AS is a type of arthritis which results in inflammation of the joints of the spine.
It is commonly first seen in teens and young adults and affects more men than women. In more advanced cases, the body can react to the inflammation by laying down calcium where the ligaments attach to the bones in the spine.
This results in the formation of new bone at the sides of the vertebrae and reduces the flexibility of your back.
Eventually, sections of the spine can fuse together and become immobile.
Symptoms often appear gradually, and usually start as persistent, dull pain and stiffness in the low back, where the spine meets the pelvis and may spread up the spine to the neck or even other joints in the body.
Physical therapy is an important part of treatment for AS. At Core Strength Studios, our back pain rehabilitation programmes help improve the strength of your back and core to support your spine and maintain function as well as reduce pain.
Flexibility, massage, range of motion exercises and stretching will also be included in your programme to help maintain flexibility in your joints, as well as exercises to help maintain posture.
If you have AS and would like to speak to a specialist for an assessment and to discuss treatment options, we would like to invite you to a complimentary 60-minute consultation. To register, click here, complete the form and we’ll be in touch to make your booking.