There is no cure for Ankylosing Spondylitis but there are many treatments for this disease. They range from diet and exercise to medication and surgery. Lifestyle changes and treatment options can help to decrease pain and increase quality of life. In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh explains the various ways you can treat AS.
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