Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) primarily involves the spine and back, with patients experiencing pain and stiffness of the back (sometimes severe). The ankylosing spondylitis booklet gives some information that you may find useful regarding different forms of treatment, and advice about posture, exercises, occupation and inheritance.

The aims of treatment are:

  • Symptom relief
  • Restore musculoskeletal function
  • Prevention of  joint damage
  • Prevent spinal fusion  and loss of function
  • Reduce extraarticular manifestations
  • Prevent complications of spinal disease

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Private appointments: 01892 741 127 or email (self referral or via GP or another clinician)

NHS appointments via your GP and NHS hospital central booking system only