Diagnosing Ankylosing Spondylitis

A person with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) will likely have stiffness and pain at the base of the spine and lower back.
Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

AS: The Causes and Risk Factors

We wish we had a short answer, but research to date has not pinpointed the cause of ankylosing spondylitis (AS).
Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Who Diagnoses and Treats AS?

A person with undiagnosed ankylosing spondylitis (AS) may first discuss symptoms with a primary care physician (PCP).
Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of progressive arthritis that inflames the joints of the spine. Ankylos is Greek for stiffening of a joint, and spondylo is Greek for vertebra.
Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

More Resources