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What are the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis?

Signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis can include: • Lower back pain that gradually appears over time, is worse after rest and improves after exercise; • A stiff back in the morning; • Buttock, hip or shoulder pain; • Limited mobility of the spine; • Head-forward posture or neck pain, and; • Pain in ligaments and tendons that are attached to the spine. These signs and symptoms can improve, worsen or stop entirely at irregular intervals.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 11 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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