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Do I Need a Specialist for My Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Why your primary care doctor isn’t the best person to handle your treatment

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‘Internal TENS Unit’ Brings AS Pain Relief for This Former Powerlifter

Ashley Romereim has been taking oral pain medication for her ankylosing spondylitis since she was a teenager. Now, a surgically implanted spinal stimulator has reduced her low back pain and cut her oral pain meds in half.

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Ankylosing Spondylitis Can Lead To Depression

As if AS pain isn’t enough to deal with, it can also affect your mental health. Learn why managing depression should be a natural part of your treatment.

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Best Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment Options

The first lines of treatment for ankylosing spondylitis are physical therapy and exercise, but if you need something more, consider these options.

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Are Thyroid Disease and Arthritis Connected?

Did thyroid disease cause your psoriatic arthritis, or was it the other way around. Learn about the links between thyroid disease and inflammatory joint issues.

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Ankylosing Spondylitis and Eye Health

Many people with ankylosing spondylitis also develop an eye condition called uveitis. Here's what you need to know.

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New, Faster Infusion for Psoriatic Arthritis

A biologic medication that requires less time commitment may be welcome news for some patients with psoriatic arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis.

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Best Treatments for Ankylosing Spondylitis

New guidelines can help you find the best treatment options for ankylosing spondylitis and related conditions.

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Is Surgery Right For Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Ankylosing spondylitis sometimes requires surgery to help ease the pain of the condition. Here's how to decide if surgery is necessary.

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Who Diagnoses and Treats AS?

Effectively diagnosing and treating ankylosing spondylitis requires a multidisciplinary care team. These are the specialists you should see.