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Do I Need a Specialist for My Ankylosing Spondylitis?

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The ankylosis process, made by Senseiwa, with an image of the spine from Gray's Anatomy
Gray's Anatomy

What Is Ankylosing Spondylitis?


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How is My AS Diagnosed?


Physical therapist helping man stretch leg
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What Can I Expect From Treatment?


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How Will My Rheumatologist Decide How to Treat My AS?


Senior man stretching in the park
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What Does Successful Treatment Look Like?


Male patient talking to doctor
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How Do I Make Sure My Rheumatologist Listens to Me?


Doctor consulting with patient with back problems
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Can I Just Ask My Primary Care Doctor to Help When Symptoms Flare?


Senior Woman Suffering From Back Pain While Sitting On Bench
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Can I Manage AS on My Own?


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Are There Other Specialists Who Can Help?


Spondylitis Association of America homepage
Spondylitis Association of America

Where Do I Find Resources?


Charis Hill

Charis Hill

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Charis is a patient expert, writer, speaker, and spondylitis advocate in Sacramento, California. Her story has been featured in dozens of publications, including Arthritis Today Magazine, Mother Jones, CNBC, and her blog, BeingCharis. Charis’ life goal is to make ankylosing spondylitis a household name.