Ankylosing Spondylitis is a painful disease which causes increasing stiffness and rigidity of the spine. Untreated, this can lead to spinal deformity.
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Ankylosing Spondylitis International Federation
World-wide roof organization, lists addresses and additional data of self-help societies of patients suffering from this or related diseases in 30 countries.
AS Support Group
Offers communication, medical and support centers for those with the disease.
eMedicine: Ankylosing Spondylitis
A review, including the epidemiology, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.
eMedicine: Ankylosing Spondylitis and Undifferentiated Spondyloarthropathy
Full text article compares these diseases.
MayoClinic.com - Ankylosing Spondylitis
Offers an overview of the disease, along with links that lead to more information.
MedicineNet: Ankylosing Spondylitis
Information, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options and areas of research.
My Back Pages Regarding Ankylosing Spondylitis
Personal pages of Chris Gates telling of his experience with the condition.
National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society
A resource for sufferers. Information about the disease, with practical advice on daily living and a must-do daily exercise schedule. United Kingdom.
NHS Choices: Ankylosing Spondylitis
Provides information on this type of chronic arthritis. Includes details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, complications and self help.
Spondylitis Association of America
Supports education, research and treatment for ankylosing spondylitis and related diseases. Description of the disease, personal stories, online forum, and other resources for patients and physicians.
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