Ankylosing Spondylitis is a type of arthritis that affects the spine. This is a chronic inflammatory arthritis that commonly affects the sacroiliac joints in young men. The onset is usually rapid with recurring episodes of low back pain and stiffness, which radiates sometimes to buttocks or thighs. Characteristically, the symptoms are worse in the early morning and following inactivity.
Causes of Ankylosing Spondylitis
The complete cause of Ankylosing Spondylitis is still not understood in modern medical science. It is believed to be partly related to genetics and is more common in people with a family history of this disease. Ankylosing Spondylitis is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s own defence system destroys the body tissues.
Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Low back pain
- Stiffness in back and lumber region