"Oh, my aching back", Yes! This is the term we often come across from our near and dear ones. Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for medical consultations. Almost 70% of the world's population is thought to have suffered from back pain at least once in their lifetime. Out of which, close to 6% of these cases are due to a long-term debilitating condition called as 'Ankylosing Spondylitis'. This condition is often misdiagnosed as general low back pain. According to scientific data, there have been delays in this condition to be correctly identified for as long as 10 years. This is likely due to a lack of awareness amongst the public and tendency of the disease to occur during younger years where the symptoms are not obvious or persistent and often ignored.
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