A new study from Stanford University found that men and women may be equally likely to develop ankylosing spondylitis (AS), despite older research that showed the condition is much more common in men.
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and sciatica can both cause intense back pain, but they are two different conditions. Learn the differences between AS, which is a form of arthritis, and sciatica, which is nerve pain from damage or irritation to the sciatic nerve
“An improved risk stratification and vigilance for early diagnosis and treatment of AS particularly in African American patients is needed,” say study authors.
More evidence suggests that these are variations of the same disease and should be treated similarly.
When you think ‘ankylosing spondylitis,’ you tend to think: lower back pain. But you can have pain in peripheral joints like the knees.
The inflammatory arthritis ankylosing spondylitis can impact your entire body. Learn more about common ankylosing spondylitis comorbidities and how to prevent and manage them.
Here’s how to handle these increases in AS disease activity.
If you have chronic back pain that wakes you up in the second half of the night, it could be a type of inflammatory arthritis called ankylosing spondylitis.
People with ankylosing spondylitis have an elevated risk of DVT and pulmonary embolisms. Here’s how to protect yourself.
The list of AS symptoms is long, but these lifestyle adjustments can help you start to feel better.
Ankylosing spondylitis can present quite differently from person to person. These are some clues your back pain and other symptoms could actually be AS.