What Should You Know About Ankylosing Spondylitis & Axial Spondyloarthritis

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Ankylosing Spondylitis is a lifelong condition that causes pain and stiffness in your spine. It is a rare type of arthritis. It is also popularly known as Bechterew disease which usually starts in the lower back of the human body.

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Axial Spondyloarthritis is inflammatory arthritis that causes lower back pain. It also can affect the spine and other joints. Other symptoms such as fatigue, inflammation of the eye, and psoriasis are associated with axial spondyloarthritis.

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Spondyloarthritis indicates the family of inflammatory rheumatological conditions. It can affect the joints of the spine, as well as other bodily systems. On the other hand, axial spondyloarthritis refers to a subset of spondyloarthritis. It affects the joints of the spine, chest, and pelvis.

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For clinicians and researchers, it is very important to know the basic terminology of diseases. Otherwise, it may create confusion. Sometimes we get confused about the correct meaning of any terminology. In this case, you should consult with your health care provider. It may help you to deal with and understanding and your condition. Different types of conditions require different treatments. When you have a better understanding, you can identify what is going on in your body and how you can best manage your symptoms.