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Ankylosing SpondylitisLiving With

10 Facts About Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Doctor assessing a patient's back pain.
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Highlighted lower spin
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What is AS?


Bacterial infection.
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Causes


Lower back pain.
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Symptoms


Doctor writing on clipboard
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Diagnosis


Laying in bed
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Outcomes


Bottles of pills.
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Treatment


Prepping healthy food
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Lifestyle changes


Surgery.
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Surgery


Chest x-ray
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Complications


Support group.
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Living well


Lene  Andersen, MSW

Lene Andersen, MSW

@TheSeatedView

Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. Lene (pronounced Lena) has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old and uses her experience to help others with chronic illness. She has written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View.

Lene serves on HealthCentral's Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral on Facebook page, facebook.com/rahealthcentral. She is also one of HealthCentral's Live Bold, Live Now heroes — watch her incredible journey of living with RA.