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.
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)
Ankylosing spondylitis is a rare type of arthritis in your spine that most often affects people under 45 years of age. Here’s what to know.
Tests for Diagnosing Back Pain
WebMD provides a list of tests your doctor may use to diagnose back pain.
Treatments for Ankylosing Spondylitis
Learn about drugs, surgery, and other ankylosing spondylitis treatments.
Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis
WebMD's guide to the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis, a type of arthritis.
Ankylosing Spondylitis Effects on the Body: More Than Back Pain
Shoulders, hips, and more. See how ankylosing spondylitis can affect many areas of your body.
Easing Arthritic Pain
How a supplement often used on animals is helping humans, too. The popular arthritis supplements glucosamine and chondroitin, long used in veterinary medicine, are finally getting some attention from the medical establishment. Here's what you need to know before you pop these pills.
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Alternative Ways to Easing Arthritis Pain
Experts look at the pros and cons of alternative arthritis therapies.