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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Putting It All Together: Ankylosing Spondylitis

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 14:41

Contributing Author: Guy Slowik FRCS

  • Ankylosing spondylitis is type of rheumatism that causes arthritis, predominantly of the spine and pelvis. It can cause inflammation of the eyes, heart valves, and lungs.
  • The major symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis are pain and stiffness.
  • Ankylosing spondylitis cannot be cured, but it can be managed with medication, physical therapy, and exercise.
  • Most people don't develop disabilities and can lead normal, productive lives.

Ankylosing Spondylitis