Treatment of patients with ankylosing spondylitis
Dr. Emily specializes in treating patients suffering from ankylosing spondylitis. We can help patients slow or halt the progression of their disease, reducing daily discomfort and improving mobility. With proven techniques, our licensed PTs develop exercise and stretching routines that are safe, healthy, and comfortable for AS patients.
What is ankylosing spondylitis?
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a form of arthritis that primarily affects the spine. AS produces inflammation between the vertebrae and in some cases can cause the vertebrae to fuse together over time. Most early-stage AS sufferers experience pain, stiffness, and mobility problems in the back. Some patients experience more chronic and persistent discomfort than others.
AS tends to affect men more often than women, and the condition typically begins in early adulthood. While an exact cause is unknown,
the condition frequently runs in families. There is no known cure, however a healthy lifestyle and certain treatments can help to slow the disease’s progression and improve the patient’s quality of life.
Source: Medline Plus