Indonesian woman’s rigid spine from Ankylosing Spondylitis

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An Indonesian woman who suffers from a rare that has left her completely unable to move.

Pictures show 35-year-old Sulami a woman from the Sragen area of Central Java, in the grip of a disease known as ‘bamboo spine’ that has turned her completely rigid.

An Indonesian woman who suffers from a rare condition that has left her completely unable to move

Pictures show 35-year-old Sulami a woman from the Sragen area of Central Java, is suffering from a disease that has turned her completely rigid

Pictures show 35-year-old Sulami a woman from the Sragen area of Central Java, is suffering from a disease that has turned her completely rigid

According to the Health Department of Sragen, Sulami’s suffers from a rare genetic disorder, Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Her condition is so bad that she has to rely on help from her 90-year-old grandmother, Suginem, to care for her.

For the last 10 years, Sulami has not able to sit or even bend over her body, and has to use a stick in order to help her walk.

According to the Health Department of Sragen, Sulami's suffers from a rare genetic disorder, Ankylosing Spondylitis

According to the Health Department of Sragen, Sulami’s suffers from a rare genetic disorder, Ankylosing Spondylitis

Her condition is so bad that she has to rely on help from her 90-year-old grandmother, Suginem, to care for her

Her condition is so bad that she has to rely on help from her 90-year-old grandmother, Suginem, to care for her

For the last 10 years, Sulami has not able to sit or even bend over her body, and has to use a stick in order to help her walk 

For the last 10 years, Sulami has not able to sit or even bend over her body, and has to use a stick in order to help her walk

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?

Ankylosing Spondylitis occurs when the spine and other areas of the body become inflamed.

It can initially cause back pain, stiffness and extreme fatigue.

There is no cure for AS and it’s not possible to reverse the damage caused by the condition.

However, treatment is available to relieve the symptoms and help prevent or delay its progression. In most cases treatment involves a combination of exercise, physiotherapy, and medication.

Around 70 to 90 per cent of people with AS remain fully independent, but in the worst cases it can leave people incapable of moving.

It does not effect life expectancy itself but is know to trigger other serious conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, spinal fractures, chest infections and kidney disease.

Source:dailymail.co.uk

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