Myths about axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) may be harmful to those who have it. Here, we share the facts about this type of inflammatory arthritis.
Some people may experience AS mild symptoms and not much progression; others can have more serious symptoms that continue to get worse.
Ankylosing spondylitis, a type of axial spondyloarthritis, can be tricky to diagnose. These other diseases can present similarly to AS and cause a misdiagnosis.
Having AS with psoriasis may have some things in common with psoriatic arthritis, but research shows these are two distinct conditions.
Axial spondyloarthritis is an umbrella term for different types of inflammatory arthritis that affect the spine and other joints.
This adds to what we know about environmental risk factors for autoimmune-related diseases.
Knowing the factors that contribute to AS risk can help you watch out for them and possibly accelerate your diagnosis and treatment.
From surprising symptoms to misdiagnoses to the toll on quality of life, AS is complex, complicated disease, for patients and their loved ones.
If you have chronic back pain that developed in early adulthood, wakes you up at night, and feels better with movement and worse with rest, listen up.
Many people with AS have the HLA-B27 gene, but most people with the HLA-B27 gene never develop AS.
Ankylosing spondylitis may be portrayed as a ‘man’s disease’ — but it’s anything but to the hundreds of thousands of women living with it, many undiagnosed.
Getting diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis is often a challenging process, but being prepared can help.
AS seems to take different kinds of tolls on men vs. women.
It can some patients a decade to get the right diagnosis. This advice should significantly speed up the process.
Although ankylosing spondylitis (AS) runs in families, figuring out who has it isn’t easy. This autoimmune disorder causes chronic back pain, but so do many other problems. It typically takes eight to 10 years from the time symptoms start to...