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Although there may be some diet plans that are promoted as being good for ankylosing spondylitis, few of these claims have been substantiated in clinical studies. Some people with AS and other conditions have found that certain foods trigger changes in symptoms. You might want to try keeping a food diary over a few weeks to see if you can see a difference in symptoms—either getting better or worse—and to detect possible food sensitivities.
Getting regular exercise is vital in managing ankylosing spondylitis, as it can help prevent permanent stiffness and preserve your range of motion in your back and neck. It’s a good idea to meet with a physical therapist who can work with you on your overall exercise program, but here are a few exercises you can try:
Practicing good posture is also important, as it can prevent your joints from fusing in an undesirable position. For examples of specific exercises you can try, as well as more AS tips, sign up for a free brochure.