5 doctors weighed in:
What do you recommend for ankylosing spondylitis?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Stay active
Stay active. If it is early in the process, medication can reduce the pain and physical therapy can counsel on ways to achieve good posture.
If it progresses and one becomes fused (not all cases go that far), you want to have good posture, which reduces the risk of progressive deformity. If fused, take precautions to avoid falls and other trauma. New pain should be promptly evaluated.

In brief: Stay active
Stay active. If it is early in the process, medication can reduce the pain and physical therapy can counsel on ways to achieve good posture.
If it progresses and one becomes fused (not all cases go that far), you want to have good posture, which reduces the risk of progressive deformity. If fused, take precautions to avoid falls and other trauma. New pain should be promptly evaluated.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Thank
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Early use of TNF agents can prevent ligamentous calcifications.
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Enbrel (etanercept)
Read the side effects it works well but has a few problems.

In brief: Enbrel (etanercept)
Read the side effects it works well but has a few problems.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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