Latest ankylosing spondylitis Stories

2005-11-11 14:52:34

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Exercise programs are beneficial for people with a type of arthritis affecting the spine -- ankylosing spondylitis (AS) -- Norwegian researchers report, although it is not clear which type of protocol is best. Dr. Hanne Dagfinrud of the University of Oslo and colleagues reviewed of 43 studies involving exercise and AS and eventually scrutinized data on a total of 561 patients in six trials. The results are published in the Journal of Rheumatology. In the...

2005-06-15 18:25:00

When kids or teens experience aching joints and stiffness it may be more than growing pains. It may be arthritis of the spine and other joints (ankylosing spondylitis), which researchers report can often go undiagnosed for years and years, leading to serious problems in adulthood. The findings, generated from a national life impact study and reported in the June 15 issue of Arthritis Care and Research, highlight a need for increased awareness and earlier treatment of the disease. "Many...

2005-06-02 01:50:00

A widely under-recognized form of arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic, progressive disease targeting the spine. Commonly striking in young adulthood, before age 35, AS causes inflammation, pain, and stiffness in the spinal joints--the vertebrae--and the sacroiliac joint, where the spinal column meets the pelvis. In advanced cases, this disease can result in deforming, crippling spinal fusion and organ damage. According to expert estimates, AS afflicts at least half a million...

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