Ankylosing Spondylitis Clinic

The UCSF Ankylosing Spondylitis Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ankylosing spondylitis, an inflammatory condition that affects the joints between the spinal bones and between the spine and pelvis. We offer the latest diagnostic techniques, with a particular focus on identifying the disease early using specialized examination techniques and magnetic resonance imaging.

Treatment options include the newest medications, though we emphasize other treatments as well. For example, we encourage patients to work with UCSF physical therapists to learn exercises that address the disease.

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    • usnews-neurology

      Best hospital in Northern California

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      Best in the West for rheumatology

    • n7-2x

      Ranked No. 7 in the nation for rheumatology

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    This eight-week UCSF class teaches mindfulness practices, such as meditation and body awareness, that can reduce stress and improve your overall health.

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    Spiritual Care Services

    Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers. Learn more.

    International Services

    If you live in another country and are coming to UCSF for medical
    treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

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    Interpreters

    UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
    English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.

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    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

    Related clinics

    Rheumatology Clinic

    400 Parnassus Ave., Floor B1
    San Francisco, CA 94143

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      UCSF Division of Rheumatology Research

      The UCSF Division of Rheumatology's research aims to illuminate how rheumatologic diseases develop as well as to discover new therapies. The division also studies health care delivery.

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