Ankylosing Spondolitis

Were you looking for information about Ankylosing Spondylitis? Ankylosing spondolitis is a common misspelling of ankylosing spondylitis.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that is most often characterized by back pain and stiffness. While this form of arthritis commonly affects the spine, the disease can also develop in the shoulders, hips, knees, and other joints. It may also affect the eyes, lungs, and heart.
Men are more likely than women to get the disease, which may begin in adolescence, and the exact cause or causes are unknown. Some risk factors for ankylosing spondylitis include being male, having a family history of the disease, and possessing a certain genetic variation. Treatment options include lifestyle modifications, medicines, and, in extreme cases, surgery.
(Click Ankylosing Spondylitis for more information about this type of arthritis, including details about its symptoms and treatment. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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