All A to Z Topics

Ankylosing spondylitis

Syndication_logo
Introduction
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a long-term (chronic) condition in which the spine and other areas of the body become inflamed.
Symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis
The symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) can vary from person to person, but usually develop slowly, over several months or years.
Causes of ankylosing spondylitis
In ankylosing spondylitis (AS), several parts of the lower spine become inflamed, including the vertebrae (bones in the spine) and spinal joints.
Diagnosing ankylosing spondylitis
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) can be difficult to diagnose because the condition develops slowly and there is no definitive test to confirm a diagnosis.
Treating ankylosing spondylitis
There is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis (AS), but treatment is available to help relieve the symptoms.
Complications of ankylosing spondylitis
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a complex condition that can affect many parts of your body. It can cause complications in your day-to-day life and lead to additional health conditions.