Juvenile spondyloarthritis is a type of arthritis that typically affects the joints associated with the spine, as well as the knee, ankle, hip, and shoulder joints. While juvenile spondyloarthritis can technically affect children or adults, the name can be a little misleading, as it most commonly occurs in people between the ages of 20 and 30. However, an estimated one in every six cases of the condition develops during the teenage years.
Experienced rheumatologist Dr. Susan Baker has seen the toll of spondyloarthritis and its long-term effects on the lives of patients. To better understand its effects and the treatments that may be able to relieve your pain and improve your health, call Dr. Baker at (310) 274-7770 to schedule a consultation in Beverly Hills.