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Ankylosing Spondylitis, Neurologic Perspective (cont.)

Ankylosing Spondylitis Neurologic Treatment

General principles of treatment include the following:

  • Exercise and postural training to strengthen the back and neck and help maintain correct posture
  • Medications to decrease pain and inflammation
  • Diagnosis and treatment of potential complications
  • Smoking cessation

Self-Care at Home

Good sleeping posture with a small pillow on a firm mattress in either the supine (lying face upward) position or the prone (lying face downward) position helps in alleviating pain and stiffness in people with ankylosing spondylitis.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/9/2016

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