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How is ankylosing spondylitis treated?

The most important thing in treating ankylosing spondylitis is to start treatment early. Ankylosing spondylitis is first treated with exercise. A physiotherapist helps with stretches. These need to be done every morning to keep the joints moving and to help stop the stiffness. Being fit and active also helps muscles work better. Pain relievers can ease the pain, which will make moving about and exercising easier.

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