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Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis of the spine. It causes swelling between your vertebrae, which are the disks that make up your spine, and in the joints between your spine and pelvis. Ankylosing spondylitis is an immune disease. The disease is more common and more severe in men. It often runs in families.

Early symptoms include back pain and stiffness. These problems often start in late adolescence or early adulthood. Over time, ankylosing spondylitis can fuse your vertebrae together, limiting movement. Symptoms can worsen or improve or stop altogether. The disease has no cure, but medicines can relieve the pain, swelling and other symptoms. Exercise can also help.

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  1. Ankylosing Spondylitis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis of the spine. It causes swelling between your vertebrae, which are ... in the joints between your spine and pelvis. Ankylosing spondylitis is an immune disease. The disease is more ...
  2. Genetics Home Reference: Ankylosing spondylitis From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... gov Research studies OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Ankylosing spondylitis On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... names Glossary definitions Reviewed September 2014 What is ankylosing spondylitis? Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of ongoing joint ...
  3. What Is Ankylosing Spondylitis? From the National Institutes of Health Easy-to-Read (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    ... Ankylosing Spondylitis Find a Clinical Trial Journal Articles Ankylosing Spondylitis PDF Version Size: 85 KB Publication Date: April 2011 What Is Ankylosing Spondylitis? Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of ...
  4. Ankylosing Spondylitis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    Ankylosing Spondylitis January 2013 Questions and Answers about Ankylosing Spondylitis This publication contains general information about ankylosing spondylitis ( ...
  5. Scientists Gain New Insights into Genetic Mechanisms of Ankylosing Spondylitis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    ... Scientists Gain New Insights into Genetic Mechanisms of Ankylosing Spondylitis New research supported, in part, by the National ... step closer to understanding the genetic mechanisms underlying ankylosing spondylitis, a chronic inflammatory form of arthritis that predominantly ...
  6. Alternative Treatments for Ankylosing Spondylitis (Spondylitis Association of America)  
    ... spondylitis. " Anyone with limited spinal mobility due to [ankylosing spondylitis] should avoid manipulation of their back or neck ... fusion (extra bone growth) due to spondylitis. ~From "Ankylosing Spondylitis: The Facts (Oxford Medical Publications)" by Dr. Muhammad ...
  7. Ankylosing spondylitis is a long-term type of arthritis. It most commonly affects the bones and joints at ... The cause of ankylosing spondylitis is unknown. Genes seem to play a role. The disease most often begins between ages 20 and 40, but ...
  8. Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis (Spondylitis Association of America)  
    Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS): Quick Links Overview >>> Symptoms >>> Diagnosis >>> Treatment >>> Medication >>> Doctor Q&A From Spondylitis Plus >>> ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS Most Common Symptoms It is important to note ...
  9. Diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis (Spondylitis Association of America)  
    Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS): Quick Links Overview >>> Symptoms >>> Diagnosis >>> Treatment >>> Medication >>> Doctor Q&A From Spondylitis Plus >>> ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS Overview A rheumatologist is commonly the type of ...
  10. Ankylosing Spondylitis (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
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