ankylosing spondylitis

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How can I test to know if I have a hunchback posture due to ankylosing spondylitis?

If you are concerned that you may be developing a "hunchback" due to ankylosing spondylitis, you can do the following test: stand against a wall with both your back and heels touching the wall, while keeping your chin parallel to the floor. If you find that you can't touch the back of the wall with your head, this can be informative that you have an abnormal head-forward hunchback posture.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/ankylosing-spondylitis/living-with/7040 • DATE UPDATED: 2016-06-09

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