Ankylosing Spondylitis and Surgery

Ankylosing spondylitis sometimes requires surgery to help ease the pain of the condition. Here are ways to help tell if surgery is necessary.
Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

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 the vertebra.
Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

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