ankylosing spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis 101

Ankylosing…What? That was my response when the doctor diagnosed me with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) five years ago. After months of severe back and hip pain, I finally had an answer, but also a lot of questions with the most ominous being, “Well, what now?”. Although the past few years have been a painful struggle, I’ve …

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The AS Life; Ankylosing Spondylitis Explained

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a type of inflammatory arthritis that affects the spine. Symptoms typically develop in younger people, especially men. Reduced flexibility in the spine is usually one of the first symptoms, eventually resulting in a hunched-forward posture. Joints other than the spine can become involved causing chronic pain and discomfort. Telling someone you …

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