Ankylosing Spondylitis is a systemic type of inflammatory disease or arthritis that affects the spine, sometimes fusing vertebrae together. Fused vertebrae causes a forward hunched posture and there is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis. Early diagnosis and treatment can reduce the risk of deformity and decrease symptoms. Ankylosing spondylitis can affect the ribs as well and make breathing painful. It has an unknown cause and genetic is suspected to play a role.
- Stiffness and pain in lower back lasting several months
- Fusion of bones in neck, back, hips, ribs
- Tendon and ligament pain
- Loss of appetite
Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment
ASTR uses holistic, noninvasive and pain free approaches to relieving pain without the use of medication. Our doctors use patented ASTR tools to break down and clear the existing scar tissue and myofasical restriction in patients. Specific special exercise programs are given to patients that are designed to reduce inflammation and strengthen the muscle to bring the patient back to a normal functioning and activity.