About
Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Ankylosing Spondylitis (pronounced ank-kih-low-sing spon-dill-eye-tiss), popularly known as AS is a gradually progressing, chronic arthritis-like illness that affects the spine. It is very often neglected or overlooked during the early stages1,2.

A diagnosis like this can be difficult to get a grip on, especially since it appears to be just a nagging lower back pain.

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Ref 1: Sieper J, et al. Ann Rheum Dis 2002;61(Suppl III):iii8–iii18. 2. Arthritis and Anklyosing Spondylitis. Webmd. Available [Online] at : https://www.webmd.com/back-pain/guide/ankylosing-spondylitis#1 Accessed on 10 Dec 2018

Symptoms of
Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Sometimes our own body’s defences work against us, instead of for us, especially in auto-immune diseases like Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Is your spine under attack?

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Ankylosing Spondylitis:
The Big Deal

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So, what’s the big deal about Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Why is it different from other arthritic diseases?

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Diagnosis & Treatment

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Right diagnosis is the first step towards finding relief from pain and stiffness; all the while ‘fighting the fuse’.

What’s your diagnosis?

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Your journey with Ankylosing Spondylitis is unique, just like you are. You need the right treatment to counter the debilitating pain, sleeplessness and fatigue and to help you fight the fuse.

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Ankylosing Spondylitis
in conversation

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Ankylosing Spondylitis stories

You are not alone in the fight against the fuse. Your story can inspire others like you to opt for the right treatment choices to FIGHT THE FUSE!

Give your unique Ankylosing Spondylitis story a voice.

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Ankylosing Spondylitis media

Keep up with the latest media articles and stories related to Ankylosing Spondylitis.

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Ask your Rheumatologist

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Discussion guide

Doctor’s appointments can be short and may not allow you to get into details about your disease or type of therapy.

#Fightthefuse offers you a list of questions which can help you clarify your doubts and concerns and help make the right treatment choice.

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