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Q. What can be done to slow the disease progression in ankylosing spondylitis?

Answered by
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 23, 2018

Hello doctor,

I am suffering from ankylosing spondylitis from two years. Can you please tell me whether there are chances to slow the disease progression and how?

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Hello,

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There are four modes of therapy for ankylosing spondylitis.

  1. NSAID group.
  2. Steroid.
  3. Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs such as Methotrexate.
  4. TNF blocker like Adalimumab.
  • Physiotherapy also should be done.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Maintain good posture.

If inflammation is much more, only then steroid is prescribed. TNF blocker is prescribed if NSAIDs and disease-modifying drugs are not working.

Consult spine surgeon for examinationHope this will help you.

For more information consult a general practitioner online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/general-practitioner


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