It often affects men more than women and comes on in late teen early twenties. There can often be a long delay in diagnosis.
Treatment options have greatly improved in recent years with the advent of TNF blocker drugs. Exercise and physiotherapy remain a critical part of patient care however.
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a type of chronic (long-term) arthritis that affects parts of the spine, including bones, muscles and ligaments