I am a female with chronic neck stiffness and loss of range of motion but nothing on x-ray. Could this be AS? I also have mild Postive Ana, and Ds-dna antibodies. I was told Lupus does not affect the neck, is that right?
AS usually presents with chronic low back pain and morning stiffness that progresses up the spine. I agree that neck pain is not a usual lupus symptom unless part of more diffuse muscle and joint pain.