11 Myths of Ankylosing Spondylitis Explained

Ankylosing spondylitis is an incurable inflammatory disease of unknown origin that typically affects the spine and low back. Because ankylosing spondylitis is progressive and systemic it can impact many different parts of the body including joints and organs. Click through this slideshow to learn the facts about several myths related to this common disease. Myth

How Ankylosing Spondylitis Is Treated Lifestyle Changes, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs, and More

While there is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis (AS), a treatment regimen that consists of physical therapy and medication can effectively ease a person’s symptoms of joint pain, stiffness, and swelling, and also improve everyday functioning. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) created guidelines for treating ankylosing spondylitis that were meant to help doctors optimize the care of

17 Important Facts You Might Not Know About Ankylosing Spondylitis

From surprising symptoms to misdiagnoses to the toll on quality of life, AS is complex, complicated disease, for patients and their loved ones. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and its related conditions, called spondyloathropathies, affect millions of Americans, but these diseases aren’t exactly a household name. Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of inflammatory arthritis that predominantly affects

9 Facts About Ankylosing Spondylitis, a Surprising Cause of Back Pain

Back pain is very common, and it can be caused by everything from heavy lifting to muscle strain. But one lesser known cause of back pain that you might not be aware of is a chronic condition called ankylosing spondylitis, or AS. Although the name may sound complicated, ankylosing spondylitis (pronounced an-kih-LOH’-sihng spahn-dih-LY’-tihs), is essentially a type of arthritis that primarily