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Spondylarthritis Definition

Spondylarthritis is a chronic degenerative disease that is characterized by inflammation of the joints of the spine. It stands for a group of closely related disorders such as psoriatic arthritis, arthritis associated with inflammatory bowel disease and ankylosing spondylitis. In addition to chronic inflammation, ankylosis, stiffness and fusion of bones and peripheral joints of the spine are remarkable traits of this group of disorders, which are usually aggravated by anomalous cartilage and bone formation. The most remarkable symptoms that a person with spondylarthritis experience is back pain and impaired spine mobility along with the remarkable traits of the disorder.

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