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Things to do for Ankylosing Spondylitis..

Hi, I have ankylosing spondylitis. This was diagnosed a year and a half back. I have already undergone 3 infusions with Remicade last year. Now it's been a year that I am not taking any medicine/ infusion. These days, I feel severe pain at my back while sleeping. What should I do and what kind of precautions/lifestyle should I follow to keep this under control ? Kind Regards, Anirban
Asked On : Mon, 15 Mar 2010
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ankylosing spondilitis is a degenerative disease. It is important to keep it under control. I would advise you to consult a immunologist in this regard and get a prescription of drugsa that will reduce the inflammation. Also you can get physiotherapy done to your back . Also certain braces can be used to keep the spine in the neutral position to reduce the pain. But it needs a thorough examination to know the present condition of your spine and hence consult a immunologist. I hope i have answered your query. Take care
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Hi.. Good form of physiotherapy and back supporting exercises in the form of yoga and mild physical exercise is essential.. Avoid strain and strenous physical work. Ample bed rest is also essential.. Concentrate on loosing weight, if you are over weight..

Answered: Thu, 18 Mar 2010
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