8 Natural Ways to Relieve Ankylosing Spondylitis Pain
“Massage therapy, when performed by a therapist accustomed to working with ankylosing spondylitis, may be helpful,” Ostrowski says.
Massage may not only help relieve the pain and stiffness of ankylosing spondylitis but also help ease the stress commonly brought on by having a chronic condition.
“Yoga is a great natural pain reliever for ankylosing spondylitis,” Ostrowski says. “You need to start with very basic poses and be patient,
but if you work with an instructor who can modify the yoga positions for you, you can really benefit from this form of exercise.” A review of studies published in January 2016 in the Journal of Orthopedics & Rheumatology examined the impact of yoga on low back pain and found that it was safe and can help reduce both disability and pain.