Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a condition that mainly affects the spine.The joints of the neck, back and pelvis become inflamed, causing pain and stiffness. The sacroiliac joints are commonly affected in AS. These joints connect the base of your spine (sacrum) to your pelvis. Other joints, such as the hips and shoulders, can also be involved. AS can also affect other parts of the body, such as the eyes, skin, bowel and lungs. The symptoms of AS usually begin between the ages of 15 and 45 years.
To learn more about AS, download information sheet which provides general information to help you understand how you may be affected and what you can do to manage it, as well as where to find further information and advice.
Michael Slater is one of our greatest cricketing legends, and has been living with AS since he was 18, a condition that saw him get bowled over time and time again. Click here for exercise videos with Michael Slater.