Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an uncommon kind of arthritis that causes pain and solidness in your spine. This long lasting condition, for the most part begins in your lower back. It can spread up to your neck or harm joints in different pieces of your body.
"Ankylosis" signifies melded bones or other hard tissue. "Spondylitis" signifies aggravation in your spinal bones, or vertebrae. Serious cases can leave your spine slouched. There's no remedy for AS. Yet, prescription and exercise can ease pain and help keep your back solid.
AS frequently begins in your sacroiliac joints, where your spine associates with your pelvis. It can influence where your ligaments and tendons connect to bones. It can even reason your vertebrae to combine.
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Manifestations can contrast from individual to individual. Your condition likewise may change snappier or slower than somebody else's.
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In uncommon cases, your vertebrae may get feeble, making them bound to crack or break. Harmed vertebrae can press on or bother a gathering of nerves in the lower part of your spinal cord called the cauda equina. You may experience difficulty controlling your guts or bladder, sexual issues, or a deficiency of reflexes.
About 40% of individuals with AS have an eye issue called uveitis. It's a sort of eye irritation that is painful and can obscure your vision and make you delicate to brilliant light. On the off chance that you have uveitis, your PCP may check for AS regardless of whether you don't have some other manifestations.
Seldom, AS can amplify your aorta, the biggest course in your body. This can change the state of your aortic valve, permitting blood to spill once again into your heart. Your heart will not siphon too, which can leave you drained and winded.
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