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What is ankylosing spondylitis?

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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) 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.

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Spondylitis Association of America.

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Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 28, 2018

SOURCES:

Spondylitis Association of America.

WebMD Health News: "FDA Approves Cymbalta for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain."

FDA. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” "FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 28, 2018

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