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Symptoms and Signs of Ankylosing Spondylitis


2. Bony Fusion

Bony fusion just sounds painful and it is. According to WebMD, ankylosing spondylitis can lead to an overgrowth of bones which creates a slew of other problems like the abnormal joining of bones. This is exactly what bony fusion is. “Fusion affecting bones of the neck, back, or hips may affect your ability to perform everyday things,” writes WebMD. “Fusion of the ribs to the spine or breastbone may limit your ability to expand your chest when taking a deep breath.”

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