Ankylosing Spondylitis: Understanding the Causes, Symptoms, and Management of a Chronic Inflammatory Disease

Author(s): Sunita Deshpande

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory condition that primarily affects the spine and sacroiliac joints, leading to pain, stiffness, and progressive loss of mobility. While AS predominantly targets the axial skeleton, it can also involve peripheral joints and other organs, causing a range of symptoms and complications. In this article, we explore the intricacies of ankylosing spondylitis, from its underlying causes to its impact on daily life and available treatment options.