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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.
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.
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 vertebra.
Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

The Outlook May Be Better Than You Might Think

Credit: Thinkstock “You have cancer.” The doctor has just delivered the bad news. Sure, there were probably also some encouraging words to soften the blow: “I’m sorry,” “We do have lots of effective treatments these days,” etc. Nonetheless the stark ...
PJ Hamel