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WHAT CAUSES ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS? WHAT IS INFLAMMATION SPINE?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a disorder that causes chronic pain in the joints, painful arthritis that mainly affects the lower back and spinal joints (vertebrae). It causes pain, stiffness, and may affect the shape of the spine and mobility. There are a few steps to diagnosing ankylosing spondylitis (AS), as well as some early signs that people should be aware of. The three main symptoms of AS are:PainStiffnessLoss of mobilityPeople with ankylosing spondylitis can also have arthritis in joints other than the spine. This feature occurs more commonly in women. Patients may notice pain, stiffness, heat, swelling, warmth, and/or redness in joints such as the hips, knees, and ankles. Complications Ankylosing spondylitis is also a systemic disease, meaning it can affect...

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