Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment News and Information

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis? (Definition)

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a rare form of arthritis that mainly affects the spine. However, other joints can be affected as well. This causes the joints to swell and cause extreme discomfort. Over time, some of the vertebra in the spine may begin to fuse. There is no current cure for AS but there are treatment methods which can be taken to lessen the severity of the symptoms and possibly slow down the disease.

AS usually affects men more than it affects women.

Common symptoms include:

  • Lower back pain/stiffness
  • Buttock Pain
  • Neck Pain/stiffness
  • Hip pain/stiffness (especially after periods of inactivity)
  • Fatigue
  • Eye inflammation

See below for updated news and information regarding Ankylosing Spondylitis including new research, treatments and advancements. 

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Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment News: Statins May Lower Mortality Risk Some Arthritis Patients

(AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RHEUMATOLOGY) According to a recent press release, patients with ankylosing spondylitis or psoriatic arthritis who take statins may have as much as a 33 percent lower mortality risk, according to new research findings presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington ...
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