5 Questions to ask yourself

5 Questions to ask yourself if you think you have AS

If you have had back pain for more than 3 months, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Did your back pain start when you were aged 40 or under?
  2. Did your back pain develop gradually?
  3. Does your back pain improve with exercise?
  4. Do you find there is no improvement in your back pain when you rest?
  5. Do you suffer from back pain at night which improves upon getting up?

If you have experienced at least 4 out of the 5 questions given, consult a rheumatologist immediately!