Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Everyday Life with Ankylosing Spondylitis

On staying active, finding gratitude, and making sure to feed the kids when you have ankylosing spondylitis.

By Pamela Kaufman

Best Treatments for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Guidelines help provide direction for treatment of those with ankylosing spondylitis and related conditions.

By Jane Langille

Ankylosing Spondylitis: The Prognosis

Prognosis is the medical term for predicted outcome of a disease or disorder. When a disorder gets too close for comfort, knowing the prognosis is a top priority.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Arthritis: What Role Does Heredity Play?

There are several types of arthritis that tend to occur more often in certain families.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

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.

By 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.

By 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).

By 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).

By 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.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Imagine Dragons Singer Advocates for AS

Already famous for his vocals in the Grammy award-winning band Imagine Dragons, Dan Reynolds is ready to be known for something else, too: Ankylosing spondylitis.

By Lara DeSanto