Anca Askanase Contributor

Dr. Askanase is a rheumatologist specializing in lupus, Sjogren's syndrome, and vasculitis at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She is the founder and clinical director of Columbia's Lupus Center and the Director of Rheumatology Clinical Trials.

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Surgery for Ankylosing Spondylitis: When Is It Necessary?

Following your treatment regimen can prevent the need for these complex surgeries.

Newly Diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis? Here’s What to Know

“The earlier we intervene … the more likely that the outcomes are going to be excellent.”

Complications of Ankylosing Spondylitis: What Is Spinal Fusion?

Doctors often refer to spinal fusion as “bamboo spine.”

Medication Options to Treat Ankylosing Spondylitis

Finding the right option for you can prevent spinal damage in the future.

Signs Your Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment Is Working

Reduced symptoms is just part of the equation.

How DMARDs Help Treat Ankylosing Spondylitis

DMARDs treat inflammation at the source.

Managing Ankylosing Spondylitis Flares: When to Call a Doctor

Is it time to get in touch with your doctor?