2. Pain that Develops over Time and Varies
The pains that Ankylosing Spondylitis causes may occur in any part of the body where tendons connect to a bone. This inflammatory pain often develops slowly over a period of years although at times it can flare up suddenly. Its symptoms also change and might lessen or worsen as time passes. Sometimes these pains come on after a period of rest or it might wake the patient up at night. In the mildest of cases it is barely noticeable but in the most severe incidences it makes it extremely painful to bend, turn around or do other movements we regularly make with little thought. In all events teenagers should not normally experience pain in their lower backs so when it happens it requires an immediate medical referral.