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Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Ankylosing Spondylitis is a gradually progressing, chronic illness that is very often neglected or overlooked during the early stages.[1] You may have unwittingly experienced early signs of Ankylosing Spondylitis without ever relating it to the disease; or you may be one of the lucky few who have had professional help and a proper diagnosis early on.

Early signs of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Pain which is:[1]

  • Persistent
  • Located deep in the lower back (usually on both sides) or buttock
  • Worsens with rest and improves with activity
  • Different from muscular pains which generally improves with rest and worsens with activity

Affected body parts are neck, spine and pelvis.

Sometimes eyes, bowel and lungs are also affected[2]


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