Does Anybody Know If Ankylosing Spondylitis Can Cause Headaches That Are Severe At Times? Is The Tes

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Asked by LKB

Does Anybody Know If Ankylosing Spondylitis Can Cause Headaches That Are Severe At Times? Is The Tes

I have read that ankylosing can create a lot of problems including bowel troubles, but does anybody know if it can cause headaches. I have been suffering for almost 10 years and have not found a correct diagnosis, but funny it seems that everything I feel as far as pain is very much like the ankylosing spondylitis. I have at times severe headaches. Is that a possible complication from this disease!????

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Hi LKB,

Technically, this isn't a question for this particular IBD web site. But, I looked it up here - http://www.medicinenet.com/ankylosing_spondylitis/article.htm - and don't see that headaches are a symptoms of ankylosing. This seems a stretch as a cause for your headaches but if you have any of the other specific spinial symptoms you may need to check it out with your doctor.

Best of luck,

Elizabeth

Answered by Elizabeth Roberts