What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?
In this video, Dr. Rowe (St. Joseph, MI chiropractor) helps answer 'What is ankylosing spondylitis?', including its common symptoms, progression and how it’s diagnosed.
Ankylosing spondylitis (or AS) is an auto-immune, rheumatic condition that primarily affects the sacroiliac (SI) joints and the spine.
To help explain it a bit better, this video is broken down into 3 parts: causes, symptoms, and how it’s commonly diagnosed.
Discussed in this video is the HLA-B27 genetic marker (plus other possible causes) and radiographic signs including: sacroiliitis, syndesmophytes, bamboo spine and lumbar squaring.
Also, Dr. Rowe goes over what to do for treatment options (at the end of the video) if you have been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis.