Warning signals for ankylosing spondylitis

The symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis are non-specific - but there are some warning signs that you should definitely be aware of.

Everyone is exposed to back pain in the course of their life. It pinches and pulls in the back - basically still no reason to worry. Often, a soothing massage is enough to relieve tension. You should be more careful

  • if the pain in the lower part of the spine, the buttocks or the heel becomes noticeable, especially when resting for a long time
  • if you wake up at night because the pain has woken you up
  • If the pain is still there in the morning, the joints feel stiff and immobile, and the symptoms only slowly improve with movement.

These are often warning signs of Bekhterev's disease and should definitely be clarified with your doctor.


The world's largest center for the treatment of Bekhterev's disease is located in Gastein. Soothing, pain-relieving and regenerating - the therapy offers with radon in the steam bath, healing gallery and thermal water are varied and effective in Gastein.

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Inflammation of the joints

The first symptoms of the chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease Bekhterev's disease usually appear before the age of 40. In many cases, the disease begins with pain in the pelvis and in the region of the sacro-iliac joints - in other words, in the lower back. This in turn can radiate to the buttocks, which is particularly noticeable in sufferers who sit for long periods. But individual joints such as the knee can also hurt, and ankylosing spondylitis is also noticeable in the form of a painful sternum or inflammation of the middle skin of the eye. The symptoms of the disease are manifold. However, they mainly point to the same thing: inflammation in the body that can become chronic.

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5 Warning Signals You Should Pay Attention To

The causes of ankylosing spondylitis are still largely unknown. Today, it is assumed that both hereditary predispositions and environmental influences trigger a pathological immune response in the body. And this ultimately manifests itself in the characteristics of ankylosing spondylitis:

  • insidious onset
  • pain at rest in the lower back
  • Nocturnal pain so severe that it wakes the patient in the middle of the night
  • Stiffness in the morning, limited mobility of the lumbar spine
  • Short-term improvement of pain with movement

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The creeping phantom
The creeping phantom
Therapy offers in Gastein
Therapy offers in Gastein