Please see the index below for a list of all our articles on Ankylosing Spondylitis.

If you are new to the subject, we recommend starting with: What Is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of inflammatory arthritis that affects the spine and sacroiliac joints and causes low back pain and progressive spinal stiffness.

Surgery is a treatment option when advanced ankylosing spondylitis causes severe disability and is not adequately controlled with medication and physical therapy.

Pain and stiffness in the lower back are the main symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis. Neck pain and peripheral arthritis develop as inflammation progresses.

Medications that decrease inflammation are used to treat ankylosing spondylitis, and physical therapy and exercise help reduce pain and improve mobility.