Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disorder of unknown origin that primarily affects the spine, sternum, and large joints in the body. The most distinctive feature of this condition is a significant or complete loss of flexibility in the spine. People with this disorder experience lower back pain, morning stiffness, and limited motion. These symptoms commonly improve after exercise and worsen after sleep or prolonged rest.

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