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Living with Ankylosing Spondylitis

Since Ankylosing Spondylitis is not curable, patients will be living with the disease their entire lives. However, with the proper medical guidance Ankylosing Spondylitis patients can live relatively normal lives.

While most days Ankylosing Spondylitis patients will be able to manage their symptoms alone, should any of the following happen it is advised that they seek medical advice right away:

  • A Sudden worsening of pain and stiffness
  • Balance issues
  • Difficulty walking or sitting for extended periods of time
  • Side effects of their medication
  • Infections

As an autoimmune disease Ankylosing Spondylitis makes it so that its patients are more easily susceptible to illness. Any infection from influenza to the common cold should be reported to your doctor.

Your New Jersey Spine Surgeon for Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment

As an award-winning New Jersey spine surgeon, Dr. Joshua Rovner delivers comprehensive treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis, with non-surgical treatment is the best approach. Board certified to practice in New York and New Jersey, Dr. Joshua Rovner is among few spine surgeons in NJ with depth of experience and expertise for treatment of spinal conditions along with advanced and minimally-invasive spinal surgery. Schedule a consultation today and contact us.

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