Ankylosing Spondylitis Symptom Checklist

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					Ankylosing Spondylitis Symptom Checklist
Have you experienced any of the following?

        Back pain / stiffness which had a gradual onset

        Early morning pain / stiffness which reduces with movement

        Feeling better after exercise and worse after rest

        Sleep disturbance, particularly second half of the night

        Persistence of the above symptoms for more than 3 months

        Pain relieved for a time after a shower or bath

        Inflammation of the iris, within the eye

        Symptoms which began in late teens or 20's

        Source: Ankylosing Spondylitis International Federation

     If you think that you have some or all of the typical symptoms described here we
  recommend that next time you visit your Primary Care Physician you take this checklist
           with you and discuss the symptoms you are experiencing with them.