Because symptoms of AS can range from mild to severe, some people can manage their symptoms with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen diclofenac, and naproxen sodium. If your symptoms don’t respond to those drugs, prescription medications are the next
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
What is ankylosing spondylitis? Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a persistent (chronic) arthritic (rheumatic) disease. It is not known what causes it. It mainly affects the spine and the sacroiliac joints. Sometimes other joints and other parts of the body are affected.