Carrying heavy objects, toting a child, or doing strenuous activities can all make your back have the worst time. It takes time, sometimes years to eventually be diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), which is a chronic inflammatory state of the spine. It comes with symptoms that are easily convoluted with those of the common backache we encounter every now and then. This article will, thus, touch on the symptoms that precisely make AS. Learning about them will save you from so much uncertainty and can help you diagnose it soon.