If you have stiffness of the back, which is more in the early morning hours for
a long time then it is time to see a doctor. It may be an early case of
The following steps can help alleviate pain and stiffness in people with
is an essential part of the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis.
that strengthen the
back and neck can help maintain correct posture. Aerobic
, such as swimming, are very helpful because they promote flexibility of the
spine and movement of the shoulder and hip joints. A hot shower before
often relieves some joint pain and stiffness and makes exercising easier and
should be started slowly and performed when pain is minimized.
Rehabilitation therapies are important in the treatment of ankylosing
sleep and walking postures, together with abdominal and
help maintain correct posture. Exercises help maintain joint mobility.
Physical therapy is not believed to prevent the progression of ankylosing
spondylitis, but it may minimize symptoms.
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