Signs and Symptoms
Symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis include:
- Stiffness, especially in the morning
- Functional limitation
When the disorder affects the spine, it also may result in progressive deformity including curvature of the back, called kyphosis, and the inability to stand up straight.
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