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 […]

Beyond Back Pain: 5 Warning Signs of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Is it just a sore back — or is it something else? Back pain is a top medical complaint. It’s also a leading cause of missed work. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, virtually all adults will seek attention for back pain at some point in their lives. The American Chiropractic Association reports that […]

Living With Ankylosing Spondylitis: 8 Ways to Boost Self-Esteem

As a chronic progressive condition, ankylosing spondylitis can erode your self-confidence. Find out how to live well, emotionally and physically. Living with a chronic condition like ankylosing spondylitis, an inflammatory form of arthritis that can cause pain, limit mobility, and lead to changes in appearance, can take a toll on your self-esteem and lower your […]

8 Things Rheumatologists Want You to Know About Ankylosing Spondylitis

What Ankylosing Spondylitis Experts Wish You Knew When it comes to managing ankylosing spondylitis (AS), knowledge is power. This type of arthritis affects the spine, but the complications and symptoms can also affect your joints, heart, and eyes. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or have lived with ankylosing AS for years, there’s always more to learn. […]

29 Things Only Someone with Ankylosing Spondylitis Would Understand

1. First of all, learning how to pronounce it is kind of important. 2. Learning to spell it will make you feel very smart. 3. You can make 1 and 2 a whole lot easier by calling it AS. 4. If you have AS, you can try to blame your Uncle Joe, if he has […]

8 Natural Ways to Relieve Ankylosing Spondylitis Pain

Managing ankylosing spondylitis means controlling symptoms like morning stiffness and back pain. Try these strategies for natural pain relief. One of the most frustrating things about ankylosing spondylitis is experiencing pain not from exertion but from doing nothing more than trying to get a good night’s sleep. Back pain — the most common symptom of ankylosing spondylitis […]

Improve your ankylosing spondylitis with these 8 diet tips and 14 exercises.

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) can be improved with a healthy body weight and exercise. Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of inflammatory arthritis that mainly affects the spine and can lead to pain, fatigue, and stiffness. But research has shown regular exercise can help improve it. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) outlined recommendations for patients with ankylosing […]

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