Not everyone develops all of the following symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis of the spine. What you experience depends on the severity of the condition:
Stiffness and pain in the lower back, buttocks, and hips upon waking in the morning or after a period of inactivity
Back pain relieved by movement and exercise
Difficulty bending the spine
Pain in the hips and difficulty walking
Pain in the heels and soles of the feet
Pain in the jaw, the temporomandib...
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