8 Natural Ways to Relieve Ankylosing Spondylitis Pain
8. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS):
TENS involves passing an electric current through the skin. It may work on the same principle as acupuncture — by bringing about the release of the body’s natural pain relievers.
Although there have been some studies on TENS for back pain, results are mixed. Ostrowski says physical therapists may use TENS for pain that’s not responding to exercise and stretching.
Other Tips for Ankylosing Spondylitis Pain Relief
Considering chiropractics? Chiropractic treatment generally is not recommended for ankylosing spondylitis. “Chiropractic care isn’t advised for this type of back pain because changes from ankylosing spondylitis may increase the risk of injury during manipulation,” Ostrowski says.