Ankylosing Spondylitis can be a debilitating arthritic disorder that leaves patients in pain. We are currently enrolling for a trial of patients that are dealing with this symptamology.
Sometimes the pain in one’s back can become chronic but we want to avoid that if we can and stop the progression. Typically, this begins with mild pain and stiffness in the lower back. This will be a dull type of pain that is not localized to any particular area.
The most common is in women and symptoms crop up from ages 17-45. Sometimes, these symptoms can go unnoticed but eventually this will be extend to other areas of the body. The biggest difference with these symptoms is that it is not mechanical but it is inflammation, which is why you feel the dull diffuse pain.
With inflammation being one of the main contributors in Ankylosing Spondylitis, you can also make dietary changes that are helpful. The most inflammatory foods are going to be those that are highly processed or deep fried, however there are some that might not be as common that you might want to avoid. Those include, but are not limited to: artificial sweeteners, refined sugar, alcohol, baked goods, and gluten. A gluten free diet is one commonly upheld by those that suffer from AS.