Spondylitis is a term that refers to inflammation of the spinal joints or vertebrae. This condition can be caused by a variety of factors, including infection and autoimmune disorders. Common types of spondylitis are ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and reactive arthritis. Spondylitis is one of the common causes of back and neck pain and results from inflammation of the vertebral joints.
Treatment for spondylitis depends on the underlying cause and the severity of the condition. It may include anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes to improve joint mobility and reduce pain. In some cases, surgery may be required to address severe joint damage or deformities.