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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is ankylosing spondylitis?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that is characterized by the long-term inflammation of the joints in your spine. Although there is no known cause for this condition, certain genetic factors are thought to be involved.

Symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis

  • Back pain that shoots to the legs

  • Numbness or abnormal sensation

  • Back pain

  • Shoulder pain

  • Low back pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for ankylosing spondylitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose ankylosing spondylitis

  • Do you have pain or numbness in your buttocks, back of your thighs, shins, or feet?

  • Do you feel any numbness or change in sensation?

  • Do you have back pain?

  • Do you have shoulder pain?

  • Do you have pain in the lumbar back?

Treatment for ankylosing spondylitis

There is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis, but medications can be prescribed to reduce symptoms and control disease progression. Physiotherapy and exercises will be recommended by your doctor.

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