many cases spondylitis involves one or more vertebral joints as well, which itself is called spondylarthritis.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with spondylitis, 88% report having back pain, 83% report having low back pain, and 47% report having leg pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of spondylitis are low back pain, back cramps or spasms, stiffness all over, muscle cramps, contractures, or spasms, low back cramps or spasms, and back mass or lump, although you may still have spondylitis without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with spondylitis often receive plain x-ray, physical therapy exercises, other therapeutic procedures, insertion of catheter or spinal stimulator and injection into spinal canal, magnetic resonance imaging, other non-or or closed therapeutic nervous system procedures, physical therapy exercises; manipulation; and other procedures and other physical therapy and rehabilitation .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with spondylitis include cyclobenzaprine, diazepam (valium), carisoprodol (soma), orphenadrine (flexon), methocarbamol, tizanidine, bupivacaine, metaxalone (skelaxin), methadone, nabumetone, chlorzoxazone, hydrocodone / ibuprofen and succimer .

Cyclobenzaprine
$12
(28 days)
Diazepam (Valium)
$7
(28 days)
Carisoprodol (Soma)
$12
(28 days)
Orphenadrine (Flexon)
$37
(21 days)
Methocarbamol
$14
(28 days)
Tizanidine
$25
(28 days)
Bupivacaine
$27
(14 days)
Metaxalone (Skelaxin)
$223
(28 days)
Methadone
$20
(28 days)
Nabumetone
$32
(28 days)
Chlorzoxazone
$10
(28 days)
Succimer
$456
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for spondylitis include age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years almost never get spondylitis.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.2x
15-29 years
1.0x
30-44 years
1.4x
45-59 years
1.6x
60-74 years
1.1x
75+ years
0.5x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.6x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
1.2x
Other
0.9x
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