The 'Spondy' family is basically a term that applies to our spine (spondylos- greek, vertebrae). And furthermore - the inflammation of the joints of our spine. In most cases of the 'Spondy' family we are looking at inflammation of the spine. As with any condition there are variations but the 'spondy' family seems to have quite a few members to it. So let's take a look at some of the terms to get you familiar and differentiate exactly what part of the 'spondy' family you may belong to.