Overview of Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis that affects the spine. The disease causes inflammation of the spine and large joints, resulting in stiffness and pain. The disease may result in erosion at the joint between the spine and the hip bone. It may also cause bony bridges to form between vertebrae in the spine, fusing those bones.
Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment
The goal of treatment for ankylosing spondylitis is to reduce pain and stiffness, prevent deformities and maintain as normal a lifestyle as possible. Your Baylor Scott & White Health team will be available for questions you may have about your condition.
Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of ankylosing spondylitis and personal preferences. Options may include: