Ankylosing Spondylitis, Ophthalmologic Perspective (cont.)
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AS Diagnosis and Treatment
The diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis is made on the basis of a history, a physical exam, X-ray films, and laboratory tests.
A cure for ankylosing spondylitis does not currently exist; however, effective treatment options can relieve pain and improve a person's condition. The general approach to treatment includes medication, physical therapy, and exercise.
Surgery may be necessary to treat problems caused by ankylosing spondylitis in the spine and other joints of the body.
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