Ankylosing spondylitis, previously known as Bechterew’s disease, (or syndrome) and Marie-Strümpell disease, is a chronic inflammatory disease of the axial skeleton with variable involvement of peripheral joints and nonarticular structures. AS is a form of spondyloarthritis, a chronic, inflammatory arthritis where immune mechanisms are thought to have a key role. It mainly affects joints in the spine and the sacroiliac joint in the pelvis, and can cause eventual fusion of the spine.
It is a member of the group of the spondyloarthropathies with a strong genetic predisposition. Complete fusion results in a complete rigidity of the spine, a condition known as “bamboo spine”. There is no cure for AS, although treatments and medications can reduce symptoms and pain.
Treatment protocols derived using stem cells aspired from bone marrow and adipose tissues will show immediate improvement in the condition of patient. Along with stem cells treatment, few tailored therapeutics can help to cure Ankylosing spondylitis in very short span of time.,