Definitions for "Spondylitis"
Inflammation of vertebral bones. Sometimes caused by infection and sometimes caused by medical diseases including certain types of arthritis.
inflammation of a spinal joint; characterized by pain and stiffness
A type of arthritis that affects the spinal column and sacroiliac joints, and may cause inflammation and stiffness in the neck, lower back, spinal vertebrae, or sacroiliac region (pelvic area), making motion difficult. Spondylitis also may attack connective tissue, such as ligaments, or cause arthritic disease in the joints of the arms, hips, legs, or feet.