Spondylitis is the name given to a group of chronic or long lasting diseases also called Spondyloarthritis. This group of diseases primarily affect the spine (spondylo) and other joints. The group includes: ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis , psoriatic arthritis, enteropathic arthritis . There is currently no known cure but treatments options are available. The treatment options include NSAIDS and anti-rheumatic medications. Alternate methods such as TINS can be tried. In severe cases surgery is recommended.