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How can non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) help control ankylosing spondylitis pain?

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These drugs include medications like ibuprofen and naproxen. NSAIDs, which lower inflammation, may be a part of your regular daily treatment plan. If they are, don’t take more than prescribed without talking with your doctor. If NSAIDs aren’t a part of your treatment plan, talk with your doctor about them.

From: Pain Management for Your Back WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “What is ankylosing spondylitis?”

Grant Louie, MD, assistant professor of medicine, division of rheumatology, Johns Hopkins Medical Center.

Mattey, DL, , December 2011. Journal of Rheumatology

Spondylitis Association of America: “Ankylosing Spondylitis,” “Exercise and Posture.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 14, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “What is ankylosing spondylitis?”

Grant Louie, MD, assistant professor of medicine, division of rheumatology, Johns Hopkins Medical Center.

Mattey, DL, , December 2011. Journal of Rheumatology

Spondylitis Association of America: “Ankylosing Spondylitis,” “Exercise and Posture.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 14, 2018

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