Ankylosing Spondylitis, Orthopedic Perspective (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
People should seek medical care if they believe they have the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis as described above. Patients with worsening pain and stiffness in the hips and spine that is relieved with exercise may have ankylosing spondylitis. This differs from many other causes of back and hip pain where activity can make the pain worse.
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