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Ankylosing Spondylitis

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

A rheumatic disease, ankylosing spondylitis (AS) causes arthritis of the spine and sacroiliac joint. 

Symptoms

Symptoms can include: 

  • Back pain
  • Loss of spine flexibility
  • Inflammation of the eyes, lungs, heart valves
  • Swelling, stiffness of the spine, sacroiliac joints.

Diagnosis

Careful clinical evaluations. Laboratory tests, including evaluations of sedimentation rate.

Treatment

Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent pain and disability. Treatment includes nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and requires rehabilitation therapy.

Ankylosing Spondylitis is treated by our Division of Rheumatology.


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