Ankylosing Spondilytis 101
Understanding how ankylosing spondylitis differs from other common types of back pain will set you on the right path to managing your condition. Discover the role that your spine plays in interacting with your immune, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems and the ramifications that an unhealthy spine can have throughout your entire body.
We’ll walk you through common misconceptions and concerns you have about ankylosing spondylitis and help prepare a treatment plan to address the condition.
Chronic back pain could be caused by anklosing spondilitis, a condition that affects joints and the spine. Take an interactive tour of the condition featuring medical-quality images and 3-D animations with Healthline’s Bodies in Motion tool.
Not all back pain is the same. Most people often dismiss their symptoms as having a bad back, but one condition—ankylosing spondylitis—rarely gets the attention it deserves.
This guide will help you get ready for your next doctor’s appointment with helpful questions regarding back pain symptoms, ankylosing spondilitis, and paths to the best treatment options.
Most people don't realize that simple back pain can be a sign of larger problems. Learn how the central nervous system functions throughout the entire body and the importance of keeping your spine happy and healthy.