AS Tag

When Niki Fontenot was 22 she first began to notice symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis. Over the years, after being told she had less critical afflictions such as tendonitis, she was finally diagnosed with A.S. at age 26, taking after her father who also possessed the...

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory disease of the spine, under the umbrella of arthritis, which causes inflammation, chronic pain, and can cause the spine to eventually fuse.  Jennifer, age 28, full-time employee, student, and mom was diagnosed about two years ago with AS and has since then found little reprieve in her prescribed medications.