Dear lybrate-user Ankylosing is a difficult disease, but you can leave extremely healthy life, if you exercise daily and at times you start with pain
killers under supervision of Rheumatologist
Only key to remain healthy in case of Ankylosing Spondylitis
is Exercise, maintain healthy weight, do not smoke. Do not slouch. Maintenance of posture
. Do swimming. Join gym have a personal trainer. In exercise do Planks. Very effective in maintaining posture. And don't worry but be in touch with rheumatologist.