The mechanical and inflammatory low back pain
(MIL) index: development and validation.
The patient presented with a two-year history of inflammatory low back pain
and morning stiffness lasting more than one hour.
Exclusion criteria: The patients below the age of 25 and above 55 years, having low back pain for less than 3 months, with traumatic low back pain or acute and inflammatory low back pain
, with any complication like cauda equine syndrome, caries spine, malignancy, rapidly progressing neural deficit which would need urgent surgery, bleeding diathesis etc.
Rosenbaum's experience, two-thirds of patients who present with HLA-B27-positive, unilateral, sudden-onset acute anterior uveitis don't know that their inflammatory low back pain
is a manifestation of ankylosing spondylitis or axial spondyloarthritis.
The distinction is critical because inflammatory low back pain
is the earliest and most important symptom of AS.
Inflammatory low back pain
is a feature of the early disease, and also one of the defining criteria for AS.
Patients with inflammatory low back pain
who do not yet fulfill the modified New York criteria for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are classified as uSpA, (3) and more than half of the patients with uSpA develop AS over time.