Ankylosing Spondylitis
Anklyosing spondylitis is a rare rheumatological condition that causes stiffness and inflammation of the spine and sacroiliac joints, and is characterized by a "bent forward" posture. The condition may be linked to genetic predisposition, and 90 percent of all cases occur in men between the ages of 20-40.

Early, mild symptoms of anklyosing spondyliis include recurring low back pain, pain along that sciatic nerve that runs from the buttocks down to the leg and foot, and stiffness on rising in the morning. As the condition progresses, the pain can spreads from the low back up to middle and/or higher back, and up to the neck. Other symptoms include pain in arms and legs, fatigue, muscle rigidity and more stiffness, anemia, and weight loss.

If you suffer from anklyosing spondylitis, test for identifying gastrointestinal problems, stool sample and scraping to rule out amoebic, bacterial, fungal, or other parasitic problems. Also, test for food allergies and assess your need for digestive enzymes. An effective method for determining causal factors is Electrodermal Screening (see Energy Medicine.)