Patients Ankylosing spondylitis
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When I was diagnosed I was put on painkillers and steroids and the doctor told me I will have to take them from time to time to feel better but I'm not willing to spend my life taking medication.
I know physiotherapy can be useful.
Where can we do it? Does it hae to be prescribed by my rheumatologist? Does it really help reduce pain?
I understand njobofy wants to take medication. The bottom line though is this is a progressive degenerative disease, and medications are the only way to possibly slow this down. If you go to the NASS website there is a page on back to action, which shows you good stretches to do. It is also available as a free app for your phone. Stretching is very important to keep good posture and helps with pain. Low impact exercises are good too swimmining; cycling or walking. Pilates or yoga help keep your core strong. You may need painkillers to allow you to exercise, but it is the most important part of your rehab. The NSAIDs and steroids will make you less stiff and day to day tasks easier
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