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Ankylosing Spondylitis:
An inflammatory arthritis affecting the spine and large joints.
Common
More than 1 million cases per year (India)

  • Treatable by a medical professional
  • Requires a medical diagnosis
  • Lab tests or imaging always required
  • Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong

The condition is more common among men and usually begins in early adulthood.
Symptoms typically appear in early adulthood and include reduced
flexibility in the spine. This reduced flexibility eventually results in a
hunched-forward posture. Pain in the back and joints is also common.
Treatment includes medication, physiotherapy and in rare cases, surgery.

Ages affected

  • 0-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-13
  • 14-18
  • 19-40
  • 41-60
  • 60+

Symptoms typically appear in early adulthood and include reduced
flexibility in the spine. This reduced flexibility eventually results in a
hunched-forward posture. Pain in the back and joints is also common.

People may experience:
Pain areas: in the joints, lower back, back, hip, middle back, neck, or shoulder
Pain circumstances: can occur during rest
Joints: back joint dysfunction, stiffness, or tenderness
Also common: arthritis, bone tissue formation, fatigue, hunched back, inflamed tendons, physical deformity, or stiffness