Fast Five Quiz: Ankylosing Spondylitis Signs and Symptoms

Herbert S. Diamond, MD


July 02, 2020

The age of onset of AS is usually from the late teens to 40 years. Onset in persons older than 50 years is unusual, although diagnosis of mild or asymptomatic disease may be made at a later age.

Insidious onset of low back pain is the most common symptom of AS, and the symptoms are often worse in the morning or with inactivity. There is consensus that exercise is beneficial in AS.

Learn more about the signs and symptoms of AS.


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