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What are treatments for ankylosing spondylitis?

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Treatments for ankylosing spondylitis include:

Surgery can help a curved spine or neck, as well as damaged knees and hips.

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Corticosteroid shots in your joints
  • Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs
  • Biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs

From: Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology: “Spondyloarthritis.”

Spondylitis Association of America: “Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Harvard Medical School Patient Education Center: “What is ankylosing spondylitis?”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers About Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Spondylitis Association of America: “What is axial spondyloarthritis?”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on April 14, 2019

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology: “Spondyloarthritis.”

Spondylitis Association of America: “Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Harvard Medical School Patient Education Center: “What is ankylosing spondylitis?”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers About Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Spondylitis Association of America: “What is axial spondyloarthritis?”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on April 14, 2019

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