Typical ankylosing spondylitis symptoms include low back and hip pain, as well as rare serious symptoms such as heart lesions and eye inflammation.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of inflammatory arthritis that affects the spine and sacroiliac joints and causes low back pain and progressive spinal stiffness.
Ankylosing spondylitis is linked to genetic abnormalities. Inflammatory changes in the spine and imaging evidence of sacroiliitis help diagnose the condition.
Surgery is a treatment option when advanced ankylosing spondylitis causes severe disability and is not adequately controlled with medication and physical therapy.
Pain and stiffness in the lower back are the main symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis. Neck pain and peripheral arthritis develop as inflammation progresses.
Medications that decrease inflammation are used to treat ankylosing spondylitis, and physical therapy and exercise help reduce pain and improve mobility.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis with cumulative effects on the spine, particularly the points where tendons and ligaments attach to bone.
After the emergence of the first ankylosing spondylitis symptoms, inflammation and calcification can continue progressing up the spine without treatment.