What Are The Symptoms of Spondylitis?

Spondylitis refers to inflammation of the vertebrae in the spine. Common symptoms can include:

  • Back pain: Persistent, often severe pain in the lower back.
  • Stiffness: Particularly in the morning or after periods of inactivity.
  • Reduced mobility: Difficulty bending or twisting the spine.
  • Fatigue: Feeling tired due to chronic pain and inflammation.
  • Pain in other joints: Spondylitis can affect other joints like hips, shoulders, and knees.
  • Radiating pain: Pain can radiate to the buttocks or thighs.
  • Eye inflammation: In some cases, spondylitis can cause eye inflammation (uveitis).
  • Breathing problems: Severe cases may affect chest expansion and lung function.

Symptoms can vary from person to person, and early diagnosis and treatment are essential to manage the condition effectively. If you suspect you have spondylitis, consult a healthcare professional for evaluation and guidance.