Dr Shah’s patients are pan-India,

literally from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from Godhara to Guwahati;
from each state and city, and from thousands of villages as well.

Dr. Shah has pioneered Online homeopathic practice since 1995.

Thousands of patients from 180+ countries have been benefited by Dr. Shah’s homeopathy

Meet the doctor who has treated patients from
highest number of countries

Dr Rajesh Shah, MD, has treated patients from 180+ countries. 
In the book of world records.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Investigations

Investigations:
Most routine investigations are:

An X-Ray of lumbosacral spine 

B HLA-B27 (blood test)

C MRI spine 

D RA test (blood), ANA test (blood) to rule out Rheumatoid Arthritis

E Routine blood test (CBE, ESR)

Other investigations may include, depending on the case:

  • Low-grade anemia of chronic disease may be present.
  • Antinuclear antibody (ANA) and rheumatoid factor (RF) are within reference ranges.
  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is normal or mildly elevated; it is more likely to be elevated with active inflammation.
  • C-reactive protein may be elevated with increased disease activity but is not a better indicator of inflammation than ESR.
  • Serum alkaline phosphatase may be elevated when active bone remodeling is occurring.
  • The HLA-B27 antigen is positive 90-95% of the time but, notably, is not always present. Furthermore, its presence is not sufficient to make the diagnosis. The test is most helpful when the diagnosis is not clear.
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) protein may be elevated mildly during acute exacerbations.
    Imaging Studies
  • Plain radiography of the pelvis shows sacroiliitis or fusion of sacroiliac joints.
  • Lumbar spine radiography may show ossification of the anterior longitudinal ligament and fusion of facet joints. The appearance gives rise to the term bamboo spine. With an extensive fusion of the spine, a patient may have a poker spine.
  • CT scan will show bony fusions and eroded laminae and spinous processes.
  • MRI may be needed to document atlantoaxial subluxation. MRI may be indicated after trauma to evaluate the spinal cord and to rule out cauda equina syndrome or epidural hematoma.
  • Cauda equina syndrome may be inflammatory or compressive.
  • In inflammatory cauda equina syndrome, the spinal canal is normal to large with CSF diverticula that are best seen on MRI.
  • Plain films or CT scan of the spine may be indicated after trauma to evaluate for bony injury.
Question to Dr. Shah's Team
About Dr. Rajesh Shah
Facts & Myths Homeopathy
Find help for your Disease
Over 2000 Case Studies
Dr. Rajesh Shah Research Work

Ankylosing Spondylitis Case Studies

A 35-year-old male patient (PIN: 37163) presented with the complaint of gradually progressive lower back pain, which was associated with stiffening of the back. It was diagnosed as Ankylosing Spondylitis in May 2018. He was suffering from episodes of back pain, which woke him at night between 3 a.....Read more

A 35-year-old male patient (PIN: 37163) presented with the complaint of gradually progressive lower back pain, which was associated with stiffening of the back. It was diagnosed as Ankylosing Spondylitis in May 2018. He was suffering from episodes of back pain, which woke him at night between 3 a.....Read more

A 34-year-old lady, Mrs. S.N. (PIN: 42287), who was suffering from ankylosing spondylitis since 2010, visited our Life Force Pimpri clinic on 10th January 2020 for the treatment. She was under conventional medicines for many years, but she got only short-term relief and some months were also.....Read more

Other More Case Studies

Ankylosing Spondylitis Testimonials

Other More Testimonials

Case Photos

Results may vary from person to person

Other More Case Photos

Ankylosing Spondylitis Videos

Results may vary from person to person

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Other More Videos