Posture in Advanced Ankylosing Spondylitis
severe ankylosing spondylitis advances:
- The head moves forward and the neck becomes
- The upper back curves forward (kyphosis).
normal curve in the low back flattens.
- The hips may become stiff
and not straighten completely.
- People often keep their knees bent a
little to make up for the changed curves in their back and stiffness in their
hips. This bending of the knees causes the body to shift back a little so it's
easier to balance and to see straight ahead.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Stanford M. Shoor, MD - Rheumatology|
|Last Revised||July 28, 2011|