My son who is now 24 years now was diagnosed early stage of spondylitis by a neurologist in the year 2001 when he suddenly got sick and totally immobilised and on bed for about 2 weeks. Early rounds to several doctors and tests could not diagnose exactly what was wrong to him. His knees were swollen, hip bone pain, lower back pain were the symptons. Doctor has put him on Salazopyrin and Overon for pain management plus exercise. He was doing fine since then but with regular above mentioned pain symptoms. As usual for a young boy he got fed up with medicines and started skipping the same and even tried Homeopathic treatment that could not give him expected relief from pain. Sometime he is not in been able to sleep in the night due to pain and that aggravated his misery.
Though initially did not know anything about this desease i have gone through internet browsing related web pages but I could not get a proper answer for my following questions. My biggest worry is his future. is it going to be same for him throughout life. Will this desease eventually led him to be in abnormal condition. Will there no cure for this in future? What exactly he can do to avoid the desease being developed into more severe condition.
I would appreciate if any one provide me some advise or suggestion to lead him atleast a normal life in future.