Diagnosis Treatment & Management of Ankylosing Spondylitis
Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis
The optimal management of ankylosing spondylitis combines both medications and non – drug therapies.
Several different types of AS drugs are available, and decisions about which drug or combination of drugs to use will depend on your particular situation.
Your rheumatologist will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan.
During treatment, make sure that all of your healthcare providers are informed about all of your medications.
This includes prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, and dietary supplements.
Some products may not be safe to combine with your RA medications.
The goals of therapy for AS are to control inflammation, decrease pain, maintain function,
and prevent deformity with the fewest side effects. A therapeutic program will include non-drug and drug components.