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What can I do to help deal with ankylosing spondilitis?

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Dr. Jacek Jodelka
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: See a doctor

There are a few medications called disease modifying therapies (medications that halt or reverse the progression of disease) find a rheumatologist to get on a treatment regimen.
Other medications like tylenol, (acetaminophen) aleive, percocet, ect, will just temporarily mask the pain and the disease will progress. Physical therapy may help as well.

In brief: See a doctor

There are a few medications called disease modifying therapies (medications that halt or reverse the progression of disease) find a rheumatologist to get on a treatment regimen.
Other medications like tylenol, (acetaminophen) aleive, percocet, ect, will just temporarily mask the pain and the disease will progress. Physical therapy may help as well.
Dr. Jacek Jodelka
Dr. Jacek Jodelka
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Medication and

Modalities as well as exercise.
Lifestyle changes like weight control & not smoking are important. You should see a rheumatologist for getting the correct medication regimen for you & be guided through an exercises program for maintaining flexibility and correct posture. This may be initiated with physical therapy which can also provide for modalities like ultrasound and myofascial techniques.

In brief: Medication and

Modalities as well as exercise.
Lifestyle changes like weight control & not smoking are important. You should see a rheumatologist for getting the correct medication regimen for you & be guided through an exercises program for maintaining flexibility and correct posture. This may be initiated with physical therapy which can also provide for modalities like ultrasound and myofascial techniques.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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