Your doctor will review your family medical history and conduct a physical examination especially of your spine and your limbs. If your doctor suspects that you may have this condition, you may be required to perform blood investigations and X-rays of your spine.
X-ray changes of the sacroiliac joints, known as sacroiliitis, is a key sign of spondyloarthritis. If X-rays are normal, but the symptoms are highly suspicious, your doctor may perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on you, which are able to show these joints better and can pick up early involvement.
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