Monday, February 16, 2015

Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis

The symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) can vary in different people. These symptoms are also common to other ailments, including other Autoimmune diseases. So alone these symptoms can not be used to diagnose AS:

  • Back pain - lasting more then 3 months
  • Stiffness and pain in lower back, hips, tail bone or bottom
  • Stiffness in morning, or after a period of in-activity
  • Fatigue
  • Pain in other non spine joints and muscles
  • Bowel inflammation
  • Inflammation of the eye (uveitis)
  • Skin Problems such as psoriases
  • Pain in the heel or under the foot

For more information on diagnosing AS, please see here.