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Spinal Surgery in AS

Introduction: The prevalence of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is estimated to be 0.8% in southern Chinese. However, the number of patients requiring spinal surgery is much less and in fact in declining trend. The exact reason is not certain but is like
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Effects of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Although other joints can be involved, ankylosing spondylitis (AS) primarily affects the spine. In this particular type of arthritis, the joints and ligaments of the spine become inflamed. This can cause back pain and stiffness. In time, the bones ma
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Myths About Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) Only Affects the Back No. Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a form of inflammatory, painful arthritis that mainly affects the lower back and spinal joints (vertebrae). However, other joints such as the knee, shoulders, hips,
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Ankylosing Spondylitis (Reactive Arthritis of the Spine)

If your back is stiff and hurts when you move, if it hurts to touch two points at the side of the top of your pelvis where it joins your spine (the sacroiliac joint), and if your back x ray shows signs of this disease, you probably suffer from ankylo
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Ankylosing Spondylitis Overview

How is it treated? Treatment includes exercise and physical therapy. These will help reduce stiffness so that you can stand up straighter and move around better. Your doctor will also give you medicine for pain and swelling. Because people with ankyl
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