9 Dos and Don’ts of Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment

Everyday Health—January 26, 2016

Everyday Health writer Beth Orenstein explains how individuals living with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) can make following a treatment plan a main priority and what lifestyle changes can help.

The article notes: "Most people with AS can be helped by a combination of anti-inflammatory drugs and biologics," says Susan M. Goodman, MD, a rheumatologist at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. "But some people make the mistake of discontinuing their medications once they feel better. For certain drugs, such as biologics, to remain effective, it's necessary to keep taking them."

Dr. Goodman also tells Everyday Health that, "One good option for people with AS is pilates, which strengthens the body's core muscles and helps you maintain flexibility."

To read the full article, visit EverydayHealth.com.


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