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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis which is primarily characterized by chronic inflammation of the joints and ligaments of the spine, causing pain and stiffness. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.
  1. A - Z: Types of Arthritis
  2. Back Pain
  3. Sex & Difficult Issues
  4. Spine Pain
  5. Spondylitis: Basics (5)
  6. Spondylitis: Research
  7. Spondylitis: Support (8)
  8. Spondylitis: Treatments (10)
  9. Tips for Daily Living
  10. Working / Disability Issues

Spondyloarthropathy Explained
Spondyloarthropathy refers to a group of inflammatory rheumatic diseases with common characteristics, including inflammation of the spine, eye, gastrointestinal tract and skin.

Facts About Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing spondylitis is characterized by chronic inflammation of the spine and sacroiliac joints. The disease can also have systemic effects.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Screening Quiz
Ankylosing spondylitis is one of the rheumatic diseases which belong to the group of conditions known as spondyloarthopathies. Statistics reveal that about 129 out of 100,000 people in the United States have ankylosing spondylitis. Do you have symptoms associated with ankylosing spondylitis?

Ankylosing Spondylitis - Diagnosis Often Delayed or Difficult
Harris Poll survey shows ankylosing spondylitis patients have difficult time getting a proper diagnosis.

Facts About Enteropathic Arthritis
Enteropathic arthritis is a type of arthritis that occurs with inflammatory bowel diseases.

HLA-B27 and Rheumatic Disease
HLA-B27 is an inherited gene marker associated with ankylosing spondylitis, and to a lesser degree, several other rheumatic diseases.

Two New Genes Linked to Ankylosing Spondylitis
Two genes have been identified by researchers and linked to ankylosing spondylitis, a type of arthritis that causes back pain and progressive stiffness.

Regular NSAID Treatment Better For Ankylosing Spondylitis
People with ankylosing spondylitis may get better results by taking NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) daily as opposed to an as-needed basis. Results from a two year study, reported in Arthritis & Rheumatism (June 2005), show that ankylosing spondylitis progressed more slowly in patients taking the drugs regularly.

Amyloidosis - Rare Condition Secondary to Chronic Inflammatory Diseases
Amyloidosis can be a primary condition or can be a secondary condition related to ankylosing spondylitis.

The Back Pain Quiz
Back pain is a very common condition. Four out of 5 people will actually experience low back pain sometime in their life. How much do you know about back pain? Do you know how it's treated? Do you know if you can prevent it? Take The Back Pain Quiz.

Guide to Low Back Pain
At some point, nearly everyone experiences low back pain which interferes with usual activities. When is it a significant problem that can't be ignored?

What Is the Spine?
An explanation of the four regions of the spine and what occurs when there is pain.

Ankylosing Spondylitis
Information on ankylosing spondylitis including an overview, symptoms, treatments, and prevention. Illustrated resource.

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