Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a long-term (chronic) condition in which the spine and other areas of the body become inflamed.
The symptoms of AS can vary but usually involve:
These symptoms tend to develop gradually, usually over several months or years, and may come and go over time.
In some people, the condition gets better with time, but for others it can get slowly worse.
The symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) can vary from person to person but usually develop slowly, over several months or years.
AS usually first starts to develop during later teenage years or early adulthood. The symptoms may come and go, and improve or get worse over many years.
The main symptoms of AS are described below, although you may not develop all of these if you have the condition.
Back pain and stiffness
Back pain and stiffness are usually the main symptoms of AS. You may find:
As well as causing symptoms in your back and spine, AS can also cause inflammation of the joints (arthritis) in other parts of your body, such as your hips and knees. The main symptoms associated with arthritis are:
Enthesitis is painful inflammation where a bone is joined to a tendon (a tough cord of tissue that connects muscles to bones) or a ligament (a band of tissue that connects bones to bones).
Common sites for enthesitis are:
If your ribs are affected, you may experience chest pain, and you may find it difficult to expand your chest when breathing deeply.
Fatigue is a common symptom of untreated AS. It can make you feel tired -and lacking in energy.
Ankylosing Spondylitis AS
Topically apply 15 drops over the spine:
Inflammation Blend, in the morning
DNA Protector in the evening
If arthritis symptoms are also being experienced, drink 1 capsule Joint Support Blend (Arthritis), once a day.
You can also apply 15-20 drops of the Pain Blend 100ml, over the spine and/or affected area as needed for pain management.
Whenever you apply more than one blend to an area, wait 10 minutes between applications.