When it comes to Ankylosing Spondylitis treatment, New Jersey spine surgeon Dr. Joshua Rovner has the comprehensive experience patients trust.
Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis
The treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis is characterized not by curing the disease but by managing it. Through a combination of medication, physical therapy, and exercises pain and stiffness can be reduced and mobility can be restored. The medications used are not simply pain relievers to mask the pain.
In addition to pain relievers two other types of medication are used. Both immune suppressants and drugs known as TNF-alpha-blockers are pillars of Ankylosing Spondylitis management. In more severe cases surgery might be needed to manage a patient’s symptoms.