Spondylitis is one of the most commonly found causes of pain in the back and neck, and occurs when the vertebral joints have become inflamed. Often, the condition is only diagnosed when it is full-blown and causing the patient to feel pain.
Spondylitis symptoms include a pain which is generally focused around the cervical part of the spine, neck and lower spine, with a stinging pain which tends to move downwards. There are various types of this condition, including:
- Cervical spondylitis – affecting the cervical spine
- Lumbar spondylitis – causing pain in the lumbar area
- Ankylosing spondylitis – this mainly affects the sacroillac joints; ankylosing spondylitis symptoms include a stiff neck, shoulders, hips, jaw and knees
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) means the joints of the spine (all or some of them) become fused together. This painful, rheumatic condition causes a lot of pain and can affect other joints as well as the spine, alongside ligaments and tendons. Even organs like the bowel, heart, lungs and eyes can be affected.
Typically, people start to be affected by spondylitis symptoms in their late teens and twenties. Men, women and children are all equally affected.
In some cases, what may have been a fairly moderate and manageable condition can become a lot more noticeable and painful in the wake of an accident.
Where symptoms have worsened due to an accident at work, in a public place or on the road, it may be possible for the affected person to make a successful personal injury compensation claim.
Has an accident made your spondylitis symptoms worse?
If you are unlucky enough to be in this situation, you stand the best chances of making a successful claim if you have a good personal injury law firm behind you helping you to fight your case.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have some 16 years’ experience of handling personal injury claims in the wake of many different kinds of accident, and have in-depth knowledge of all the injuries that can result.
So we are well-placed to help you win your case and help you win the maximum amount to which you may be entitled.
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