Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that primarily affects the spine, causing the joints to fuse together. In severe cases, ankylosing spondylitis can cause the spine to fuse in a bent position, resulting in chronic pain and a hunched posture. Though there is no cure for the condition, early treatment can lessen the extent and severity of a patient’s symptoms.

Dr. Susan Baker is a Board-certified rheumatologist and internist in Beverly Hills who specializes in rare diseases relating to connective tissues. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Baker, please contact us by calling (310) 274-7770 or filling out the online contact form today.