Do I have ankylosing spondylitis (AS)?
AS is a form of inflammatory arthritis. The information in this section helps you identify whether your back pain may be inflammatory and explains some of the key terms used, including spondyloarthritis and axial spondyloarthritis.
Next steps explains what you should do if you suspect you have inflammatory back pain.
AS can be difficult to diagnose. To find out more about the difficulties of diagnosing AS click here to listen to podcasts from a patient and from Dr Andrew Keat, consultant rheumatologist.