Treat Ankylosing Spondylitis right

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Keeping in mind the unique manner in which Ankylosing Spondylitis progresses (bone destruction, followed by new bone formation and fusion)1, therapy should aim to treat pain and inflammation (which destroys the bone) as well as inhibit new bone formation2.

Oral medications and injectables are available to treat Ankylosing Spondylitis3-5.

Discuss the right therapy options with your doctor. Together you can make an informed choice on the best treatment option for you based on your symptoms and co-morbidities.

Choose an option that works to control your symptoms and fight the fuse!

To control the debilitating symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis and prevent long term structural damage to the spinal bones you need the right medication along with:

Ask your Rheumatologist about therapies and biologics that slow down spinal fusion.

 

References: 
1. Magrey MN and Khan MA. Curr Rheumatol Rep 2017;19:17.
2. van der Heijde D, et al. Ann Rheum Dis 2017;0:1–14.
3. Medication. NASS. Available [Online] at: http://nass.co.uk/about-as/living-well-with-as/medication-for-as/ Accessed on 6 Sept 2017.
4. Ankylosing spondylitis and related conditions. Available [Online] at URL: https://www.versusarthritis.org/about-arthritis/conditions/ankylosing-spondylitis/ Accessed on 22 August,2017.
5. Biologic therapy. National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society. Available [online] at URL: http://nass.co.uk/aboutas/living-well-withas/medication-for-as/anti-tnf-therapy/ Accessed on 9th June 2017.