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Patient information - Ankylosing

Ankylosing spondylitis or AS, is a form of arthritis that affects the spine, and can also affect other joints . It causes inflammation of the spinal joints (vertebrae) that can lead to severe, chronic pain and discomfort with stiffness. This booklet aims to tell you something about the condition and how it may affect your health and activity. It also deals with how to look after yourself, different forms of treatment, and gives advice about posture, exercise, occupation and inheritance.

Click here to download the broucher.