Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is chronic arthritis, which affects the joints in the spine and the sacroiliac joints. Signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are related to joints and organs affected by the disease. Back pain, however, is the most common and significant symptom of AS. In most cases, the pain starts in the lower back, which is mild and the person tends to consider it to be a simple backache at first.
Consult a doctor if you have any of the following symptoms suggestive of some significant problem:
These are some symptoms that may be experienced by a person with AS. Having one or more of these symptoms does not necessarily mean that you have AS. The doctor can examine you and do tests to confirm the cause of your symptoms and treat it accordingly.
If you have AS, consult a doctor if you have any of the following symptoms suggestive of some significant problem:
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