Definitions for "Ankylosing spondylitis"
Inflammation of spinal joints similar to rheumatoid arthritis.
A medical condition in which parts of the spine (the joints between the vertebrae) become inflamed. The condition causes back pain and stiffness, and can lead to deformities of the spine and damage to the spinal cord.
The Condition"...Doctors usually base their diagnosis on symptoms and X-rays showing inflammation of the sacroiliac joints at the back of the pelvis..."
See spondyloarthropathies.