Quick facts on Ankylosing Spondylitis
Quick facts on ankylosing spondylitis.
1. Research has shown it takes on average 7 to 10 years before the diagnosis is made
2. Spondyloarthritis more often affects males in their teens or 20s.
3. It may run in families
4. Inflammation of joints in the back and hip leading to fusion if the joints with resultant functional disability from the stiff joints.
5. If found early, we have medicines called biologics that can help
The disease is called Ankylosing spondylitis
Do you experience back pain and you’re below the age of 45, you could have a disease called ankylosing spondylitis?
It presents as back pain that is worse in the morning, relieved on rest amongst many other symptoms