Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatments
There is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis, but its symptoms can be relieved with treatments such as physiotherapy, exercise, medication, and in severe cases, surgery.
Physiotherapy and exercise
A tailored physiotherapy and exercise plan is important for those with AS.
A physiotherapist can design a program of stretching, deep breathing, and range-of-motion exercises. This specialist can also offer advice on maintaining good posture and may suggest hydrotherapy, or special exercises in a warm-water pool.
Physiotherapy and exercise can prevent stooping and stiffness of the spine, keep the back flexible, make daily activities easier, and lower the chances of someone with AS experiencing severe pain or injuring themselves further.