Ankylosing Spondylitis

Find the latest news and stories on Ankylosing Spondylitis (also called Bechterew's disease), including symptoms, treatments, management, and inspirational stories.

Bridging the Gap: Living with AS

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11 Possible Complications of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Because AS is progressive and systemic, it can impact many different parts of the body that you may not even know about.

By Charis Hill

Make the Right Moves to Maintain Mobility With AS

Ankylosing spondylitis patients can improve flexibility from posture and the pool.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

How Potlucks Became My Social Life

Maintaining a social life with chronic illness isn’t easy — unless you succumb to hosting potlucks.

By Charis Hill

FDA Approves Time-Saving Infusion Drug for Psoriatic Arthritis

A biologic medication that requires less of a time commitment to receive may be welcome news for some psoriatic arthritis patients.

By Monica Beyer

Ankylosing Spondylitis and My New Wheelchair

I used to dismiss the idea of using a wheelchair with, “I don’t need a wheelchair, I can walk!” Eventually, however, pain and fatigue isolated me so much that I saw the benefit of preserving my energy for more exciting activities than standing in lin...

By Charis Hill

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