10 Natural Treatments for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic condition. It’s a form of arthritis that causes inflammation in the joints of the spine. The joints where the spine meets the pelvis are most affected. The condition may also impact areas where tendons and ligaments attach to bones. It may cause inflammation in other areas of […]

The Top 16 Myths About Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment

1. Myth or Fact? Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) Only Affects the Back This is a big myth. Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a form of inflammatory, painful arthritis that mainly affects the lower back and spinal joints (vertebrae). However, other joints such as the knee, shoulders, hips, ribs, heels and small joints of the hands and feet can […]

How They Did It: 5 People With Ankylosing Spondylitis Who Realized Their Dreams

Ankylosing Spondylitis Success Stories Take a moment to picture your heart’s desire. Is it to run a 5K? Raise a family? Write a novel? If living with ankylosing spondylitis makes you think achieving these goals is longer possible, know that the condition doesn’t have to stand in the way of your dreams. “Ankylosing spondylitis is a form […]

4 Things You Should Never Say to Someone with AS

“You have what?” For those with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), this question is all too familiar. AS isn’t exactly a rare condition. It’s a type of axial spondyloarthritis, which affects approximately 2.7 million Americans. A study suggests 0.2 to 0.5 percent of people in North America have AS. Still, it isn’t a condition that the general public […]

12 Signs Your Back Pain Is Actually Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis may be the most common disease you’ve never heard of—not to mention the true cause of your low-back pain. More than 2.7 million people—including Dan Reynolds, a multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning recording artist and lead singer of Imagine Dragons—live with the pain and stiffness of an inflammatory form of arthritis in the spine. It’s called […]

8 Things That May Be Making Your Ankylosing Spondylitis Worse

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis characterized by pain and inflammation of the spine and pelvic region. This condition can also cause sections of the spine to grow and fuse together, resulting in stiffness and immobility. Even though there’s no cure for AS, anti-inflammatory medications, over-the-counter pain relievers, immunosuppressants, and biologics (drugs that […]

9 Smart Exercises for People With Ankylosing Spondylitis

xercise is one of the best ways to manage your ankylosing spondylitis symptoms. Discover what kind of exercise can benefit people with ankylosing spondylitis. If you have ankylosing spondylitis (AS), you might think that exercising is the last thing you should do. However, staying physically active can be one of the best ways to help manage AS symptoms […]

14 Ways to Relieve Back Pain

Sleep Better When you have back pain, sleeping can be hard. It can be a vicious cycle because when you don’t get enough sleep, your back pain may feel worse. A poor sleep position can also aggravate back pain. Try lying on your side. Place a pillow between your knees to keep your spine in […]

11 Myths of Ankylosing Spondylitis Explained

Ankylosing spondylitis is an incurable inflammatory disease of unknown origin that typically affects the spine and low back. Because ankylosing spondylitis is progressive and systemic it can impact many different parts of the body including joints and organs. Click through this slideshow to learn the facts about several myths related to this common disease. Myth […]

7 Fun Activities to Take Your Mind Off Ankylosing Spondylitis Pain

When your back, hips, and other joints hurt, it’s tempting to crawl into bed with a heating pad and avoid doing anything. Yet staying active is important if you want to keep your joints and muscles flexible. Getting out of the house will also help prevent feelings of loneliness and isolation that you may be […]

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