Conditions we treat include:

Ankylosing Spondylitis
Bursitis and Tendonitis

Fibromyalgia
Gout
Joint Pain
Osteoarthritis
Osteoporosis
Pseudogout
Psoriatic Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Scleroderma
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Vasculitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the joints causing inflammation primarily of the spine. It affects men more often than females and usually begins in the twenties and thirties. The most common symptoms are low back or neck pain associated with prolonged stiffness in the joints. Other areas of involvement can include the eyes, heart and lungs. It is important that you discuss your symptoms with your rheumatologist, as diagnosing AS can be very difficult.

While we do not know what causes AS, we do know that family history and some environmental exposures can increase the risk of getting this disease. We have several very effective treatments available to help ease the pain and disability from this autoimmune condition.

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