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Ankylosing Spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that can cause some vertebrae in the spine or larger joints to fuse together. The fusing makes the spine and/or joint less flexible and difficulty in daily activities such as walking, standing or breathing (depending on the affected area). The condition is more common among men and usually begins in early adult life.Pain in the back and joints is also common. Treatment includes medication, physical therapy, and in rare cases surgery.