There are several types of arthritis that tend to occur more often in certain families.
Ankylosing spondylitis sometimes requires surgery to help ease the pain of the condition. Here are ways to help tell if surgery is necessary.
A person with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) will likely have stiffness and pain at the base of the spine and lower back.
We wish we had a short answer, but research to date has not pinpointed the cause of ankylosing spondylitis (AS).
A person with undiagnosed ankylosing spondylitis (AS) may first discuss symptoms with a primary care physician (PCP).
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.