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Spinal fusion: The big deal about Ankylosing Spondylitis

If not treated promptly, Ankylosing Spondylitis tends to worsen over time resulting in damage and ultimately fusion of spinal bones. Increasing pain, stiffness, and immobility are the signals that the disease is progressing towards fusion.

Learn how to decipher the signs of progressing disease and newer treatment options that can potentially slow down spinal fusion.

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Living AS Champions

Every Ankylosing Spondylitis champion has a story to tell. Meet some of our AS champions who deal with the challenges of Ankylosing Spondylitis and inspire others like them. Understand how they ‘Fight The Fuse’ by meticulous adherence to treatment and regular follow-ups with the Rheumatologist.

Be an AS champion and Fight The Fuse.

Stay active with Ankylosing Spondylitis: Exercise matters

Medication and exercise go hand in hand when dealing with Ankylosing Spondylitis. Exercising has tremendous benefits which range from increasing flexibility to better posture and reduced pain and stiffness. When you have Ankylosing Spondylitis, exercise needs to be part of your life; so make sure you choose a routine you enjoy.

Watch our detailed exercise videos created to help you Fight The Fuse.

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How to get involved: Join a patient community

Communities and support groups are a great way to connect with others living with Ankylosing Spondylitis
and to share information about managing the condition.

Ask your Rheumatologist for biologics that slow down spinal fusion.