Ankylosing spondylitis

Find out more about Ankylosing sponylitis, the symptoms, how it might affect you and some of the treatment options available.

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a disease which affects the spine and other joints, and causes pain and stiffness. AS starts with inflammation at the entheses, the tissues where ligaments or tendons attach to a bone. The bone gets damaged, and new bone grows to heal the site.

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