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Ankylosing Spondylitis Center

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a form of inflammatory arthritis that affects the spine. In severe cases of ankylosing spondylitis, the disease causes new bone formation, which can cause the bones in the spine to fuse (join) together.

Exams and Tests for Rheumatoid Arthritis

To diagnose rheumatoid arthritis, the doctor will run through several exams and tests.

Exams and Tests for Ankylosing Spondylitis

The diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) requires an in-depth review of your medical and family history, physical and neurological examinations, blood tests, and imaging studies, such as x-ray or MRI.

Exams and Tests to Diagnose Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

A doctor diagnoses juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) by carefully examining the patient and his or her medical history, along with the results of laboratory tests. This article explains the exams and tests that diagnose JIA.

Ankylosing Spondylitis: Treatment and Recovery

Treatment for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is aimed at relieving the patient's symptoms and preventing spinal deformity.

Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Type of Spinal Inflammatory Arthritis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory spinal disease characterized by spinal joint pain and progressive stiffness in the neck and back.

Common Ankylosing Spondylitis Questions

Ankylosing Spondylitis. What is it? What causes it? What can you do for the pain and other symptoms?

Anatomy of Ankylosing Spondylitis

A solid understanding of your spinal anatomy will help you understand how ankylosing spondylitis (AS) affects your spine. Learn about the different spinal regions where AS can cause inflammation and fused bones.

Tackling Ankylosing Spondylitis Complications

A new study published online in October 2012 confirms that people with ankylosing sypondylitis are at risk for complications such as sleep problems, depression, and anxiety. Learn how to get help.

Facts and Tips about Ankylosing Spondylitis

Who gets ankylosing spondylitis more frequently: males or females? Is exercise a good idea if you have AS? Learn the answers to those questions, plus read other facts and tips about this spinal condition.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Animation

An orthopedic surgeon explains how Ankylosing Spondylitis, a form of inflammatory arthritis, causes the spine to fuse in this short, animated video.

Surgery for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

There are a few scenarios where surgery may be recommended. Learn more in this article.

Complications of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)

The disease process of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) varies by type, disease activity, and severity. Usually, severity of symptoms fluctuates in a series of flares and remissions.

Common Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Questions

Four common questions about Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis are answered here.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Symptoms May Include Painful, Swollen, Stiff Joints

The hallmark symptoms of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) are painful, swollen, stiff joints. In the spine, this type of inflammatory arthritis may affect the cervical spine; the neck.
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