Questions and Answers about Ankylosing Spondylitis

By NIAMS — From nih.gov Published at February 23, 2012 Views 546 Likes 1

Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of progressive arthritis due to chronic inflammation of the joints in the spine. Its name comes from the Greek words “ankylos,” meaning stiffening of a joint, and “spondylo,” meaning vertebra. Spondylitis refers to inflammation of the spine or one or more of the adjacent structures of the vertebrae.

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