Discuss your options with your doctor
When you have ankylosing spondylitis (AS) or non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA), you and your rheumatologist will decide a treatment plan. In addition to medication, your doctor may recommend a regimen of exercise and physical therapy as part of your treatment plan to help improve your posture and mobility. While there is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis, treatment can help reduce the pain and stiffness it causes. Have open and honest talks with your rheumatologist about the appropriate therapy for you and your goals.
Select patients with severe disease and limited mobility may benefit from spine or hip surgery. It is important to discuss all treatment options and their risks and benefits with the appropriate specialists.
The danger of not treating AS and nr-axSpA
Not treating ankylosing spondylitis (AS) or non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) can cause radiographic changes and your pain to get worse over time. That's why it's so important to seek treatment from a rheumatologist with whom you can discuss all of your symptoms.
EFFECTS OF AS AND NR-AXSPA
Over time, symptoms of AS and nr-axSpA can appear in the upper spine, rib cage, and neck.
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