Ankylosing Spondylitis

What is ankylosing spondylitis?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that causes inflammation in certain parts of the spine. Over time, this inflammation in the joints and tissues of the spine can cause stiffness. In severe cases, this may cause the bones in the spine to grow together, which can lead to a rigid spine that is difficult to bend.

Many people with ankylosing spondylitis have mild episodes of back pain and stiffness that come and go. But others have severe, ongoing back pain and stiffness. Other symptoms also may develop if other areas of the body are affected by the disease, such as:

back pain
  • Hips.
  • Ribs.
  • Shoulders.
  • Knees.
  • Ankles.
  • Feet.

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