Spondylitis, Ankylosing 

Psoriatic Arthritis 

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is the main rheumatic disease in a group of conditions called the spondyloarthropathies (SpA). Collectively, they are referred to as spondylitis. Although AS primarily affects the mobility of the spine, it rarely affects the entire spine. Sometimes other areas of the body such as the eyes and or small joints of the hands and feet can be involved, but there are treatments available to reduce symptoms.

Arthritis is an illness that can cause pain and swelling in joints. Over time, the joint can become severely damaged. Joints are places where two bones meet, such as elbow or knee. Some kinds of arthritis can cause problems in other organs, such as your eyes, or in your chest. It can affect your skin, too. These problems may be caused by inflammation (in-flah-MAY-shun), a swelling that can include pain or redness. They are telling you that something is wrong. There are several kinds of a...

Ankylosing Spondylitis as related to Arthritis

  • Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) - WebMD
    Information on ankylosing spondylitis, a type of arthritis affecting the spine.

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    Ankylosing spondylitis (pronounced ank-kih-low-sing spon-dill-eye-tiss), or AS, is a form of arthritis that primarily affects the spine, although other joints can ...

  • Ankylosing spondylitis - Wikipedia
    Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of inflammatory arthritis that primarily affects the spine or back. In AS, the joints and ligaments along the spine become inflamed.

  • Overview -
    The Spondylitis Association of America is the only non-profit organization in the United States dedicating its resources to the active support of ankylosing ...

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis | MedlinePlus
    Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis of the spine. It causes inflammation between your vertebrae, which are the bones that make up your spine, and in the ...