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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Ankylosing spondylitis

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* Not a rare disease

Other Names for this Disease
  • Ankylosing spondyloarthritis
  • Bechterew syndrome
  • Marie-Strumpell spondylitis
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  • I am 25 years old. I was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis (grade 2) one and a half years ago. I am on NSAIDs presently. I have lower back pain and morning stiffness for 30 to 45 minutes. I do regular exercises. What can I do for normal spinal mobility and a healthy life? Is there any role of food in this disease? Will all patients with this disease become disabled and spines become fused? What are the chances of transmission of this disease to my offspring? What types of tests should I have each year? Click here for answer

  • Can it affect the hands as well as other parts of the body? Also, can diet improve or vitamins help? The strong meds seem to make it worse - hard on the stomach and causing other medical problems. Click here for answer

  • Is there an association between ankylosing spondylitis and Crohn's disease? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Ankylosing spondyloarthritis
  • Bechterew syndrome
  • Marie-Strumpell spondylitis
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.