This condition causes rapid-onset eye pain, light sensitivity, and blurred vision. We recommend an urgent visit to your PCP or Ophthalmologist if you experience this.
In the early stages of AS, some people’s bones weaken. When vertebrae are affected this way, they can crumple and increase the severity of the hunched posture. These fractures can also put pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves that pass through the spine, causing injury.
Inflammation associated with AS increases the risk of heart disease in general. The aorta, the body’s largest artery, can also be affected by AS. The aorta can become inflamed and enlarged to the point that the shape of the valve is distorted, impairing its function.