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All done. Doc says that you have ankylosing spondylitis so this issue will persist. There no solution but pain killers and steroids and exercises. ESR, CRP, LFT all are ok. What to do?

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All done. Doc says that you have ankylosing spondylitis s...
Ankylosing spondylitis is mainly managed by exercises and medications. If you have severe pain in buttocks or back due to sacroilitis (inflammation of joint in buttock which occurs in Ankylosing spondylitis), you can get relief with injection in sacroiliac joint. The injection is given in operation theatre under X ray guidance by pain specialist and gives excellent results. Follow the procedure with good exercise plan and you will do well.
All done. Doc says that you have ankylosing spondylitis s...
Hi lybrate-user, it's ab arthritis with many management options. Pain killers and steroids ate given fir few days only to suppress the acute inflammation or swelling, there have been very good studies saying that if taken judiciously under supervision they cause no harm. 20 percent of AS don't respond to basic treatment line and exercises. They require slightly more expensive drugs. It depends on which way you want to l9ok at it 10 years back we had almost nothibgvto treat, not much evidence and a dismal outlook. Many patients spines used to get fused with dismal outlook. Now a days good evidence, good medicines, gives AS patients very good quality of life, which is very important as most of AS patients are young working males. Please see the glass half full, be positive and follow your rheumatologist.
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All done. Doc says that you have ankylosing spondylitis s...
Back Stretching. Do the cat/cow stretch. Core Strengthening Exercises
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