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Do traumas trigger the disease Ankylosing Spondylitis "OFF?"


Wow... that's an unusual idea for rendering a painful disease inert. I guess if you experience a trauma severe enough to be MORE painful than the Ankylosing Spondylitis, you would effectively turn "OFF" the Ankylosing Spondylitis, or at least mask the pain, temporarily.

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS; previously known as Bechterew's disease, Bechterew syndrome, Marie Strümpell disease (from Greek ankylos, bent; spondylos, vertebrae), a form of Spondyloarthritis, is a chronic, inflammatory arthritis. It affects joints in the spine and the sacroilium in the pelvis, causing eventual fusion of the spine. I seriously doubt that trauma would be effective at turning off the pain associated with this disease.