Ankylosing Spondylitis, Rheumatologic Perspective (cont.)
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Rehabilitation therapies are important in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis. Proper sleep and walking postures, together with abdominal and back exercises, help maintain correct posture. Exercises help maintain joint mobility.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/23/2014
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