Ankylosing Spondylosis

Were you looking for information about Ankylosing Spondylitis? Ankylosing spondylosis is a common misspelling of ankylosing spondylitis.
 
Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis that affects approximately 350,000 Americans. This chronic inflammatory disease most often develops in the spine, but it can also affect the knees, hips, shoulders, and other joints. It can even cause health problems involving the eyes, heart, or lungs. Common symptoms include low back pain and stiffness.
 
Treatment for ankylosing spondylitis often involves physical therapy, exercise, and medications. There is no cure for the condition, but treatment can help manage symptoms and may slow down progression in some cases.
 
(For more detailed information about this condition, click Ankylosing Spondylitis. This eMedTV article examines risk factors for the disease and provides details about how it is diagnosed. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
 
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