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Ankylosing Spondylitis Directory

Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that affects the spine. Ankylosing spondylitis symptoms include pain and stiffness from the neck down to the lower back. The spine's bones (vertebrae) may grow or fuse together, resulting in a rigid spine. These changes may be mild or severe and may lead to a stooped-over posture. Early diagnosis and treatment helps control pain and stiffness and may reduce or prevent significant deformity. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about the causes of ankylosing spondylitis, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.

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